If weight loss is an area of weakness for you, it has everything to do with your spiritual health.
The devil uses our areas of weakness to deceive, divide and destroy us.
Remember Eve and the apple, he tempted her to disobey God.
When you overeat, it is a sin, a sin the devil takes delight in getting you to commit.
assess your eating habits
- Do you eat only when you are hungry?
- Do you reach for food when you are upset, happy or bored?
- Do you finish a bag of chips without even realizing how it happened?
- Do you eat large quantities of food at each meal?
- Does your diet consist primarily of processed carbohydrates?
- Are you constantly eating?
- Do you think about food all the time?
- Do you have periods when you eat well followed by periods of eating excessively?
You started off wanting to lose ten pounds, perhaps after the birth of a child you gained weight; or you are getting ready for a special occasion and you have an outfit you want to wear but need to lose a few pounds. You may not have noticed the weight creeping up until one day you caught a side view in a mirror, and you realized that you need to lose weight. You have struggled with weight for what seems like most of your life; or you are new to being overweight and you are frustrated that it is so hard to get back to a healthy weight.
Do you notice the same bad habit repeating itself over and over again and you wonder why and when you will gain control?
revise your eating habits
YOU WILL GAIN CONTROL with God’s help; however, you also need to revise your eating habits, creating a new regimen that you can live with for the rest of your life. Does that mean you won’t occasionally make a poor choice and eat something unhealthy? No. However, it means that you will learn to appreciate those unhealthy snacks, without wanting them to be a daily part of your life because the benefits of healthier eating and the positive changes that happen in your body and mind as a result of this new lifestyle will keep you focused and motivated to stay in control.
This blog does not address eating disorders (too complex a topic for this platform); however, this blog does try to help and encourage anyone who wants to get to a healthy weight.
Let’s start by making healthier choices in your food intake and energy expenditure.
Replace one unhealthy snack this week with a fruit or vegetable; walk 10 minutes today.
Keep your focus on your deepest why- the reason you want to lose weight, and knowing your deepest why will be the reason why this time you will succeed at losing the weight and keeping it off.