Weight Loss Wednesday with Lysa TerKeurst

Welcome Weight Loss Wednesday gals. Today, you are in for a treat! My friend and our president at Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa TerKeurst is joining us with a video blog post. The topic is one I have found to be totally true: You crave what you eat.

While it may be hard at first to stop eating the junk our bodies have been craving, the more we make healthy choices, the more we want to make healthy choices.  Click below to view Lysa’s encouraging words and then join me below for the rest of this post. Here’s Lysa: :-)

So what unhealthy cravings do you desire to give up? Anything you have been eating that is permissible, but not beneficial?

I know for me, even though for our last three months together I have eliminated many unhealthy foods from my diet, I still have a few items I have been feeling God tell me to give up. In fact, my best friend from college just asked me last week if I’d like to join her for a short “cleanse”. For those of you unfamiliar with that term, it is a way of eating that eliminates all foods from your diet except lean meats, non-starchy veggies, nuts and berries.

Yep, no dairy, no wheat, and NO DARK CHOCOLATE!

Now, I have been (and still am) a believer in building treats into your eating as a reward and to keep you on the straight and narrow. (It is permissible.) And I have enjoyed a little dark chocolate each day for our three month journey and have lost over 30 pounds in the process.

However, now I  feel God nudging me to give up the dark chocolate for a while.

From now until Valentine’s Day to be exact.

Ouch!

The reason? I need to obey in my eating because it pleases God, not just so I can reward myself with chocolate.

Anyone else in? Is there something you need to give up for a while, maybe just until Valentine’s Day? Perhaps the craving will subside just as Lysa said.

Please leave a comment with your thoughts on this topic. Or, just let us know how your week went. I love being able to pray for you!

Cravings-Busting Blessings,

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