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No More Shame: The battle is not with food

As a person of faith, I’d pray, “Jesus, help me to stop emotionally eating and giving into cravings.”

It wouldn’t be long after that prayer, I’d be in the pantry eating spoons of Nutella or a bag of chips.

Quickly, I’d feel flooded with guilt, “you’re such a failure. See, you ARE out of control.”

My desire to be healthy, was no longer JUST about losing 40lbs, it was about being free from the guilt.

I WANTED to believe God could help me make healthy changes and stick to them, but WHY wasn’t He helping me?

Sometimes, the more I prayed, the more desperate and out of control I felt.

I discovered, He was teaching me something MUCH bigger than weight loss.

He actually wanted to give me MORE than I could see.

 

Today, I know what was missing: I was focused on fixing the symptom not the cause.

The battle wasn’t with food/drink.

The battle was with the mind.

 

I stopped thinking "I'm such a failure and out of...

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