God Loves Every BODY!

What do you like about your BODY? Many of us struggle with loving ourselves.  If you are asked what you like about yourself, what would you say?  Typically we don’t talk about loving our physical body.  Much of the time, we tell of a character attribute like “I am kind”, “I am servant hearted”, “I am empathetic”, “I am organized”, etc.  We rarely tell of a physical attribute.  We often focus on what we don’t like about our bodies, and fail to recognize what we do like.  I encourage you…

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Comparison and Our Health

Comparison Starts Young Starting at a very young age, we begin comparing ourselves to others. My four year old often talks about what her friends are wearing and wants to wear clothing similar to them. My 8 year old often talks about his school work by comparing his work to others.  But why wouldn’t he?  He is constantly being compared to his classmates by his teachers and the others that work at the school.  We hear all the time, your son is in the 80th percentile.  The doctor even tells…

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Encouragement to Keep Going!

Encourage One Another I want to take some time today to encourage you.  God tells us to encourage one another.  1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”  I hope you are enjoying the new you!  How are you feeling?  Are you proud of what you have accomplished with the help of our Lord?  You should be.  I am guessing you have made some amazing changes related to your health that have helped you feel stronger, more confident, healthier, more…

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Finding Joy in Eating

“Diet” is a Four Letter Word Too often we think of “dieting” with such a negative connotation. We are practicing self-control and not eating the foods that are not good for our bodies, and we begin to look at it in a negative light. It seems restrictive, not fun, not delicious, a burden, and so much work!  First, I actually very much dislike the word “diet”. A diet in the American culture is a short-term restrictive way of eating to produce weight loss. How many of you have said, “I…

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Winning the Food Battle

The Food Battle Begins Often, we go into our day unprepared for the food battle we will face with our decision regarding how we nourish our bodies.  Not recognizing it as a battle is dangerous and we will often find ourselves unprepared.  How often have you been out running errands longer than expected and you sense the stomach “gremlins” starting to scream at you?  Were you prepared for battle?  Did you have something healthy to eat with you?  Or did you then drive by the restaurant on the corner and…

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What Does the Bible Say About Sugar Addiction?

How much is too much sugar? I hear it all the time, “But I am addicted to sugar!” Many of us feel that if we tried to cut out sugar, we would fail because of our addition.  Speaking as a former addict myself.  I can tell you that it is very possible to cut it out even if you feel you are addicted.  It is also very possible to at least CONTROL the amount you are consuming.  I am not saying it is always easy, but it is possible.  Sometimes…

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Filling the Holes

Filling The Holes We have all been there.  When we feel discontent and down, like something is missing.  We try to fill the holes with more things, a bigger house, a nicer car, a better job, tastier food, and the list goes on.  The hole seems to be filled temporarily, and then like a pot hole, collapses again at the first sign of a heavy weight or an intense storm.  In the weight loss clinic I used to work in we tried so many behavior modification techniques, we tried various…

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