Cravings & Cures
It usually starts with good intentions. Then the cravings kick-in and the temptations arise, and we find ourselves back where we started. We throw-in the towel and give-up. We tell ourselves we tried and move on. If we are honest with ourselves, we admit it was a half-hearted effort because who really besides athletes and super models eat healthy all the time.
My problem is not about eating healthy, but what healthy foods am I going to eat. I stand clueless in front of my pantry looking for a healthy snack, and all I can find is chips and pretzels. I usually grab a handful of pretzels and a bottle of water and call it a success. Until I found the book, If You Have A Craving, I Have A Cure by Sheri Rose Shepherd. The title called out to me, and I was intrigued and surprised by what I found inside.
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Shepherd shares how she lost over 50 pounds and overcame chronic fatigue. She writes not as a medical professional, but as a woman who knew God had great things in store for her, and she knew her unhealthy lifestyle was weighing her down (pun intended).
Shepherd takes 15 cravings and divides them into chapters that range from Craving More Energy to Craving Some Spice in Your Life. Each chapter contains Soul Food, a Bible verse that will empower you through the craving; New Life Recipes, practical solutions to curing the cravings; and of course actual recipes that will teach you about healthy ingredients and meals to conquer those cravings.
My favorite part is how she concludes each chapter with a prayer. I think that my healthy eating initiatives might be lasting if I asked for God’s help. I believe mood and thoughts have a lot to do with eating. If I pray for healthy thoughts and a happy mood, I just might be more willing to grab an apple for a snack.
As a bonus, Shepherd offers QR codes and website links for additional encouragement and recipes based on each chapter craving.
If You Have A Craving, I Have A Cure can be purchased from Family Christian. Click the picture below to order your copy today. What do you crave most often?