As promised, here is a follow-up to last week’s post. If you are fighting this battle, be prepared for the long haul. It is one of the hardest battles for me.
Please don’t misunderstand me, I know the context of the following scripture has absolutely nothing to do with my battle but it still comes to mind. The common denominator, in my mind, is my weakness and that weakness can only be resolved by changing me and looking for strength from God.
Romans 7:19 “I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.”
Listed below are some steps that might be helpful if you are fighting this battle too. For me, I know I have to have something sustainable, not just a diet but a lifestyle.
My prayer is that no matter what battle you are up against, you find your answer and you do it walking with Jesus beside you.
How to stop overeating…
Okay, obviously, this is a huge topic that I could talk about forever (which is I DO – ha! On top of the free info on my website, we created an entire Christ-centered program with support to help walk you through it all), but let’s talk about the basics here.
These 4 steps are what I consider the foundation to everything when it comes to overeating and they are the 4 steps I went through when I lost 100 pounds myself.
You’re going to want to read the whole blog post because I go into *way* more detail over there and this info is SO helpful but here are the super abbreviated 4 steps:
Step 1 – Learn Your Eating Boundaries
Step 2 – Get A Handle On Your Emotional Eating
Step 3 – Learn Your Hunger Signals
Step 4 – Practice Eating Mindfully/Intuitively
So, take a minute to think about where you are in your journey right now.
Have you been trying to skip steps? Have you made more progress than you thought?
Like I said, you’re going to want to take the time to read the full blog post to understand what all goes into each step, but it’s so helpful to see the whole process and re-check the priorities you are focusing on right now.
And I also just wanted to encourage you. Mindful/intuitive eating is all the rage right now and I do it myself now, too, but if I’d been in the beginning of my weight loss journey, I wouldn’t have been able to make it work.
I would have felt like a failure, like I was beyond help.
If you’ve felt that yourself, please know that’s a lie.
You are not a failure, you are not beyond help, and you can absolutely do this.
It’s hard to find the things that work well for you without feeling frustrated that things that work for “everybody else” just don’t seem to work for you.
Please, don’t give up. Keep trying. You can do this.