Are you tired of your battle with food? Do you want to make a healthy lifestyle change but you don’t know where to begin? Have you been gaining and losing the same weight for years? Are you ashamed of some of your food behaviors?
I too have struggled with these issues. Something that has made a real difference for me is a Bible study through the book “Made to Crave.” This book by Lysa Terkeurst is about satisfying your deepest desire with God, not food. This book is not about a particular diet or exercise plan. It is about learning to make peace with your body and realize that you need God’s strength, grace and mercy to overcome eating challenges. We can’t go “cold turkey” from food, so we have to lean on God’s wisdom to be successful in managing food for health instead of using it as our source of comfort.
I am putting together a group of people who want to go through the book together. I am doing this study online so that I can include people who may not be in my geographical area. I have set up a private blog for us to share our goals and our answers from the weekly lessons. No one else will be able to read the blog so that we can feel comfortable in sharing our struggles with each other.
Are you ready to make a change? Are you willing to dig deeper and find out what drives your craving for food ?
You can get the book here: Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
I am an Amazon affiliate and I benefit from your purchase, so if you want to get this book from your local bookstore or other source, that is fine too. Below is the official description of the book so you can see if this would be of benefit to you.
“Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the ‘I’ll start again Monday’ cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal — and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the ‘want to’ in making healthy lifestyle choices.”
I’m ready to jump in and dig deeper. I think I will get even more out of going through this study one more time – this time with others who share my challenges and struggles. I’m looking forward to learning along with you.
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