Feb 9, 2011

My No-Diet Diet

Okay, here goes....My name is Kaitlin and I'm a food-aholic.  It's true and no, I'm not making fun of alcoholism!  But the fact is that I know I have a problem, I love food, ALL food! In some ways that is good - but the problem lies in that I make bad choices when given the opportunity.

So I have come to the conclusion that one would not allow an alcoholic to have alcohol in their home, I must no longer have bad food choices in my home.  So that was it, we threw out all that we had, no more junk food.  It was in this hunt of junk food to be rid of that I thought of something...

It's called junk food, regardless if the super markets have relabeled these aisle as snack food, the original term still stands, this stuff is junk;

junk  -noun
    *anything that is regarded as worthless, meaningless, or contemptible; trash.


Mmmm, doesn't that sound yummy?  So we rid the house of it all and I now have no choice but to make better decisions.   We did this for two reasons, one, I have a problem and need some time to separate myself from my temptations and secondly, as I stated above, most of it was junk and we want to fuel our bodies with good things.

After this revelation and decision I took a bath.  Grabbing my favourite magazine, I open it to the article titled; Your New Healthy-Eating Plan.  I kid you not!  Never doubt God when He is working in your life!  This article was full of healthy tips and advice as well as featuring the 30 healthiest foods.  And no, tofu did not make the list (thank goodness!) but actually great things, most of which I already love and enjoy!  Not only did it list these super foods but it also gave great 'new' ideas on how to enjoy them!

So I'm stoked!  I love to cook and I have been trying to find new things to enjoy and this is perfect. And since we no longer posses said junk, I am forced to make better choices when I want to snack, which is forcing some extra creativity out of me.  For the first time in years I had "ants on a log" for a snack.

This isn't really a self image thing, it's pretty far from it.  I'm happy in my own skin, I'm confident, but it's a sin and that's what this all boils down to!  Self control is a fruit of the Spirit and I am being convicted in the area of over eating and bad food choices.

I know God is calling me to this, for myself and for my family and that I need to share it with others, which is tough.  No one likes to put themselves out there, laying bare your sinful side but let's be real here - not like I can hide it - and truly I'm ready to be doing more for my God and this is holding me back! 

Thankfully my hubby and I don't do Valentine's day, so I won't be tempted by Valentine's chocolate..mmm chocolate...*drooling*  Umm, where was I...oh yeah chocolate...no sorry, Valentine's day.  Yeah, we decided years ago that we'd make an effort to celebrate our love through out the whole year and not just on a day that the retail world has set. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against Valentine's day, no, it's just not for hubby and me.  Plus the poor man, Christmas at the end of December, then my birthday in early February, it  wouldn't be fair for him to have to do Vday too! ;)  And truly we have so much fun surprising each other with little things throughout the year, thoughtful gestures just for the sake of it and that's works for us!

Oh my this post has grown a little rambly!  But that being said, confession, conviction and honesty about removing sin from one's life is the kind of stuff that I think is good to share and some accountability never hurt anyone!

diet  - noun
   *the food and drink that a person or animal regularly consumes.

So you can join me or at least pray for me as I return to the intended meaning of the word diet, with wholesome, unprocessed and delicious food and as I give over my sin to live more for Him!


So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31




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2 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm Judy and I'm a food-a-holic, too. I just had to buy bigger pants. You must share the 30 foods. I just eat too much. There, I've said it.

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  2. Way to go Kaitlin!!! I can relate, although I love to cook healthy stuff, at my core I looooove junk food, in all its forms! I would ditch my tomato and hummus pita this instant for a big gooey poutine if I had half a chance, lol! But you're right, we have to honour our bodies and try to eat healthy natural stuff as much as possible... in my efforts to ditch the junk (mostly!!) I've come up with a plethora of good-for-you-but-tastes-so-goooood tricks and recipes over the years.. I should send some to you since I'm gonna write you an email soon anyways!

    PS, Shawn and I aren't doing Valentine's Day either due to the exact same reasons, hahaha - oh, Christmas and birthdays!! Think we're just gonna hang out over a cup of tea instead ;)

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