“If you want to be perfect [whole], go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21
The story before this scripture is about a rich man that feels like “something” is still missing even after all his wealth. Jesus tells him to to be perfect, or made whole, to sell all his possession. The
man left sadly, because he is not willing to do it. His treasure is in his riches, and not with following God.
At first glance of this scripture it is easy to say…Oh I’m good I’m not rich, this doesn’t allow to me. BUT step back and look at the bigger story. This man’s treasure was his money & things that me owned that he was not able to part with to follow God. Could this story be for anyone that won’t let go an abundance?
Is our treasure food that we are not willing to part with? We don’t want to give up those donuts, fries, cookies, cupcakes,
pizza and pop? But then the guilt and low self esteem afterward can be so overwhelming.
God does not want us to stay in a place of defeat, so our food might just be our treasure and we need to give it up and lay it at His feet.
Dear Lord, I admit that there are plenty of times that I am overweight physically and underweight spiritually. Help me to give up anything I crave more than You. I want to redirect my misguided cravings to You because You are the only one capable of satisfying them. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Prayer from Made to Crave
Most of you know that I ran a small at home custom design cookie bakery before I became a coach. And let me tell you I was ADDICTED to sugar. I did not even realize how bad it was until I really stopped eating it.
I literally had WITHDRAW like Headaches, cravings and I just didn’t feel good as I was detoxing my system! So, yes in my mind if you are going through those types of symptoms when trying to get the sugar our of your system…then I think sugar is bad stuff!
|How to WIN the Sugar Craving Battle|
With clean eating we stress the importance of staying away from processed sugars. But did you know that sugar is also hiding in your food naturally.
I was reading a book and did you know that SUGAR is in bacon?!? I had no IDEA! Why? Why would you need sugar with bacon? I was surprised that sugar is sneaked into SO many of our foods!
You can avoid sugar overload by reading this article and paying attention to the sugar content of the foods you eat. CHECK THE LABELS for the sugars on the nutrition and ready the ingredients!
Log your food to help keep you in check.
Use apps like the 21 Day Fix App, Fitness Pal, a food journal, or even take pictures on your phone of everything you eat.
Being aware and mindful of sugar is going to help you when it comes to reaching your weight loss goals. Below are a few posts I did when I was researching more about sugar and the addiction of it!
IF you have Netflix watch the show Sugar Coated! It is kinda crazy how much sugar we consume.
Read these articles below
Naturally Occuring sugars Verses Added Sugars
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Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Apple and Pork Tenderloin
I love simple crock pot meals that warm your belly after a long day working or watching your kids play sports. Enjoy!
Brown is Best
Eating the polished white part of rice or wheat is a mistake. Grains and produce have come to us from nature dressed to the nines, wearing bran, germ, husk, fiber, peel and more. When we eat the ENTIRE food we gain the complete package of goodness nature intended for us.