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6 Real Reasons Why You Crave Cookies + An Easy Solution You’ll Love

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6 Real Reasons Why You Crave Cookies + An Easy Solution You’ll Love

If you asked me what my favorite dessert is, I’d tell you it’s warm chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven! As a kid, I used to grab a spoon and snack on the tube of raw chocolate chip cookie dough! I am such a chocolate lover with a constant sweet tooth! Years ago, before I started focusing on my nutrition, I used to bake chocolate chip cookies every night for my husband and me to enjoy after the kids had gone to bed as a treat. It’s so easy to reward ourselves with such an addictive dessert, right?...

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6 Food Cravings Facts and Healthy Ways To Satisfy Them

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6 Food Cravings Facts and Healthy Ways To Satisfy Them

I am yet to meet a woman who doesn’t experience food cravings regularly.  With fluctuating hormones, swinging emotions, and lots of stress, it’s no surprise that cravings are a “thing” and they can be very difficult to ignore.  First things first, let’s talk about the difference between hunger and food craving. Symptoms of Hunger: Weak / Less Energy Not An Emotional Thing Hollow Empty Stomach Growling Stomach Headache Irritable Shaky Mouth Waters Feel “Low” Willing To Eat Anything Feel Stomach Hunger (Not Mouth Hunger)  Symptoms of Food Craving: Emotionally Charged During PMS Learned Habits Feel Mouth Hunger (Not Stomach Hunger)...

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How to Handle Food Temptations

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How to Handle Food Temptations

by Coach Debbie   Let’s talk about temptation with food.  We all experience the seductive power of sweet-and-salty.  We are human.  But how are we handling the lure of food?     Let’s take a peek at 1 Corinthians 10, which contains warnings for us to learn from the past…   “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!  No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, He will also...

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Crave: Breaking The Cycle Of Defeat

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Crave: Breaking The Cycle Of Defeat

Have you ever felt like your faith journey and your health journey were completely separate?  If you’re like me, you try really hard to keep those “hidden” sin struggles from others, and even God.  I did a really good job of keeping my walk with Jesus and my relationship with food and fitness at an arm’s length for over a decade.  However, in the end what was required of me was surrender to Jesus alone. Isn’t that just how it works? Years ago, Coach Debbie and I read the book Made To Crave by Lysa Terkheurst with our Momsanity Sisters. ...

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Consumed By Food

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Consumed By Food

by Coach Debbie   “God has given me power over my food choices. I'm supposed to consume food. Food isn't supposed to consume me.”  Lysa TerKeurst       In our emotional eating struggle, we so easily feel out of control, don’t we?    Years ago, I was so upset that I wouldn’t be able to see my favorite DJ who happened to be in town.  I know that may sound ridiculous to you, but I am such a fan of his and couldn’t believe he was local for one night only.    Motherhood prevented us from getting tickets and...

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