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Putting the Fork Down
January 29, 2013

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Putting The Fork Down

God will never leave you empty. He will replace everything you lost. If He asks you to put something down, it's because He wants you to pick up something greater.—Anonymous

Many of us are unwilling to put down the fork, even though it may be killing us.  We like being able to eat anything we want and in the amounts we want. Eating too much gives us a rush of pleasure and excitement. Deep down, many of us don’t want to change our ways. Or maybe we’re afraid to. Overeating has been a way of life, a hobby, a companion, a comfort, and a way to socialize with others. Giving up this behavior may seem too tall of an order. If we’re not overeating, what are we going to be doing with ourselves instead?

We are being called to grow into our full potential. We need to ask God, our Higher Power, or inner wisdom to reveal the plan for our life. All we really need to know is the next step. As we progress along our journey, more will be revealed. We need to trust that we will be shown the way. We must stay open and willing to receiving the answers. We do that by asking for guidance in prayer or meditation.

Today, I ask my Higher Power to reveal the plan for my life, trusting that I will be shown what I need to know for now.


Does my life lack meaning and purpose?

Am I using overeating as a substitute for not having the life, job, or relationships I truly want?

Have I settled for meaningless pleasure because I lack the confidence to go after my dreams?

Am I willing to give up my overeating so that I can grow and develop into my higher potential?

Inspirational Quotes and Thoughts by Catherine L. Taylor


  • When you know and feel you are enough, you will realize you have enough.
  • To get more energy, you need to expend more energy. Laziness and lethargy breeds more of the same.
  • Act as if you're worthy and soon you will feel yourself to be. We must practice acting on our own behalf and affirming our own goodness. 
  • Don't feed yourself scraps. Aren't your deserving of your own love, concern, and caring?

Feast for the Eyes - Photo by Catherine L. Taylor

Weekly Affirmations

I am open and willing to receiving the answer one step at a time.

I trust that my life is unfolding according to a higher plan.

I am willing to put the fork down so that I may grow into my full potential.

Read more about affirmations here.

Are you having trouble integrating healthy new behaviors into your life? Is emotional eating keeping you from losing weight and living the life you want?

If so, you may be a candidate for coaching. Coaching can make the difference between success and failure.

I have found that people who struggle with food and emotional eating are released from that prison once they learn the skills of mindful awareness and mindful eating, emotional self-nurturing and learning to set appropriate limits and goals. This turns off the urge to overeat and engage in other compulsive behaviors. When you feel better, you eat better! I have walked this path myself, and it has led me to peace and freedom.

My philosophy is simple: We are all born whole, perfect and complete. You have all that you need inside of you. It has always been there, waiting for you to find it. It is your divine birthright. My work is to teach you the skills to reconnect to this place of wisdom. This becomes the pathway back home to your thinner self.

I am simply a guide, lighting the path for you to find your way back into your natural state of joy and balance.

The goal of my coaching is to create a lighter, balanced, healthier, nourishing and joy-filled life. You will begin to see results in all areas of your life because How You do Food is How You do Life!

I coach and mentor people in the areas of: permanent weight loss, food addiction, compulsive, emotional overeating, binge eating recovery, authentic, creative self expression, spiritual direction, mindfulness, meditation, self care and stress management, self esteem and body image issues.

If you want to know more about why and how coaching works click here.

Contact me for a free consultation!

I hope you have enjoyed my newsletter. Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing. I love to hear your success stories. I will publish the good ones in future editions of my newsletter.

Many Blessings,


Catherine L. Taylor's
How You do Food is How You do Life!

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