The Girl Scout Cookies were calling me. Nothing is worse than feeling like your eating habits are driving you.
That day, Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies were in the driver’s seat. I was still at 240 pounds, but I had decided to change my eating habits.
However, I had forgotten about my Girl Scout cookie order before making that decision. It seems whenever you try to change, something always happens to test your resolve.
I brought the cookies home and put them in the freezer. I thought that I could control my portions. “I’ll just eat two cookies,” I told myself.
However after I ate those, the cookies started calling me: “Kim, eat me, eat me!”
I thought obeying that voice would shut it up, so I got 2 more cookies.
I ate those, but the cookies continued calling. I got 2 more and ate them.
Finally after hearing the call to eat them again, I got mad. I took the box out of the freezer and threw the box on the kitchen floor. Then, I jumped up and down on it!
When the box was as flat as a pancake, I took it into the bathroom, dumped the crumbs into the toilet, and flushed them. The calls stopped.
I’ve learned that certain foods can hijack your brain chemically. Now, some people can eat Girl Scout cookies and stop with 1 or 2. That’s not what I’m talking about.
But for me, eating sugary foods impact my brain chemistry. When I eat them, I always want to eat more – not only of sugary foods, but they leave me hungrier so I end up eating more of everything else!
That is the story of the flesh, by the way. It always wants more. No matter how much you give into your flesh, it will never be ever enough.
Here’s the Spiritual truth: Living to please your flesh will always put you in bondage. The chains may be invisible, but they are chains nevertheless.
So how do you get free from the tyranny of the flesh?
In the following article, you’ll learn 4 Spiritual actions to help overcome food addictions daily.
Be blessed in Health, Healing, and Wholeness.
Kimberly Taylor is the owner of the health blog, Take Back Your Temple, www.takebackyourtemple.com.