Triggers I pray that you … grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ … that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (EPHESIANS 3:17 – 19)
“The only way to negate an emotional eating trigger is to match it with truth.” – Lysa TerKeurst – Made to Crave
Happy Sunday! Tomorrow is our official day ONE!!!!!!
Don’t skip this step! Use today to be your final prep.
One thing I challenge you to pray over today is your “TRIGGERS.” Specifically emotions and happenings that typically lead you to read for food instead truth:
· Crazy car pool days
· The scale that won’t seem to budge
· A relationship that tears you down
· Boredom…simple but it’s true!
· Holidays or birthdays where you justify overeating
This is a change and just like anything different it takes time to get in your groove. But recognizing those common triggers and praying for release from them will go a long way! Know that it will get easier each and every day and week!
The only way to negate an emotional eating trigger is to match it with truth.
The best thing to do during these TRIGGER moments is to PAUSE. Pause and ask ourselves…
“Do I want to eat this right now because I need nourishment or because I’m feeling empty emotionally or spiritually?”
Ephesians 3:17-19 says we can be rooted in love, we have the power to choose the truth, when we comprehend the love of Christ, we will be FILLED to the measure of the fullness – not that cookie – but of God.
Dear Lord, please help me to battle each of my triggers today with truth. Your truth. Moment by moment. I understand that food can fill my stomach but never my soul. Only You can fill my soul and I am thankful for that. In Jesus’s name, Amen. – Made to Crave Prayer
Are you ready? Meal Plan, Food Prep, & Workout schedule ready?? At this point in my own journey, I was so nervous…so afraid of failing another diet! But this one was different; I was in God’s word asking HIM to help me reach my goals instead of relying on myself.
It’s time to share our plans for the week!
Have you created a written plan to follow for the week?
Here is a sample blank template you can download or just create one with pencil & paper. Whatever works for YOU!! It is very important to have a game plan in place.
Calendar Style Containers Meal Planner:
Grocery List and Meal Combo Planner
So, sit down with pencil & paper and either look at other meal plans in the group, Pinterest, MY Blog for good healthy recipes and decide what you are going to eat & what you need from the grocery store.
TIP: I usually eat the same breakfast, lunch & snacks every day of the week & just vary dinners. A lot of times I will have leftovers from dinner & that will be my lunch for the next day.
Keep it SIMPLE your first week! Do whatever works best for you.
When you are done with your menu share it below! Either download it or just post a picture!
As you are creating your meal plans or needing a place to start…Here are a couple a blog posts that might help you.
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Recipe of the Day: Stuffed Quinoa Portobello Mushrooms
My hubby and I both LOVE this Meatless Meal. Even though it does not have meat it is still super filling!
What does 100 calories look like to you?
The video in this post is eye opening on what 100 calories looks like with different foods.
Clean Eating was a BIG change for me. I just didn’t know where to start or what to do.
Here is another article about portion sizes and a few more tricks and tips to help you be successful in YOUR GOALS!
Take notes, recognize how many foods in each category you get to eat each day. Also, check YOUR individual Program’s Nutritional guides those were created for YOUR program to help you.
It is OK TO FEEL CONFUSED OR LOST just shout me out and I will guide you through it.
POST BELOW your biggest takeaway from this article!