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5 Ways to Handle Sweet Temptations

posted by sbrown

Church fellowship is precious — but oh that weekly time of fellowship that involves snacks!  It can be (and often is, in my case) a deadly time for a healthy eating plan. Perhaps I had better explain that our church […]

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No, You Are NOT Hopeless!

posted by sbrown

“Ye have not resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”  Hebrews 12:4 “I just can’t help it,” a friend told me. “I’ve tried every diet known to man — or woman — and I’ve always failed. God must want me to […]

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Plan to Win #1 –Here’s How to Avoid a Temptation Ambush

posted by sbrown

Do you ever feel like that your best intentions were ambushed and defeated by life?  You intended to eat right and to exercise.  Monday came, and you were sure that you would do it right this week. And life happened. […]

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The One-Day-at-a-Time Diet Plan

posted by sbrown

“Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.” ~Robert Louis […]

Avoid Overeating — By Buying Lots of Food!

posted by sbrown

How do you survive the holidays without packing on holiday pounds — which most of us keep from now on?  We talked about being aware of the temptations and planning ahead.  Also, adding steps to our days can help counteract […]

Funny Video With a Helpful Message

posted by sbrown

Some of have “friends” like this ultimate teaser.  A real friend won’t torment you or try to make your healthy eating plan harder for you.  Some folks tease or place temptation in your path  because they feel more of a […]

H.A.L.T. – Don’t Get Too Hungry

posted by sbrown

Eating is easy.  It seems like a quick fix to make us feel better.  Unfortunately, food doesn’t really solve any of our real problems.  Like drugs and alcohol, it just gives us a temporary boost.  To be free of an […]

Watch out for the Fishhooks!

posted by sbrown

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. ~Thomas Jefferson I doubt if Thomas Jefferson ever tried to lose weight — but this quote works for us.  There may be momentary […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with ...

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people ...

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” ...

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  ...

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I ...

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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