Day 7: On Loving Food (too much)

 

I wish I could say that I didn’t have a reason to read this book.  Back in the day I would have never thought that food would be an issue for me.  Up until a few years ago eating was something I did to stay alive (besides the occasional Skittle-fest), but at some point after I got married I realized that food is good.  Really good.  And while I’m not obese, I do struggle with my weight and find myself using what the scale says to measure my self-worth.  While I’m not big on self-esteem boosting (personally, I think most people have more issues with thinking too highly of themselves), I also don’t think it’s healthy to base my opinion of myself on a number on the scale.

Lysa Terkeurst’s book, Made to Crave, was refreshing and direct.  She shares her own journey with food and shares how she replaced her cravings for food with a craving for God.   Her honesty and humor really won me over – she’s just so REAL that I couldn’t help but like her.  She also points out something that I sometimes forget in the day-to-day struggle of trying to reach my weight goal: hitting a magical number isn’t going to bring true happiness.

made to crave

Obviously this book isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve ever struggled with your weight it would be my top recommendation (well, if you were a woman, anyway).

How about you?  Any dieting/weight loss books that you love?

You can see the rest of the series here.

2 thoughts on “Day 7: On Loving Food (too much)”

  1. Yes. The Weigh Down Diet…which isn’t really a diet after all. It allows any food, but teaches you to know when you are truly hungry, and how to stop before you stuff yourself. It’s by Gwen Shamblin.

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