Tips for Letting Go of the Controlling Nature of Food:

Tips for Letting Go of the Controlling Nature of Food:

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Hi Everyone!  Below are some good tips about your food intake!  It’s tough, but remember that with God, all things are possible!!!   Every two weeks I will be expanding on one of these tips with some useful scripture to help motivate you!

  1. Put God above food by putting Him first every morning.  Ask Him to stay with you throughout the day.  Remember His presence as you move to the kitchen.
  2. Confess to Him any sin in your life.  Give Him the hard issues in your life, instead of taking them all upon yourself.
  3. Confess your hurts and/or loneliness to the Lord and ask for healing of pain, and emotions.
  4. Use a smaller plate and containers for portion control.
  5. Eat only real food (Meats, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains).
  6. Stay away from processed foods, and try to eat organic, and non-GMO when you can.  It’s not as expensive as you think if you eat seasonally.
  7. Don’t keep temptations in the house.  Example:  If you must have a cookie, go out for one instead of keeping a whole bag in the pantry.  This is one that I struggle with!!!
  8. Switch up your grains with some new ones that don’t contain gluten (use brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, gluten-free oats, etc.).
  9. Do you have a five-minute exercise plan? If not, start one.  Begin there and add a minute every two weeks until your reach 30 minutes a day.  Include cardio, resistance, and core training.  (A good program is DDP Yoga)
  10. Don’t go back for seconds and don’t fill your plate full on the first go around.
  11. Eat slower and enjoy each bite.
  12. Don’t use the computer or talk on the phone while you eat, so that you can taste the food you ate and remember how much you actually ate.
  13. When you are stressed try one or more of these things: pray, go outside, breathe, pray, walk, call a friend, pray, play a board game, laugh, pray, take a drive, dance, listen to some great music, pray, take a long, hot bath.
  14. Remember that hormones affect weight loss or gain dramatically.  If you think you should, have your estrogen, testosterone and thyroid levels checked.  It could be life changing.
  15. Remember that God loves you and that you are his beautiful creation, created on purpose for a purpose.
  16. Thank God daily for your life and for something unique or special about you.

Psalms 63: 1-7  O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.  So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and your glory.  Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.  Thus I will bless you while I live;  I will lift up my hands in Your name.  My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.  When I remember you on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.  Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

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