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Join us on the Taste for Truth Podcast as we go to God for help with weight loss. We'll have victory interviews, coaching interviews, author interviews, tips, and even opportunities to renew your mind while you're listening to the podcast. My goal is to encourage you and equip you to break free from the control of food with God’s help.

Taste for Truth - Weight Loss Encouragement Barb Raveling | Christian Author, Blogger, and Podcaster

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Join us on the Taste for Truth Podcast as we go to God for help with weight loss. We'll have victory interviews, coaching interviews, author interviews, tips, and even opportunities to renew your mind while you're listening to the podcast. My goal is to encourage you and equip you to break free from the control of food with God’s help.

    Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with Sarah

    Losing Weight and Getting Healthy with Sarah

    Sarah struggled with her weight ever since she was young, dieting as early as 13-14 years old. After the birth of her son, she decided to address her eating issues. She found Freedom from Emotional Eating and started losing weight.
    Here are a few of the things we’ll be discussing on today’s episode of the podcast.
    Things We Talked About:
    Finding motivation after multiple failed weight loss attempts Importance of having well-defined boundaries Changing portion sizes Overcoming sugar and simple carbs addiction Reminding yourself of the truth every day Having a reward system as motivation People-pleasing Addressing underlying causes of unhealthy eating “Treating” anxiety with food Lies We Talked About:
    If my husband’s having this much, I should be able to have this much. It’s impossible to say no to your addiction. Life would be so boring if I gave up sweets. Resources We Talked About:
    Freedom from Emotional Eating Taste for Truth

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    Truth Journaling for Weight Loss with Joy

    Truth Journaling for Weight Loss with Joy

    On today’s episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I visit with Joy, who is just getting started with the Freedom from Emotional Eating Bible Study and also with truth journaling for weight loss. Joy listened to the podcast for a year before she decided to jump in and start a Bible study and renewing.
    Here are a few of the things we’ll be discussing on today’s episode of the podcast.
    Things We Talked About:
    How to truth journal throughout the day. Stress eating Eating to make you feel better Why it’s better to truth journal more often The hurdles to truth journaling Effective motivations for truth journaling Secret eating Lies We Talked About:
    I deserve this big portion because I haven’t eaten all day. I’m so stressed this will help me calm down. It’s been a hard day. This will make me feel better. I already dished it up so I might as well eat it all. Resources We Talked About:
    Freedom from Emotional Eating Renewing of the Mind Project Trim Healthy Mama Craig Groeschel sermon series on addiction (See the following links for those sermons.) https://youtu.be/BrPpYO0osP8 https://youtu.be/Y4yL0J9a2kU https://youtu.be/ptDuPxyS5lY https://youtu.be/XoeE6PQN7DQ

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    Following Weight Loss Boundaries During the Holidays

    Following Weight Loss Boundaries During the Holidays

    It's that time of year again. When we throw caution to the wind and break our weight loss boundaries left and right eating Christmas cookies and other goodies!
    On today's episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I do a coaching call with Judy and Amy about how to follow weight loss boundaries during the holidays. 
    Amy and Judy have been working through the Taste for Truth Bible study, and they have both been losing weight. Amy has lost 10 pounds so far and Judy has lost 22 pounds!
    I hope today's podcast will help you as we head into this holiday season.
    Here are a few of the lies we'll be covering that make us eat too much:
    Lies That Make Us Eat Too Much Over the Holidays I don't like being left out (during holiday parties so I need to eat like everyone else). If everyone is snitching cookies, I want to have my fair share. I need to eat this when no one is looking. It's the holidays. I'm going to indulge a little bit. It only happens once a year (so I need to live it up!). I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. That's so good, I should have another. I'll just have one more. We'll get to these lies at about the 8 or 10-minute mark. At the beginning of the podcast, we'll be talking about making Christmas cookies and how to do that without eating too much.
    How to Listen to the Podcast Click here to listen on Apple podcasts Click here to listen on Google Play Click here to listen on Stitcher. Click here to subscribe on Android.

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    My Own Weight Loss Story - Barb Raveling

    My Own Weight Loss Story - Barb Raveling

    This is a podcast episode I've been wanting to do for a long time. I guess it's appropriate that I finally made the commitment to do it after publishing my new Freedom from Procrastination Bible Study!
    In the podcast, I'll share my own weight loss journey and how God set me free from the control of food. Overeating and weight gain was an issue in my life from the time I was in high school until I was writing my first book, Freedom from Emotional Eating, in 2006.
    I published that book in 2008 and at the time I worried I would gain my weight back and be embarrassed that I had written a book on how to gain freedom from Emotional Eating! I didn't realized that I ate for procrastination and whenever I set out to write, I felt like procrastinating! It was disconcerting to be writing on weight loss and feeling like breaking boundaries while writing. 
    Thankfully, God has kept me on the straight and narrow and I have continued to live free from the control of food. I've found that it's a much more peaceful way to live and -- surprisingly -- a more fun way to live! Overeating may be fun in the moment but eating with control leads to a much more fun life. 
    It's take me hundreds of truth journal entries to break free from the control of food, but that freedom has been long-lasting. If you'd like to hear more about my journey and how God set me free, listen to today's podcast episode.
     

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    Post-Vacation Eating: How to Get Back on Track after Vacation

    Post-Vacation Eating: How to Get Back on Track after Vacation

    Do you find that it's hard to get back on track after vacation with your weight loss boundaries? Even if you followed your boundaries while you're gone, it's often hard to follow them when you get home.
    Not only are we tired and in catch-up land with all the work that piled up, but we also often find ourselves feeling sad when we get back. We miss vacation--or if things went badly on vacation, we're sad about what happened. 
    Thankfully, God can help us recover from the post-vacation blues and help us to follow our boundaries. On this podcast, we'll talk about 7 things we can do to get back on track after vacation. 
     
    7 Ways to Get Back On Track After Vacation
    Give yourself grace. Process the vacation, if necessary.  Get a biblical perspective. Make a plan to slowly get caught up. Re-establish your eating and exercise boundaries ASAP. Make a "fun" plan. Spend extra time renewing the first few days back. How to Listen to the Podcast
     
    Click here to listen on Apple podcasts Click here to listen on Google Play Click here to listen on Stitcher. Click here to listen on Android.

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    When You Hate Rules but Want to Lose Weight

    When You Hate Rules but Want to Lose Weight

    Do you ever rebel against losing weight because you just can’t stand following the rules? Do you feel like other people want you to lose weight, and that kind of bugs you? Do you hate authority, especially when it comes to diets and weight loss boundaries? If so, this podcast will help! We’ll talk about what to do when you want to lose weight but hate following rules. 

     

    In this coaching interview, I visit with Trish about how to change your mindset towards rules and authority so you don’t really mind having weight loss boundaries and may even learn to love them. 

     

    Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss: 

     

    Why it’s important to associate consequences with breaking weight loss boundaries  Authority: Is it good or bad? What makes it good or bad? 

    Why parents and significant others often want us to lose weight  How to not let it bother us when people want us to lose weight  How to change our attitude towards weight loss boundaries or rules  How focusing on renewing our minds rather than following our boundaries can keep us from feeling like failures when we break our boundaries. 
     


    Resources Mentioned on the Podcast 

    I Deserve a Donut (and Other Lies That Make You Eat)  Taste for Truth Bible Study  I Deserve a Donut app (There is an internal link at my blog for this – you can find it under the weight loss tab.) 
    How to Listen to the Podcast: 


    Apple Podcasts: click here  Stitcher: click here  Google Play: click here 

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