“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” -JAMES 1:2
“Triumph in this choice will produce a blessing. ” – Lysa TerKeurst from Made to Crave
On your healthy journey there will be times when you face trials. You may not have considered them trials in the past. But when you’re tempted to stray from the commitment to make healthier choices, it’s a trial.
And today, we are talking more about the meal planning process! We aren’t just focusing on our physical bodies, but also on our spiritual self!!
God CARES about what we put into these bodies He has given us… and why wouldn’t He???
So, let’s make a plan to starting putting good things into them! So much of our struggles can be mental.
Our ultimate Goal is peace – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Moderation is Good, a planned treat meal is perfectly fine, but…
I know I’ve had those days when I planned for a salad at lunch and caved to the burger and fries in a moment of weakness. Moderation is good, and burgers and fries are not all bad. But if we budgeted/planned for a salad, we do better to stick with the plan!
IF we stick to the plan we will not have our tailspin of guilt, sadness, disappointment in ourselves and we will end up walking away from that meal feeling strong and victorious!
Dear Lord, please help me when I feel tempted today. Triumph in this trial matters to me, and I desire to persevere with Your guidance. Help me to consider the joy and choose the better option. In Jesus’ name, Amen. – Made to Crave Prayer
Please read this article and list ONE thing that you are going to do or that you learned from this article!
Meal Planning is probably the HARDEST thing about eating betting, but it ALWAYS pays off to do it!
You are setting yourself up to SUCCEED!!
Here are some tips to help you succeed with your meal planning.
Recipe of the Day: Tuscan Chicken
This a yummy on pan meal that makes it easy to cook up on busy week nights.
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Pair it with a salad, green beans, asparagus or roasted Brussels Sprouts.
Drink 8oz of water as soon as you get up in the morning. Most times your body has gone all night without water. Try Warm to Hot Lemon water as soon as you wake up.
Enjoy a cup of warm to hot lemon water first thing in the morning, combine the juice of ½ a fresh lemon with warm water. This will help you lose weight, keep you hydrated, improve your digestion, flush toxins and up your vitamin C!
Further rev your metabolism by Making an “Apple Cider Bomb” by adding a pinch of ground cinnamon, ginger or even ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) – we use Braggs because it has the “mother” or pulp still in it.
Learn more of the Benefits of Warm Water HERE
My best tip is to actually SCHEDULE your water intake! Sipping on your water through out the day probably will not help you reach your water intake goal!!! Here is my favorite flavored water and water schedule HERE.