Let’s face it! We not only desire food, we need it to survive!
But what happens when that food doesn’t satisfy us?
This dissatisfaction is usually an emotional one and if not dealt with, can manifest itself in a number of ways – such as bulimia, anorexia or compulsive eating.
To often we don’t know why or even understand the reason we give in to our unhealthy eating habits.
All my life, I have struggled with being overweight. I have tried many different weight loss plans, and even lossed weight… But, as soon as I lost the weight, I reverted to my old habits and gained all the weight back, and then some!
Well, in my case, I am an emotional eater… And when I am depressed, I really eat!
The reason – I look to food to find comfort!
I won’t go into detail about the reasons why I succumb to food for comfort – that’s a post for another day – just suffice it to say, the root cause of my emotional eating stems from a very poor self image.
Once I realized the hidden reason behind my unhealthy eating habits, I started looking at things differently…
First, I had to ask myself, ‘Do I want to be made well?’ — ‘Am I ready to face the truth?’ — Am I ready to give up this flawed thinking, and do what is necessary to get healthy?’
The road to reclaiming my health is not an easy one… I am fighting emotional demons…
Finding the willpower to overcome first takes the desire to be made well.
My faith, my trust in God, who is faithful and true to help me in this battle will help me overcome those demons…
I will lose the weight… and KEEP it off!
I am providing the will… others will provide encouragement… and He provides the power…
I can do this!
Until next time, eat healthy!