Gluttony is a lust of the mind.
Finding freedom from overeating requires learning to eat in a way that satisfies your body and soul, instead of eating whatever you want, whenever you want it, in amounts that you want. It’s learning the difference between mind hunger or appetite and true physical hunger which requires honoring your body’s needs. This means eating to live, instead of living to eat.
What’s needed here is a shift from selfishness to SELF-ishness: meaning a shift from the attachments of our ego and physical desires (appetite) to the desires of our True Self. This requires a shift from self-indulgence to self-care by paying attention to ourselves. This means tuning in to our body’s physical needs and inner wisdom on a regular basis and nurturing the needs of mind/body and soul. It’s only by establishing a relationship with our True Self and/or Higher Power and honoring our true needs, that we can finally leave our old ways of overeating behind and live the lives we are meant to lead.
Higher Power, grant me the willingness to eat what I physically need to thrive and function at an optimal level. Help me to discern the difference between appetite and true hunger.
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Read my personal story of how I overcame overeating and binge eating disorder.
I have a head for business and a body for sin. Unfortunately, the sin appears to be gluttony.
― Jenny Colgan, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café
Sometimes I had difficulty remembering that “all you can eat” is not a personal challenge.
― Marika Christian, Phone Kitten
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
—Peter De Vries
I eat only what I need by eating only when truly hungry and stopping when full.
Setting limits sets me free.
I can have it all. Just not all the time and in the amounts that I might want.