It’s that time again! Here’s this week’s Free Fitness post!
This post is for the binge eater, bulimic, or anyone who has been stuck in the same cycle for far too long.
If you haven’t noticed already by almost every other Free Fitness post so far, the single most important thing to address when trying to lose weight or get healthy is not food, not exercise, but YOUR MIND.
This study shows only twenty percent of overweight individuals actually lose weight and keep it off. Why do you think that is? I know! Haha! I know because I rode that blasted rollercoaster for twenty years! Yeesh.
The success rate is so low because fixing your head is MUCH harder than trying a diet or workout program. You can’t Google it. No one’s selling it. Most of the time you aren’t even sure what the problem is let alone how to fix it.
So what do you do? You commit to one thing, fixing your head.
The reason is that once you have fixed any disordered thinking and/or chemical imbalances, all of the other things will follow. You will be able to stop eating when you are full. You will be able to quickly move on when you don’t. You will engage in the right kind of exercise for you. The shame that has shrouded you for years will fade until it’s no longer there. And best of all, you will have great advice to give someone else who is struggling with eating and their weight like you once had.
How do you go about fixing your head? To start, you get a good doctor and a good therapist. Look, you and I both know how long the vicious cycle has been going on. It’s time to face the fact that your brain is just as worthy of receiving medical help as every other part of your body. You don’t waste any time going to the doctor when you have the flu or a broken arm because if you didn’t get medical attention, the problem would only get worse. How much worse has your problem gotten? Go to the doctor. Talk to them about your issue of overeating, how long it’s been going on, everything. Ask them if they know a good therapist who specializes in eating disorders.
AND THEEEEEEEN… 🙂
You know this is a Christian blog so you won’t be surprised at this.
for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
For me, all of the things above came when I finally understood what is important here.
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
Do you understand this verse? To live is Christ. Why? Because when we understand the depth of what was done for us on the cross that day, we are changed. We become slaves. Slaves to Christ.
What does being a slave have to do with binge eating?
I am telling you all, there is no greater peace, no greater joy than to be the slave of Christ. It is truly a peace that surpasses all understanding. I quote Philippians 4:7 because I am aware that many of you reading can’t imagine how this would be.
I think many of us who would call ourselves Christians have gone through life hearing that God is the answer and that we need to cast our cares on Him, and that we can do anything through Christ who gives us strength. How is that working out? Be honest.
Everyone is looking for the secret. Well, here it is.
Get on your knees and ask God to make you into a pleasing disciple.
Open your Bible, ask God to give you wisdom, and knowledge, and understanding.
No matter what, keep seeking the Lord. Through testing, and trials, and tribulation.
Then the peace will come and you will realize that you are a new creation! Your life will be Christ and to die will be gain.
Today I urge you to just stop with the temporary fixes. They are only taking away time that can be devoted to what I am discussing today. Seek the Lord.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
Today, commit to seeking the Lord.