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What every christian woman needs to know to stop craving sugar and binge eating
Can you break the binge? Well here is what every christian woman needs to know to stop craving sugar and binge eating. If you found yourself thinking and wondering how hard it might be to stop binge eating and stick to eating real healthy food once and for all, I can assure you, it really is possible. There is help for christian women seeking help for binge eating.
It just takes you to make the decision to act in faith to make a change to improve for your life. I can tell you first hand that without prayer I would not be where i am today. Without faith in God the only place I would be, is standing in doubt and i would not of been able to stop binge eating.You don’t want to be stuck in doubt forever. Right?
That’s why I decided to create a real food real faith challenge. It’s not about following a REAL strict path of dieting but instead we look at our faith and our Christian lifestyle as a whole. Let me help you take a new approach with a new perspective here. As we strive to Learn Grow and Change we will keep our focus on the middle word being growth. This is where we see ourselves grow spiritually, mentally and physically as we adapt to a new way of eating. Today I am asking you to decide and commit your ways unto the Lord and trust that you can learn and master your way to a new lifestyle and begin to rethink what you are about to experience.
This is similar to prayer and fasting without feeling that this healthy eating journey is going to be too extreme like what most people would think. Your practice is about relaxing, by getting away from stress and the busyness of life by finding peace and a calm in the presence of God. In your quiet time begin to humbly ask God what you are hoping to see change. Do you want negative emotions to slip away? Do you want a deeper desire to pray more? Do you want help to have more self-confidence? You get what it mean right? Dieting is so much more than just seeing your weight change or seeing your cravings stop. For this reason we need to commit to pray everyday.
But you might be thinking how and what to pray for? Just start talking to God about your commitment to stop eating junk food. Pray to God about the will to get rid of sugar cravings. Pray to God in faith about what kind of results you are expecting. Pray to God about the healings you are hoping for. Pray to God to strengthen your health and focus on your health and not your (weight) appearance.
For myself I realized that when I was able to take my eyes off of me and fix my eyes on Christ (my book Fixing My Fattening Life) that my healing and strength grew tremendously. So you first need to pray in faith that you want a deeper desire to grow in your relationship with Jesus. Jesus will surely fix you! Your healer will make it all possible for you to stop binge eating.
Let’s take a look on some very important words to carry you through your challenge to grow in Christ. We want to lean on Jesus with our burdens, your Prince of Peace. He is the only one who can fill your emptiness with peace. It’s when we lack peace that we lose hope and so keep this message first and foremost as your first step to stay running the race to your healer.
Remember we need to first know that we are able to adapt to God’s ways. That is a promise in the bible. So when we get rid of bad unhealthy food we will focus on the healthy version of food that we find satisfying. It’s when we gain divine power over “strongholds” that we start to feel physically and emotionally better. Our challenge is to get rid of the reasoning in our mind of “why” we might not want to quit. [For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy stronghold. 2Cor10:4] What reasoning your might ask. It’s the reasoning going on inside my mind, “well just have a little piece it won’t hurt.” Or here’s another one, “there’s just one piece left, I guess I should eat it to get rid of it and then i just won’t buy anymore.” We have a tendency to minimize the problem. Sound familiar?
So what is the main reason I want to offer the real food real faith challenge is because I know sugar is toxic in plain english. It destroys our health, it destroys our emotions and our thinking. Sugar is poison and this is not just the white granulated stuff that pours out of a sugar bowl. Sugar or what I call BAD CARBS and it comes in so many forms and we crave it more and more. It’s the white stuff that we crave such as: chips, crackers, muffins, pasta, rice, cookies, cake, french fries, you get the picture. If the food is NOT whole food and not refined then it is good for you and I want to help.
That’s why it’s so important to find a special time and place where you can meditate on God’s word. Consider starting your special time with God by listening a worship song especially worship music. I recommend beginning with the song “The Voice of Truth.
Next if you do decide to commit, get out a piece of paper or a journal and write what you are expecting as a result of fasting and eating only healthy food. Write this bible verse in your journal. Pray about your every need and ask in faith for help with binge eating. Ask God to bless you with a humble mind and a desire to seek holiness in your heart.
In closing as you are in the process of learning, growing and changing it’s not what you are doing with food thats make all the difference, it’s what you are becoming. As you become mentally, spiritually and physically strong you will see why learning, growing and changing is so much more valuable than fighting with that number on the scale. It’s not so much about what you do at the gym or what foods you choose to eat. Instead, the key here is who you are becoming on the inside. This is a clear description of a life transformation. [bible verse and quotes about a transformation]
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Psalm 51:10-12 - Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Today's Christian weight loss program is the practice of exercising our faith to cleanse our heart, soul and mind. For years we have been victims of toxic thoughts running through our head, toxic foods getting in our body from junk food and toxic relationships we have allowed to fill our lives.
Let us come to the Father and pray to cleanse us in ways we might of not been aware of until today. Let's learn about the benefits of food God created for wholesome living so that we can break free from binge eating and have better control to make wise choices of our eating habits.
Here are my Top 12 detox foods that come from God to help stop binge eating on junk food.
Blueberries are truly one of the most powerful healing foods, blueberries contain natural aspirin that helps lessen the tissue-damaging effects of chronic inflammation, while lessening pain. Blueberries also act as antibiotics by blocking bacteria in the urinary tract, thereby helping to prevent infections. They also have antiviral properties and help to block toxins from crossing the blood-brain barrier to gain access to the delicate brain.
Apples help to stop binge eating, because apples are high in pectin, a type of fiber that binds to cholesterol and heavy metals in the body, they help eliminate toxic build up and to cleanse the intestines. Feel satisfied before you start eating your next meal.
Avocados. We rarely think of avocados as a cleansing food but these nutritional powerhouses lower cholesterol and dilate blood vessels while blocking artery-destroying toxicity. Avocados contain a nutrient called glutathione, which blocks at least thirty different carcinogens while helping the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals.
Beans. Try eating Hummus by adding to your next meal since they loaded with fiber that helps lower cholesterol, cleanses the intestines and regulates blood sugar levels. Legumes also help protect the body against cancer.
Cooked Beets. I love to cook beets in a saucepan on the stove top in 3 cups of filtered water and I then add 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and sweeten with 4-6 envelopes of Whole Earth natural NO chemical NO calorie sweetener. contain a unique mixture of natural plant compounds that make them superb blood purifiers and liver cleansers.
Cabbage. Cabbage contains numerous anticancer and antioxidant compounds and helps the liver break down excess hormones. Cabbage also cleanses the digestive tract and neutralizes some of the damaging compounds found in cigarette smoke (and second-hand smoke). It also strengthens the liver’s ability to detoxify. I like to put some in my food processor with baby carrots to shred it. Put in a bowl in your fridge and add to salads and stir fry’s.
Celery and Celery Seeds. Celery and celery seeds are excellent blood cleansers and contain many different anticancer compounds that help detoxify cancer cells from the body. Celery seeds contain over twenty anti-inflammatory substances. It is particularly good for detoxifying substances found in processed food.
Flaxseeds and Flaxseed Oil. Loaded with essential fatty acids, particularly the Omega-3s, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are essential for many cleansing functions throughout the body.
Fresh Cranberries. Cleanse your body from harmful bacteria and viruses that may be lingering in your urinary tract with cranberries since they contain antibiotic and antiviral substances.
Garlic. Eat garlic to cleanse harmful bacteria, intestinal parasites and viruses from your body, especially from the blood and intestines. It also helps cleanse build-up from the arteries and has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties that help detoxify the body of harmful substances. Additionally, garlic assists with cleansing the respiratory tract by expelling mucous build-up in the lungs and sinuses. For the health benefits, choose only fresh garlic, not garlic powder, which has virtually none of the above properties.
Grapefruit. Add a ruby red grapefruit to your breakfast to benefit from pectin fiber that binds to cholesterol, thereby cleansing the blood. Pectin also binds to heavy metals and helps escort them out of the body. It also has antiviral compounds that cleanse harmful viruses out of the body. Detox your intestines and liver with grapefruit.
Lemons are my go to to stop binge eating, and lemons are excellent liver detoxifiers, lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C, a vitamin needed by the body to make an important substance called glutathione. Glutathione helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (not the bottled variety) to pure water, salads and plain yogurt to support your cleansing efforts on a daily basis.
Cleansing the mind
The Lord says, we will have trouble in this life but take heart, for I have overcome the world. Take captive those painful thoughts with prayer. Most often if we give it to God and sit still, he will work on our behalf because the worst-case scenario is never the worst case with God. Start each waking morning with gratitude and remember God is good to us. God makes all things possible! Yes God's love peace and power will help you eat real food so you can stop binge eating as you see the desire slip away. God bless you!
Lesson Taken from Day 8 | The 14 Day Real Food Real Faith Challenge
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