Are You Craving Sugar or Afraid Of Feeling Deprived From Junk Food?
Food for Thought - Insight For Living
Bible reading: Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
It happened to me the other day, just a week end gathering. What about you? Have you been feeling deprived lately when you find yourself craving something sweet or does that salty crunchy snack keep calling you?
It happens to all of us at some point. We feel deprived after we decide to remove sugary foods like unhealthy carbohydrates from our eating plan. In fact, the last few days I have had anxiety from staying away from certain junk food and with sticking to a limited food plan. It’s almost like I just want to go for a good run to shake off the restlessness.
When I find myself dwelling on the foods i miss and love that I know will cause trouble with my health, I know I need an attitude fix. This is the kind of stuff I teach, because we rearly talk about “how to” stop cravings.
This is an inner struggle that I know as being my stinking thinking, as Joyce Meyers puts it. When I choose to lean on my own understanding in most instances, I am putting on unnecessary stress because i am allowing my thoughts and attitude to be controlled by the way I think of food. Truth is, if I keep on thinking of the foods that I miss I'll never find the freedom of peace of mind God wants me to have.
I hear an inner voice telling me to be thankful and to enjoy the foods that I CAN eat. I found myself imagining being on a deserted island and having to find food in order to survive. I could see myself falling to my knees on the beach and crying out to God to help me find food. “PLEASE God, I’m so hungry”.
Then I heard that still small voice in my heart guiding me where food can be found. And so I saw wonderful fruit and vegetables and perhaps some fish that'll nourish my body. Now as I was eating there is no time or space to even think of junk food or dreaming of driving up to a restaurant to grab something quick.
in fact I noticed i was even enjoying preparing the food, I felt so happy! As I was cooking I could see myself REJOICING, just knowing that I can then eat and feel full and satisfied. I could see the look of contentment on my face and much gratitude for all God has provided.
By leaning on the Lord and not my own understanding, God has blessed me with a new vision and a greater sense of Thanksgiving. The more this happens to me the more the sugar craving slip away on their own. If you have been able to give up any bad habit with the help of God, the same thing happens to craving sugar and foods that are bad for you. The sugar cravings slowly slip away. That’s why i love being a health coach, because I get to go through the life changing moments with you!
Soon you'll learn how a christian weight loss program allows us to change our eating habits without feeling deprived, This is how I stopped craving sugar... God's way
Now whenever I find myself dwelling on the things that I should not or cannot eat, I hear God’s voice telling me he wants to take care of me and that I need to be thankful for the things that I can eat.
Well I know one thing for sure. That Poor Cookie Monster, he’s stuck on that island...What is he gonna do now?
Prayer - For Today - I will acknowledge the Lord with all my heart and ask him to help me to not lean on my own understanding. I asked God to enable me to acknowledge him in all of my ways of deciding what to put in my mouth, and trust that God will make my path straight.
Thank you Lord for changing my attitude little by little...Amen
May you prosper in abundant health and happiness!
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