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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

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 205 Ratings

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 82 Pounds on Weight Watchers with Jana

    Losing 82 Pounds on Weight Watchers with Jana

    Are you someone who doesn’t know how to deal with negative emotions in a positive way? Do you find alcohol numbing and emotional eating attractive when you’re under stress? If you’re finding it difficult to handle stress and worry, join this episode and be inspired as Jana shares her journey to losing 82 pounds on Weight Watchers.
    Jana has been amazing with keeping it up with her weight loss program for six years. Admitted to having had an alcohol and binge drinking problem to numb emotional pain, she surrendered her life to God, and through the Holy Spirit’s conviction, her alcohol addiction had rapidly left. However, having that removed, all of a sudden, her habit of drinking away the pain has morphed into binge eating. As her weight skyrocketed, she got introduced to a weight-loss program called Weight Watchers which began her weight-loss journey.
    Things We Talked About: How Jana had the opportunity to put an end to her binge drinking and alcoholism by accepting the Holy Spirit into her life What Jana did when she gained the weight back to lose it again Dealing with alcoholism and emotional eating How Jana deals with stress Lies that Jana commonly believe in How Jana handles a negative emotion Is Jana still struggling to turn to food during stressful times? Does Jana still follow the Weight Watchers boundaries for maintenance? Jana’s advice to someone like her way back years ago Quotable Quotes: “I was impressed with the Holy Spirit saying, it’s not too late to try.” - Jana
    “Believe that God has got this under control, no matter what it is. That’s where your comfort should be.” - Jana
    Resources We Talked About on the Podcast: Telling Yourself the Truth: Find Your Way Out of Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Anger, and Other Common Problems by Applying the Principles of Misbelief Therapy by William Backus and Marie Chapian I Deserve a Donut App How to Listen to the Podcast: Stitcher: Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher. Apple Podcasts: Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts. (If you haven’t subscribed to the podcast on Apple, this can sometimes take a few hours to update.) Google Play: Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Play. Android: Click here to subscribe or listen on Android. Spotify: Click here to subscribe or listen on Spotify. Amazon Alexa: To listen on Amazon Alexa, say, “Alexa, play the Taste for Truth Podcast.”

    • 30 min
    How to Stop Overeating in the Afternoon - 7 Tips

    How to Stop Overeating in the Afternoon - 7 Tips

    When I ask women what time of day they most often break their boundaries, I usually get one of two answers: either mid-afternoon or evening. Since I've already done a couple of podcast episodes on how to end evening eating, today I'd like to talk about how to stop overeating in the afternoon. Let's begin by looking at why this is a tempting time of day.
    Who struggles with afternoon eating? While anyone can struggle with overeating in the afternoon, here are the most common groups of people:
    Stay-at-home moms Homeschool moms Retired people People who work from home: entrepreneurs, writers, etc. Homemakers I think the reason these groups struggle the most is because we're actually at home in the afternoon! Chances are good that people who work outside the home would love to start eating at 3:00 in the afternoon but their jobs prevent them from eating at that time. Although if you often pop down to the vending machine at work or in your college dorm around 3:00 in the afternoon, you know the struggle to stop overeating in the afternoon.
    Why do we feel like breaking boundaries in the afternoon? If we want to stop overeating in the afternoon, we need to first find out why we're tempted to eat in the afternoon. This will be different for everyone, and also different on each day of the week. You may find that you eat for all of the following reasons. Let's take a look at some of the reasons we're inclined to overeat in the afternoon.
    We've already used up all our willpower for the day. In my interview with Drew Dyck on how to increase self-control on the Christian Habits Podcast, Drew said that we each have a limited supply of willpower. Towards the end of the day, that willpower starts to dwindle--so what we could have said no to in the morning, we may not have the strength to say no to in the afternoon. We're bored. Often we've been busy all morning working or spending time with the kids and by mid-afternoon we're bored. We want some excitement in our lives! We're physically tired. We may also be plain old tired and in need of a nap! The problem is that we're often either not in a situation where we can take a nap, or we're in a situation where we can take a nap but for whatever reason we don't do it. When that happens we feel like eating because we think a snack will perk us up. We're tired of working. Sometimes we're not physically tired, we're just tired of working. Tired of always being on task and always responsible. If we don't feel like we can justify taking a break, we'll be tempted eat in rebellion. We're emotional. If something happened earlier in the day to upset us and we didn't take the time to process our emotions, those emotions will keep getting bigger and bigger throughout the day. Soon they'll be so big, they'll spill out and cry, "Let's get something to eat! WE NEED A TREAT!!!!" That often happens around 3:00--and sometimes earlier! We're procrastinating. Another reason we eat in the afternoon is because we've been procrastinating some terrible job all day and one of our best coping techniques for procrastination is to eat. Until we actually do that job, we'll probably feel like breaking our boundaries and eating. We're beating ourselves up for what we didn't get done that morning. Often when we procrastinate, we have a tendency to beat ourselves up. We say, "You got nothing done today, you lazy oaf!!" This just makes us want to open the fridge and eat everything in sight to drown out the sound of our failures. How do we stop overeating in the afternoon? Now that we've seen the reasons for afternoon eating, let's look at some solutions that will help us stop overeating.
    Try not to have treats in the house. (Depleted Willpower) If we don't have treats in the house, we'll be far less likely to break our boundaries at 3:00 when our willpower is depleted. We could still drive out and get those treats, but

    • 17 min
    10 Lies that Make Us Give Up on New Year's Resolutions

    10 Lies that Make Us Give Up on New Year's Resolutions

    5 steps to accomplish your New Year's resolutions and goals and 10 lies that make you give up on them

    • 21 min
    Losing 80 Pounds with Gods Help with Angie

    Losing 80 Pounds with Gods Help with Angie

    Struggling with weight loss for the longest time? Overwhelmed with a lot of programs out there? Confused because you felt like nothing really works for you? You’re not alone. Listen up as Angela Pryor talks about her struggles in her weight loss journey and how she came about losing 80 pounds with God’s help, just accepting him into her life and acknowledging his agenda.

    • 36 min
    A Thin Within Weight Loss Story with Dory

    A Thin Within Weight Loss Story with Dory

    Today on the Taste for Truth Podcast, I’m excited to visit with Dory about her Thin Within weight loss story. Dory lost twenty pounds using Thin Within’s hunger/satisfaction boundaries. She shares the struggles and victories along the way in this interview. 

    • 28 min
    Losing the Last 10 Pounds with Anne

    Losing the Last 10 Pounds with Anne

    Have you ever lost weight and then gained the last 5 or 10 pounds back? Or lost a bunch of weight and then stalled at the last 5 or 10 pounds? Join me in this victory and coaching interview with Anne as she talks about her weight loss victory and losing the last 10 pounds.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Stavros Mastrogiannis ,

Very Informative

If you are looking to lose weight and keep it off, definitely worth listening to Barb’s podcast. Very use and practical information on weight loss.

Malaysia Momma ,

So practical!

Barb's ministry is so helpful because her suggestions and "how to's" are practical and doable. We all know we should "renew our minds," but Barb shows us what that looks like in real life. Lifechanging!!!!

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Transformative!!!

Literally the BEST series I’ve ever listened to! Every podcast is a jewel of information and uplifting support. A MUST LISTEN for everyone

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