“What am I supposed to eat to lose weight?” you may wonder.
When I was a Compulsive Over-eater, I was SO confused about what to eat and what not to eat after going on many different diets. I had NO IDEA what I was supposed to eat or when or how much anymore. But now – I’m real tuned in and free!!
Your Body Gives you Information
I love eating this way – tuning into what my body is telling me and following it’s direction. I now eat when I am hungry. Period. It doesn’t matter the time. And I eat what appeals most to me at that time. Neither do I follow lists of “good foods and bad foods,” but treat food as neutral, enjoying every bite!
God gave you all the information signals you need. Dare to begin to follow the signals by listening to your body again.
I Eat Sausage!
Here is a true story – one morning last week I had an intense craving for a Sausage Egg Breakfast Sandwich. Now, I don’t live near a Dunkin’ Donuts, and I usually cook my own, but this day I didn’t have the ingredients, but the craving was strong! REAL STRONG! So, I thought of my neighborhood market’s deli and just decided
“I am going to treat myself to a Sausage Egg Sandwich at Georgia Market, add a cup of Vermont’s own Green Mountain Coffee, and sit outside on their porch in a rocking chair. I feel like pampering myself!”
So I hopped in my Cabrio, promptly approached the woman at the Deli asking if she could possibly make me a breakfast sandwich even though they were now cooking the lunch menu, and waited while she graciously said, “Sure.”
As I was standing waiting, I noticed the potato chip man behind me stocking the shelves and then all the collapsed boxes he was stacking next to me. “Ah!! Wow!! I need those!” I realized.
I happened to be needing boxes to help a friend pack who is moving out of state. I asked the friendly potato chip man if I could possibly have all those boxes and he said “Sure!” These collapsed boxes provided the immediate answer to a much needed prayer. I promptly filled my Cabrio full of boxes and thought – wow, this is a God Hug! I hadn’t even thought of asking for boxes but here they appeared anyway.
As I shared this story with the women helping pack up the apartment, we laughed about how listening to our bodies is so important! We may never realize what God has in store for us as we pay attention and follow the leading of even the cravings of our body. This might have been more about providing boxes for the packing than it was about my body needing sausage – but it’s a fun illustration anyway!!
I was triply blessed at our local Georgia Market with a delicious Sausage Egg Sandwich, a friendly deli woman willing to go out of her way to make me breakfast at lunchtime, and a friendly potato chip man giving me all his boxes!
Are you Tuned into Your Body?
Share with us your own story of tuning in and paying attention to your body. I’d love to hear… This ministry IS called Tune the Temple for a reason, you know!!