Sometimes, we hear food calling our name. It seems to insist that we come, give it attention, consume it…even though we aren’t hungry. I am pretty sure you know what I mean.
For me, it is often the ice cream that I have in my freezer. I am free to have ice cream, but want to enjoy it within the parameters of hunger and satisfaction. There are times, though, when I can’t get it out of my head. I can grit my teeth all I like with a resolve “I WILL NOT THINK ABOUT FOOD,” but that seems to do little good.
This video just shares in brief (a bit over 3 minutes), what I suggest instead. I hope it helps!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stumFaxAD10?rel=0
If you would like more information about the God List and Praise-Feast (or Praise-Fest), visit my other blog where I have described how to do these things in some detail.
Heidi, so true. So simple. Should be easy. Thank you for spending blessed time with us this wonderful Sunday morning.
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You bet, Dalena. Thank YOU!
Great video, Heidi! I really look forward to our “talks” which always seem to come when I need them most. Linda
I was seriously picturing the pink gorilla in a leotard! LOL! But you are so right, and as Joyce Meyer says, “where the mind goes, the man follows.”
Also wanted to mention that Barb’s app helps with this as well. I really wanted to eat something during my daughters nap today, but I wasn’t hungry. I kept waiting and waiting and as the nap came to its final moments, I wanted to eat just because. But I knew I wasn’t hungry. So I opened the app and realized that I was doing the whole ‘justification’ eating. And reading through the questions helped me choose to not eat and just wait for hunger.
Heidi – I do not have an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Do you know if Barb’s app will be compatible for android products anytime soon? Thanks.
Becky, I have checked with Barb and it doesn’t look like it. 🙁
I’m sorry, Becky – I’d love to have it available for Android, but at this time it’s too expensive to do it. I’m going to try to get it out on e-book if I can figure out how to format it. It’s hard to format lists for e-book and my app consists of all lists!
Thanks again Heidi for these great tips. It is so true the more we avoid something the more likely we will run right into it. I like the idea of replacing our thoughts with God thoughts because it really does work. Once again our willingness to do this over wanting the food is key to success. God please give us all a willing spirit I pray. Thank you.
I agree that “willingness” is the key. Without willingness to give this God, any effort I impart is just another fleeting “diet” attitude destined for a big black hole somewhere in space! I know I can’t be willing on my own, I need to turn to my God. I too ask dear God give me a willing spirit. Amen.
So true. We can so easily turn this into a diet. And AMEN (to the part about God giving us a willing spirit!).
Yep, well there is it…my “willingness” to give my God my abuse of food so as He can release me from its bondage. A bondage that I can literally choke on. I have been a spectator in this study all week, but today I start the truth journaling. Thank you Heidi for your service in this study.
I am thrilled to hear you are diving on in, Lesley! WOOT!
Thank you for this tip. I did struggle with this yesterday. No particular food. I would have accepted anything. I have been copying the scripture references to my Evermore journal and quickly opened it to read. It helped me to step away from that thought and return to my task at work. God is good and faithful.