So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. I Thessalonians 5:6
Did the “old you” eat with abandon at office parties, special family meals, holiday get-togethers, and of course all those treats that are fun to make at this time of year – only to grieve later over the rising scale? Not this year! Starting today, find a friend who is a “thin eater” and observe their eating behavior. They will turn food down – yes, even holiday office treats are passed by effortlessly if they are not hungry! They never spend time dreaming about or longing for food. Sometimes, they even have to be reminded to eat, much like the way children have to be told to put the toys down and come to the meal. YOU can do this too! Lose interest in the “eating” portion of your day and transfer that energy to God. Lose the lust; stop dreaming of the food and TRUST that God can fill your time with better things. Make living for God and others your new interest, and He will give you back wonderful times of refreshment – within His boundaries – and with the blessing of NOT gaining weight (even losing your excess weight) while enjoying everything the season brings!