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Taste for Truth - Weight Loss Encouragement
17 minutes | 14 days ago
How to Stop Overeating in the Afternoon - 7 Tips
When I ask women what time of day they most often break their boundaries, I usually get one of two answers: either mid-afternoon or evening. Since I've already done a couple of podcast episodes on how to end evening eating, today I'd like to talk about how to stop overeating in the afternoon. Let's begin by looking at why this is a tempting time of day. Who struggles with afternoon eating? While anyone can struggle with overeating in the afternoon, here are the most common groups of people: Stay-at-home moms Homeschool moms Retired people People who work from home: entrepreneurs, writers, etc. Homemakers I think the reason these groups struggle the most is because we're actually at home in the afternoon! Chances are good that people who work outside the home would love to start eating at 3:00 in the afternoon but their jobs prevent them from eating at that time. Although if you often pop down to the vending machine at work or in your college dorm around 3:00 in the afternoon, you know the struggle to stop overeating in the afternoon. Why do we feel like breaking boundaries in the afternoon? If we want to stop overeating in the afternoon, we need to first find out why we're tempted to eat in the afternoon. This will be different for everyone, and also different on each day of the week. You may find that you eat for all of the following reasons. Let's take a look at some of the reasons we're inclined to overeat in the afternoon. We've already used up all our willpower for the day. In my interview with Drew Dyck on how to increase self-control on the Christian Habits Podcast, Drew said that we each have a limited supply of willpower. Towards the end of the day, that willpower starts to dwindle--so what we could have said no to in the morning, we may not have the strength to say no to in the afternoon. We're bored. Often we've been busy all morning working or spending time with the kids and by mid-afternoon we're bored. We want some excitement in our lives! We're physically tired. We may also be plain old tired and in need of a nap! The problem is that we're often either not in a situation where we can take a nap, or we're in a situation where we can take a nap but for whatever reason we don't do it. When that happens we feel like eating because we think a snack will perk us up. We're tired of working. Sometimes we're not physically tired, we're just tired of working. Tired of always being on task and always responsible. If we don't feel like we can justify taking a break, we'll be tempted eat in rebellion. We're emotional. If something happened earlier in the day to upset us and we didn't take the time to process our emotions, those emotions will keep getting bigger and bigger throughout the day. Soon they'll be so big, they'll spill out and cry, "Let's get something to eat! WE NEED A TREAT!!!!" That often happens around 3:00--and sometimes earlier! We're procrastinating. Another reason we eat in the afternoon is because we've been procrastinating some terrible job all day and one of our best coping techniques for procrastination is to eat. Until we actually do that job, we'll probably feel like breaking our boundaries and eating. We're beating ourselves up for what we didn't get done that morning. Often when we procrastinate, we have a tendency to beat ourselves up. We say, "You got nothing done today, you lazy oaf!!" This just makes us want to open the fridge and eat everything in sight to drown out the sound of our failures. How do we stop overeating in the afternoon? Now that we've seen the reasons for afternoon eating, let's look at some solutions that will help us stop overeating. Try not to have treats in the house. (Depleted Willpower) If we don't have treats in the house, we'll be far less likely to break our boundaries at 3:00 when our willpower is depleted. We could still drive out and get those treats, but often we're so tired we're unwilling to make the effort to drive anywhere. Another option is to ask your spouse or roommate to hide the treats from you until they get home from work. If you do that, though, don't get mad at them if they don't tell you where they are when you call to ask! The minute you do that, they won't want to hide them anymore. They could also take them to work with them if you're the type of person who searches for the treats until you find them. Take a break and do something fun. (Boredom) This doesn't have to be a major fun event. It could be as simple as turning on some great music and dancing to one of the songs, bundling up the kids and going on a walk, calling a friend for a visit, or reading a few pages or a chapter in a non-addictive book. If you have more freedom, you could have a bath or run out and do errands (if you enjoy errands). Anything you can do to give yourself a change of pace from normal life will help you avoid eating due to boredom. Another thing that helps is to change your expectations - life is not a vacation! The more we learn to enjoy regular life and work, the happier we'll be. For more on how to overcome boredom eating, listen to this podcast episode: How to Stop Boredom Eating. Take a nap or do some exercise. (Tired) So often we think food will perk us up, but it will only perk us up if our body needs food. If our body doesn't need food--or if we're feeding it unhealthy food--it just makes us more tired. One of my friends used to go to our local coffee kiosk to get a beanaccino (a white chocolate frappe) for a little pick me up in the afternoon. After a week or so, he discovered that every time he did that, he was energized for about 30 minutes and then had a big crash. So while the 30 minutes was nice, it wasn't worth the rest of the afternoon of being tired. Taking a nap or getting a little exercise will do wonders to give you the energy you need to get through the day. For more help to stop overeating because you're tired, click here: 8 Questions to Help with Tired Eating Take a mandatory break. (Tired of working) People who work in an office take breaks throughout the day. They talk to co-workers, take phone calls, and even check their emails. They also have a lunch break and some of them take two other 15-minute breaks. Yet those of us at home sometimes think we need to keep working ALL day. That's crazy! Not only is it stressful, it's also unproductive because we don't get the reset that a good break gives us. To remedy that situation, take mandatory breaks--even if you feel like you can't. Those breaks may look different for the stay-at-home mom than the empty-nest entrepreneur (not quite as cushy with kids afoot), but they can still be wonderful and refreshing. If you work at home, consider having a hard cutoff time for the day's work, then celebrate being done and go do something else. If you're not trying to force yourself to work when you shouldn't be, you'll be less likely to break your boundaries because you'll no longer need to eat in rebellion! An added advantage is that it gives you the fresh start that Drew Dyck talked about in my interview with him on how to have self-control. If you take a mandatory lunch break for example and a little time with God at that point, that could do wonders toward giving yourself a fresh start and replenishing your willpower for the afternoon, which will help you stop overeating. Renew your mind. (Negative emotions) If something has happened to upset you during the day, the sooner you renew your mind the better. Take some time to truth journal, go for a prayer walk, or do the questions from I Deserve a Donut or the Renewing of the Mind Project so you can get rid of those negative emotions. If you get rid of the emotions that make you feel like eating, it will be much easier to follow your boundaries during the afternoon. Break dreaded jobs into a series of small tasks and start on the first task. (Procrastination) If you're tempted to eat because of procrastination, the best way to get rid of the temptation is to just do the task and get it over with. That said, we all know how hard that is to do! It's far easier to focus on one small step than the whole huge task. Pull out a sheet of paper and start writing down little action steps. You may have three or you may have ten. Each action step should be easy enough that you can make yourself do it. If you'd like more help with procrastination, check out my Bible study on procrastination. Give yourself grace. (Beating yourself up) Self-condemnation is a tool of the enemy. He uses it to get us so discouraged and hopeless that we want to give up. We think, "What's wrong with me that I can't follow my boundaries?" But here's the truth: we all struggle in some area of our lives! No one is perfect and we all fail daily in many ways. So if you're struggling, this is nothing shocking or terrible. It's life as a frail human being and life as a sinner. Go to God for help, confess your sin if you've been sinning, and then move on, walking in the grace, strength, and hope that God gives. I hope these tips have given you some ideas of what to do when you feel like breaking boundaries in the afternoon. The next time you feel that way, begin by asking, "Why do I feel like breaking my boundaries?" Then look at the list above for suggestions on how to get back on track.
21 minutes | a month ago
10 Lies that Make Us Give Up on New Year’s Resolutions
5 steps to accomplish your New Year's resolutions and goals and 10 lies that make you give up on them
37 minutes | a month ago
Losing 80 Pounds with Gods Help with Angie
Struggling with weight loss for the longest time? Overwhelmed with a lot of programs out there? Confused because you felt like nothing really works for you? You’re not alone. Listen up as Angela Pryor talks about her struggles in her weight loss journey and how she came about losing 80 pounds with God’s help, just accepting him into her life and acknowledging his agenda. Angie is a reader of I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat): A Christian Weight Loss Resource book. She renewed her mind with the questions she found in the book and by meditation. She has been on the weight loss journey since she was 12 and found herself struggling with every weight loss program that she tried until she finally found Bright Lines Eating and accepted it as God’s gift. She shares how meditation with scriptures helped her follow her boundaries. Things We Talked About: Is Angie still following the Bright Lines Eating guidelines? Angie talks about her struggles with insecurities and overeating in her weight loss journey How Bright Lines Eating not only helped Angie with her weight loss but also with her lung disease What Angie does if she broke her boundaries especially at the beginning of the program How having a goal to renew the mind changed the way Angie thought about food Making the commitment to renew, not just following boundaries Ways Angie renewed her mind How often did Angie renew her mind then and now to follow her boundaries What does God want to teach Angie with her experience? How God showed Angie his love during her experience Angie on loving herself Angie’s advice to someone struggling with weight loss Quotable Quotes: “Only the Word of God sets free, not boundaries.” “Whatever God gives you to seek him, that’s the way you would have to renew your mind.” - Angie “Meditation on God’s Word replaces those thoughts that come from the enemy”- Angie Resources We Talked About on the Podcast: Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free by Susan Peirce Thompson PHD I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat): A Christian Weight Loss Resource by Barb Raveling Freedom from Emotional Eating by Barb Raveling The Renewing of the Mind Project by Barb Raveling How to Listen to the Podcast: Stitcher: Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Apple Podcasts: Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts. (If you haven’t subscribed to the podcast on Apple, this can sometimes take a few hours to update.) Google Play: Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play. Android: Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Spotify: Click here to subscribe or listen on Spotify. Amazon Alexa: To listen on Amazon Alexa, say, “Alexa, play the Taste for Truth Podcast.”
28 minutes | 2 months ago
A Thin Within Weight Loss Story with Dory
Today on the Taste for Truth Podcast, I’m excited to visit with Dory about her Thin Within weight loss story. Dory lost twenty pounds using Thin Within’s hunger/satisfaction boundaries. She shares the struggles and victories along the way in this interview. She also shares examples of some of the truth cards she made to help her renew her mind. (Keep scrolling to see those.) Here are a few of the things we discuss on the podcast: Things We Talked About: Why Dory felt like she couldn’t trust herself around food What Dory realized the day she moved out of her family home for 25 years How did Dory do on her hunger-fullness boundaries? Dory’s hunger and fullness signals Handling emotional eating Dory’s ways to renewing her mind Did Dory feel like quitting? How Dory saw God’s love through this experience Dory’s advice for someone who’s weight has been going up and down Quotable Quotes: “What I really try to do is taste my food and use my senses and take in–more than just ingesting but actually take in– that this experience is such a blessing and enjoy my food.” – Dory “The biggest thing is giving myself permission to ask questions.” – Dory Resources We Talked About on the Podcast: Thin Within: A Non-Diet Grace-Based Approach Truth Cards 101 I Deserve a Donut App I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat) by Barb Raveling
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Losing the Last 10 Pounds with Anne
Have you ever lost weight and then gained the last 5 or 10 pounds back? Or lost a bunch of weight and then stalled at the last 5 or 10 pounds? Join me in this victory and coaching interview with Anne as she talks about her weight loss victory and losing the last 10 pounds. Things we Talked About: Is setting food boundaries effective? How Anne finds time to do Bible studies and renew her mind How has the pandemic affected Anne’s eating habits? What would be a good reason to lose that last 10 pounds? What are the benefits of having self-control as opposed to just ignoring boundaries for a part of the day? How to follow your boundaries Anne’s biggest takeaway on what can help her get back on track to losing the last 10 pounds Quotable Quotes: Once I start controlling the food, I have more time and space to connect with God because I’m not overcome with guilt and I’m not trying to live in secrecy. - Anne Once I start making those little changes, other bigger changes that I want in life start to happen. - Anne Resources We Talked About on the Podcast: Perfect Portions Freedom from Emotional Eating by Barb Raveling I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat) by Barb Raveling I Deserve a Donut App The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren The Renewing of the Mind Project by Barb Raveling Taste for Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study by Barb Raveling (Link to Anne’s Art project) (Link to the BLANK art project) How to Listen to the Podcast: Stitcher: Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Apple Podcasts: Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts. (If you haven’t subscribed to the podcast on Apple, this can sometimes take a few hours to update.) Google Play: Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play. Android: Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Spotify: Click here to subscribe or listen on Spotify. Amazon Alexa: To listen on Amazon Alexa, say, “Alexa, play the Taste for Truth Podcast.”
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Lies That Keep Us from Exercising
Do you have a hard time making yourself exercise? Or do you ever find yourself becoming obsessed with exercise? In today’s podcast, Jessica Hottle shares three lies that keep us from exercising and the truth that will help us want to exercise. Jessica also talks about the problem of putting too much importance on exercise and appearance, and how God can help us change no matter what side of the spectrum we lean toward. Jessica Hottle is a successful online entrepreneur, speaker, author, podcaster, and faith-based fitness coach who helps women find freedom from their past and healing in their bodies. While she believes that we’re called to steward our bodies well, what matters most is what’s in our hearts and our standing in Christ. Things We Talked About on the Podcast: Lies that keep you from exercising Why it’s important to be consistent with exercise and how to discover what consistency looks like for you What to do on the days you miss your workout How to avoid becoming excessive with exercise How all-or-nothing thinking affects exercise and how to get rid of it Why it’s important to ask, “What does my soul, spirit, and body need?” Other questions you can ask for self-evaluation How to make time for exercise What to do if you’ve always failed at creating an exercise routine in the past Quotable Quotes: “Your body is your biggest storyteller.” - Jessica Hottle "Ask yourself these questions: 'What does my soul need? What does my body need?'" - Jessica Hottle Resources We Talked About on the Podcast: What’s the Truth Podcast with Jessica Hottle Jessica's Instagram I Deserve a Donut App Know Your Worth by Jessica Hottle Own Your Worth by Jessica Hottle How to Listen to the Podcast: Stitcher: Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Apple Podcasts: Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts. (If you haven’t subscribed to the podcast on Apple, this can sometimes take a few hours to update.) Google Play: Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play. Android: Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Spotify: Click here to subscribe or listen on Spotify. Amazon Alexa: To listen on Amazon Alexa, say, “Alexa, play the Taste for Truth Podcast.”
20 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Stop Entitlement Eating - 9 Steps
24 minutes | 6 months ago
Raising Healthy Kids, Tired Eating, Depression Eating, and More
In this episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I go back to the old "Ask Barb" format of some of the podcasts a few years ago. This is an episode I found in the archives that I hadn't ever posted. Here are a few of the things we talked about on the podcast. Questions We Talked About: How to choose weight loss boundaries Which weight loss Bible study to do first: Taste for Truth or Freedom from Emotional Eating Beating yourselves up and feeling guilty about eating too much Feeling depressed about trying to eat with boundaries How to renew your mind for pain, tiredness, and non-situational depression Helping teens and older kids with eating boundaries Resources We Talked About: FB Live Video: How to Choose Weight Loss Boundaries Without Going Crazy RALLY Bible Study—a Bible study that will help you with trials Freedom from Emotional Eating Bible Study Taste for Truth Bible Study Self-condemnation questions I Deserve a Donut App Tired eating questions Online Christian Counseling – This is an online counseling organization where you can get help. They’ll assign a counselor to you and you can visit with the counselors by Skype or phone. How to Listen to the Podcast: Apple Podcasts:Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts Google Play:Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play Stitcher:Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Android:Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Spotify: Click here to subscribe or listen on Spotify. Amazon Alexa: To listen on Amazon Alexa, say, “Alexa, play the Taste for Truth Podcast.”
31 minutes | 7 months ago
Racial Unity - A Conversation between Friends with Ngina Otiende
30 minutes | 8 months ago
How to Renew Consistently with Jamila
Do you ever have a hard time making yourself renew your mind? Maybe you've found that truth journaling or doing the I Deserve a Donut questions works, but you just can't make yourself do it. Or you're willing to do it, but can't remember to do it. In today's episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I'll be coaching Jamila about how to renew consistently. We'll talk about what renewing looks like and how to do it in less than five minutes. Other Things We Talked About: How perfectionism gets in the way of renewing Can you truth journal in less than five minutes? Why it's important to start small with Bible study and renewing A new way to look at failure Practical things you can do to help you remember to renew How to find the time to renew How to renew consistently Lies We Talked About: I'm hungry (so I should eat). I'm tired (so I should eat). I already broke it so I might as well eat. I'll start tomorrow.
35 minutes | 9 months ago
Letting Go of Weight Loss Obsession with Anne
Do you ever feel like you have to be skinny? Do you obsess over what boundaries to choose? Do often find yourself with too many boundaries? If so, this podcast will help. Anne and I will be talking about how to let go of weight loss obsession. Things We Talked About: How to let go of the idol of skinny The dangers of seeing ourselves as “skinny” The dangers of seeing ourselves as “fat” Why we need to stop seeing ourselves as one-dimensional A helpful way to see ourselves How obsession with weight loss (the skinny idol) keeps us from losing weight Why it’s necessary to let go of weight loss obsession if you want to stop bingeing How junior high and high school is different than the rest of life (and why we need to start believing that!) The value of truth journaling through the past Lies We Talked About: I need to be skinny to be acceptable. If I’m not skinny, I’ll lose my friends. (One thing I forgot to mention on the podcast is this: If our friends will only like us if we’re skinny, how valuable is their friendship?) If I’m not skinny, people won’t like me. Resources We Talked About: Freedom from Emotional Eating Taste for Truth Dear Daughters Podcast by Susie Davis: How Memories Impact Your Spiritual Life The Christian Habits Podcast The Neil Anderson episode of the Christian Habits Podcast FB Live Video: How to Choose Weight Loss Boundaries Without Going Crazy How to Listen to the Podcast: Apple Podcasts: Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts Google Play: Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play Stitcher: Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Android: Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Spotify: Click here to subscribe or listen on Spotify. Amazon Alexa: To listen on Amazon Alexa, say, “Alexa, play the Taste for Truth Podcast.” (Please let me know if this doesn’t work. I’m not sure if you have to be subscribed to the podcast to get “her” to play it.)
20 minutes | 10 months ago
How to Avoid Gaining Weight during Coronavirus Pandemic
36 minutes | 10 months ago
Renewing and Weight Loss While Parenting Young Kids with Amy
Do you struggle to find time to renew your mind amidst the everyday chaos of parenting? Do you emotional eat due to stress? Do you find yourself saying, “It’s just one bite?” If so, today’s episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast will help. I’ll be visiting with Amy about some of the following topics: Things We Talked About: Dealing with everyday chaos Emotional eating due to stress Spending enough time with God Renewing the mind when you’re too frazzled Things to accept about parenting Truth journaling as a parent Children having a good relationship with God Letting go of perfection Lies We Talked About: I don’t want the food to go waste. It’s just one bite. It’s not going to hurt me. I can’t lock myself in my room to renew. It’s unfair to my children. Resources We Talked About: Freedom from Emotional Eating Taste for Truth Renewing of the Mind Project How to Listen to the Podcast: Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple podcasts Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Click here to subscribe or listen on Spotify.
30 minutes | a year ago
Out-to-Eat, Exercise, and Reward Eating with Meg
Do you have a hard time following your weight loss boundaries when you go out to eat? Does exercise make you so hungry you feel like breaking boundaries? Do you wonder if you should add calories when exercising or going out to eat? If so, today’s coaching episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast will help. Here are just a few of the topics we’ll be discussing on the podcast: Things We Talked About: Should you add calories for exercise and going out to eat? Craving for snacks after exercising Internal rewards Ways to eat out while trying to lose weight Immediately putting half in the box when eating out The three-bite rule Renewing your mind after breaking your boundaries Importance of priming yourself in the morning Lies We Talked About: I deserve a snack because I exercised. I’m going out to eat; I deserve to eat all of it. I’ll just choose a healthy option at dinner…. I’ll just eat healthy tomorrow. How to Listen to the Podcast Click hereto subscribe or listen on Apple podcasts Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Click hereto subscribe or listen on Spotify.
36 minutes | a year ago
Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with Sarah
Sarah struggled with her weight ever since she was young, dieting as early as 13-14 years old. After the birth of her son, she decided to address her eating issues. She found Freedom from Emotional Eating and started losing weight. Here are a few of the things we’ll be discussing on today’s episode of the podcast. Things We Talked About: Finding motivation after multiple failed weight loss attempts Importance of having well-defined boundaries Changing portion sizes Overcoming sugar and simple carbs addiction Reminding yourself of the truth every day Having a reward system as motivation People-pleasing Addressing underlying causes of unhealthy eating “Treating” anxiety with food Lies We Talked About: If my husband’s having this much, I should be able to have this much. It’s impossible to say no to your addiction. Life would be so boring if I gave up sweets. Resources We Talked About: Freedom from Emotional Eating Taste for Truth
32 minutes | a year ago
Truth Journaling for Weight Loss with Joy
On today’s episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I visit with Joy, who is just getting started with the Freedom from Emotional Eating Bible Study and also with truth journaling for weight loss. Joy listened to the podcast for a year before she decided to jump in and start a Bible study and renewing. Here are a few of the things we’ll be discussing on today’s episode of the podcast. Things We Talked About: How to truth journal throughout the day. Stress eating Eating to make you feel better Why it’s better to truth journal more often The hurdles to truth journaling Effective motivations for truth journaling Secret eating Lies We Talked About: I deserve this big portion because I haven’t eaten all day. I’m so stressed this will help me calm down. It’s been a hard day. This will make me feel better. I already dished it up so I might as well eat it all. Resources We Talked About: Freedom from Emotional Eating Renewing of the Mind Project Trim Healthy Mama Craig Groeschel sermon series on addiction (See the following links for those sermons.) https://youtu.be/BrPpYO0osP8 https://youtu.be/Y4yL0J9a2kU https://youtu.be/ptDuPxyS5lY https://youtu.be/XoeE6PQN7DQ
30 minutes | a year ago
Following Weight Loss Boundaries During the Holidays
It's that time of year again. When we throw caution to the wind and break our weight loss boundaries left and right eating Christmas cookies and other goodies! On today's episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I do a coaching call with Judy and Amy about how to follow weight loss boundaries during the holidays. Amy and Judy have been working through the Taste for Truth Bible study, and they have both been losing weight. Amy has lost 10 pounds so far and Judy has lost 22 pounds! I hope today's podcast will help you as we head into this holiday season. Here are a few of the lies we'll be covering that make us eat too much: Lies That Make Us Eat Too Much Over the Holidays I don't like being left out (during holiday parties so I need to eat like everyone else). If everyone is snitching cookies, I want to have my fair share. I need to eat this when no one is looking. It's the holidays. I'm going to indulge a little bit. It only happens once a year (so I need to live it up!). I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. That's so good, I should have another. I'll just have one more. We'll get to these lies at about the 8 or 10-minute mark. At the beginning of the podcast, we'll be talking about making Christmas cookies and how to do that without eating too much. How to Listen to the Podcast Click here to listen on Apple podcasts Click here to listen on Google Play Click here to listen on Stitcher. Click here to subscribe on Android.
23 minutes | a year ago
My Own Weight Loss Story - Barb Raveling
This is a podcast episode I've been wanting to do for a long time. I guess it's appropriate that I finally made the commitment to do it after publishing my new Freedom from Procrastination Bible Study! In the podcast, I'll share my own weight loss journey and how God set me free from the control of food. Overeating and weight gain was an issue in my life from the time I was in high school until I was writing my first book, Freedom from Emotional Eating, in 2006. I published that book in 2008 and at the time I worried I would gain my weight back and be embarrassed that I had written a book on how to gain freedom from Emotional Eating! I didn't realized that I ate for procrastination and whenever I set out to write, I felt like procrastinating! It was disconcerting to be writing on weight loss and feeling like breaking boundaries while writing. Thankfully, God has kept me on the straight and narrow and I have continued to live free from the control of food. I've found that it's a much more peaceful way to live and -- surprisingly -- a more fun way to live! Overeating may be fun in the moment but eating with control leads to a much more fun life. It's take me hundreds of truth journal entries to break free from the control of food, but that freedom has been long-lasting. If you'd like to hear more about my journey and how God set me free, listen to today's podcast episode.
16 minutes | a year ago
Post-Vacation Eating: How to Get Back on Track after Vacation
Do you find that it's hard to get back on track after vacation with your weight loss boundaries? Even if you followed your boundaries while you're gone, it's often hard to follow them when you get home. Not only are we tired and in catch-up land with all the work that piled up, but we also often find ourselves feeling sad when we get back. We miss vacation--or if things went badly on vacation, we're sad about what happened. Thankfully, God can help us recover from the post-vacation blues and help us to follow our boundaries. On this podcast, we'll talk about 7 things we can do to get back on track after vacation. 7 Ways to Get Back On Track After Vacation Give yourself grace. Process the vacation, if necessary. Get a biblical perspective. Make a plan to slowly get caught up. Re-establish your eating and exercise boundaries ASAP. Make a "fun" plan. Spend extra time renewing the first few days back. How to Listen to the Podcast Click here to listen on Apple podcasts Click here to listen on Google Play Click here to listen on Stitcher. Click here to listen on Android.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
When You Hate Rules but Want to Lose Weight
Do you ever rebel against losing weight because you just can’t stand following the rules? Do you feel like other people want you to lose weight, and that kind of bugs you? Do you hate authority, especially when it comes to diets and weight loss boundaries? If so, this podcast will help! We’ll talk about what to do when you want to lose weight but hate following rules. In this coaching interview, I visit with Trish about how to change your mindset towards rules and authority so you don’t really mind having weight loss boundaries and may even learn to love them. Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss: Why it’s important to associate consequences with breaking weight loss boundaries Authority: Is it good or bad? What makes it good or bad? Why parents and significant others often want us to lose weight How to not let it bother us when people want us to lose weight How to change our attitude towards weight loss boundaries or rules How focusing on renewing our minds rather than following our boundaries can keep us from feeling like failures when we break our boundaries. Resources Mentioned on the Podcast I Deserve a Donut (and Other Lies That Make You Eat) Taste for Truth Bible Study I Deserve a Donut app (There is an internal link at my blog for this – you can find it under the weight loss tab.) How to Listen to the Podcast: Apple Podcasts: click here Stitcher: click here Google Play: click here
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