Of the many emails we received in response to foodtalk, we thought you all would be especially encouraged by these two:
I just wanted to share with you how timely your interview with the author’s of the new book “Eat and Be Content” came!
I’ve always struggled with my weight, more recently with three pregnancies (one being a miscarriage and all the emotional eating I did because of that.)
I read your interview with anticipation of the next day! I have gone back and re-read it and as I type think, “I should read it again.”
What struck me was the fact that I eat and am not content…so I overeat. Looking to food and not to God to satisfy me. This is a heart issue in my life! It’s an idol in my life!
One thing that stuck out to me was the 30 grams of fiber and fat rule. I did some research on line as to what is high in fiber (to be honest I was quite clueless!) After doing some research, last Monday I headed to the grocery store to stock up on some high fiber/ low fat foods.
This week I focused on be content with my daily portion of food! No matter how small! And when I did eat, I ate foods that were high in fiber and low in fat.
I prayed that God would allow me to not be controlled by food, looking to food for satisfaction and really allowing my heart towards food to change.
I have felt that freedom! I have tasted this God given freedom this week!
I got on the scale this morning…I have lost 8 pounds! Praise the Lord. My husband lost 7…just following my lead!
Thank you for that interview!
I just thought I would write to you and tell you that my personal story matches up with Elyse’s theory on bulimia/anorexia as a chosen behavior, not a disease. I struggled with this sin for many years through my high school and early college days. I was finally able to overcome this destructive behavior through God’s help (Phil. 4:13). I am 32 years old now able to enjoy food without the temptation or desire to go back to those days. I agree, wholeheartedly, that I chose that behavior and also chose to stop. Thank you for your encouraging posts each day pointing me to God. God bless you all.
A reader from Sacramento!