Do you use food as an escape? I have done this for far too long and am working hard on finding us all a way out.
One month ago, I pledged to take 3 steps to help stop this detrimental habit of Turning to Food:
- Forgiveness and Acceptance
- Choose real, God-given foods, not man-made, highly processed franken-food.
- Turn to God instead of food.
So far, I’m making great strides in #1, even sharing some recent pictures of myself. This was an extremely difficult step for me, but a necessity for moving forward. I can’t say I’m at peace with this body I find myself in today. However, I’ve come to grips with the fact it’s not going to change overnight.
Step #2 is also a work in progress. I’m 2 weeks into an amazing 21 day program to repair gut health. I’ve always been a believer that so much of our physical and even emotional well being is tied to the state of our gut.
As He always does, God sent this program to me at the perfect time. Next week, I’ll reveal much more about this nutritional healing plan and even give away the book to one of you lucky friends.
The main takeaway for now is I’ve been following my new catchphrase: Less factory created, more farm raised. This is truly the way to healthier bodies and minds.
This month I want to continue trying to forgive myself for the incredible amount of weight I’ve gained, while coming to grips with my current body. I also plan to keep lots of fruits and vegetables in my life, even long after these 21 days are over. It has been a rough road the last couple of weeks detoxing from my highly processed and sugar-filled diet, and I don’t want to go through that unnecessary self-inflicted pain again.
This leads me to step #3: Turning to God instead of food.
My recent sugar withdrawal left me spacey, tired, cranky, and a bit overwhelmed at times. I wish I could tell you I made the intelligent choice to turn to God in this time of not being able to use food for meeting my needs. I didn’t. I turned to TV, losing hours in my DVR trying to find out if the lovely people on HGTV were going to Love It or… List It.
So this month, my focus will be on this final and most important step. Choosing God to fulfill me in those dark moments food always soothed me. He is so much better than any sweet treat that only brings us up for a brief period, only to make us crash down shortly after. His immense love is far more life giving than food can ever be.
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Face it, friend.
He is crazy about you!
As always, I so appreciate you being a part of this journey with me. Please come back next week to learn more about healing our bellies and enter to win an awesome new program.
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