If you’re stuck in the middle of emotional and binge eating…
I got your back, Girl.
I know you’re beyond tired of those Outta Nowhere cravings for food.
This happened to me the other day.
I had a crappy meeting at my bank.
Driving out of the parking lot, here were my thoughts:
I want some donuts.
I have time to get some.
No one will know.
I can eat them all before I pick up Thor from school.
I can start over tomorrow. #classic
These cravings are just an ALARM.
Something is off in your world.
It manifests as an Outta Nowhere craving to eat.
You have a choice.
CHOICE 1: Eat.
Eating a problem doesn’t solve it, it makes it worse.
When the 6-pack is gone, you still have the problem…
plus guilt, shame and a sore belly.
CHOICE 2: Welcome the alarm + Inquire.
Oh hey craving for donuts….
What needs my attention?
What am I actually craving?
Alarms call you for all sorts of reasons.
Maybe you need:
-to ask for help with the kids
-to make that uncomfortable call to your aunt
-to spend some time alone
-to get something organized
-to spend more time with friends
-to ask your husband for help with the budget (ME)
-to finish that annoying report at work
-to follow your creative desires
-to sit and silence and read
If hunger isn’t the problem, food is never the solution.
Instead of getting upset with your Outta Nowhere cravings?
Oh hey alarm…what are you calling me to today?
Ask God to show you what you really need.
Pay attention to what comes to mind.
If you don’t know for sure, take your best guess.
And then take 1 small step in that direction.
In time, it gets easier for you to pinpoint the problem.
To turn away from food.
To turn to God.
And deal with the problem at hand.
You got this.