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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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 219 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.

    Stress Eating and How to Truth Journal with Stacie

    Stress Eating and How to Truth Journal with Stacie

    Do you find yourself turning to food when life is stressful? Do you find it hard to recommit to healthy eating after breaking your boundaries over and over again? Did you know that truth journaling is a powerful tool to help with both of these things?

    On today's episode of the Taste for Truth podcast, I talk with Stacie, a registered nurse, who has been finding it increasingly difficult to handle all of the recent stress in her life without turning to food. Stacie is new to the idea of the renewing of the mind and truth journaling, so we get to go pretty in-depth on the practical steps of truth journaling.
    Lies We Discussed on this Episode 1. Food calms me down after a hard discussion.
    2. Food is a good comforter.
    3. I have no control of my food right now.
    4. Life is so stressful now I can't follow my diet.
    5. I might as well break my boundaries now and start again tomorrow.
    6. This is going to make me feel better.
    7. This is just what I need.
     
    Resources Mentioned on This Episode I Deserve a Donut App How to Lose Weight on 3 Meals a Day blog post Freedom from Emotional Eating Taste for Truth  
    How to Listen to the Podcast Google: Click here to subscribe or listen on Google Podcasts. Stitcher: Click here to subscribe or listen on Stitcher.  Apple Podcasts: Click here to subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts.  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.” 

    • 38 min
    Getting Back on Track after Breaking Your Boundaries with Brooke

    Getting Back on Track after Breaking Your Boundaries with Brooke

    Do you ever have a hard time getting back on track after you break your boundaries? In today's episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I visit with Brooke about how to get back to your boundaries as quickly as possible.
     
    Topics We Discussed on This Episode How perfectionism messes us up How food can still be an issue even when you are at a healthy weight What people who never struggle with weight loss do after they eat too much Perfectionism lies and how to overcome them with truth How we feel when we break our boundaries Why it's hard to stay on track once we break our boundaries Lies that make us break our boundaries for days instead of getting back on track How to adjust your boundaries for different events or seasons in your life Strategies for getting right back on track when we break our boundaries Shifting our mindset after a setback Emotional eating I need more interviews! If you're interested in doing a coaching or victory interview, please click here. I will be accepting interviews for a limited time. Not all interviews will be used for the podcast, but it's a great way to get a free coaching session!
    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.)  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.”   

    • 29 min
    How to Stop Obsessing About Weight Loss and Exercise with Heather Creekmore

    How to Stop Obsessing About Weight Loss and Exercise with Heather Creekmore

    Do you constantly think about losing weight? Do you struggle with a healthy body image? On this episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, Heather Creekmore gives insight into her own struggle with body image and how she learned to stop obsessing about weight loss!
    Heather Creekmore writes and speaks hope to thousands of women each week inspiring them to stop comparing and start living. Her first book, Compared to Who?, encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and find freedom. Her new release, The Burden of Better, offers women a journey into the depths of God's grace to find a way off the treadmill of constant comparison. Heather has been featured on Fox News, Huff Post, Morning Dose, Church Leaders, For Every Mom, along with dozens of other shows and podcasts, but she's best recognized from her appearance as a contestant on the Netflix hit show, Nailed It. Heather and her fighter-pilot-turned-pastor husband, Eric, have four children and live in Austin, Texas. Connect with Heather at Comparedtowho.me.
    Topics We Discussed on This Episode: The "Body Image Idol" and modern day idolatry Being obsessed with weight loss and exercise The treasure principle found in Matthew 6 as a test for idols in our lives Looking for salvation in the next new diet and being controlled by rigid food rules The cure for idolatry The lie about loving our bodies A grace-filled approach to looking at our lives Resources Mentioned on This Episode: Heather's Website: www.comparedtowho.me Heather's Podcast:https://comparedtowho.me/podcast/ Heather's Books: Compared to Who? and The Burden of Better 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.)  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.” 

    • 36 min
    Consistency with Boundaries, Chronic Pain, and Letting Go of the Skinny Idol with Lexi

    Consistency with Boundaries, Chronic Pain, and Letting Go of the Skinny Idol with Lexi

    Do you struggle with consistency in following your boundaries? Are you halfway through your weight loss journey and looking for help with the second half? Do you ever feel like you need to be skinny to be loved? Have you experienced chronic pain? These are just a few of the topics we discuss on today's episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast. This is both a coaching interview and a victory interview.
    Lexi is a young mom with four kids between the ages of 2 and 12. She lost 30 pounds with three meals a day boundaries. Then she switched over to Weight Watchers which helped to jumpstart her weight loss again. Before losing weight, Lexi struggled with chronic back pain. She is almost pain-free now.
    Here are a few of the topics we discuss on the podcast:
    What Lexi did to lose 30 pounds with three meals a day boundaries How Lexi renewed her mind Why she answered the I Deserve a Donut questions in writing Lexi's advice for others starting out - Be easy on yourself! Plus more tips How to work on losing weight without making an idol out of skinny Why it's so hard to follow your boundaries when you experience chronic pain Lies that make you break your boundaries with chronic pain How weight loss can (sometimes) help with chronic pain Lies that contribute to the skinny idol How to determine a goal weight (and do you need one?) How you decide what your goal weight is The importance of renewing in writing How to know when you're breaking a boundary with Weight Watchers How to use the activity and weekly points with Weight Watchers Note: If you're not interested in Weight Watchers, skip ahead to the last four minutes of the podcast as that's where Lexi gives her tips for weight loss.
    Resources Mentioned on the Podcast. Going Gray by Anne Kreamer I Deserve a Donut Freedom from Emotional Eating Taste for Truth Bible Study 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.) 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.”

    • 37 min
    How to Lose Weight on 3 Meals a Day

    How to Lose Weight on 3 Meals a Day

    Do you feel overwhelmed when trying to choose weight loss boundaries? Or do you fear that if you choose something as simple as "3 meals a day" for your boundaries, that you won't lose weight? On this episode of the Taste for Truth Podcast, I go over how to use 3 Meals a Day as an effective boundary for losing weight.
    How it Works For this set of boundaries to be effective for weight loss, you would need to:
    Eat only 3 meals per day, plus one or two snacks (if needed), Not have second helpings, unless planned, Try to eat as little as possible at each meal. How to Renew As with any set of boundaries, it is important to renew your mind when you break your boundaries. For the 3 Meals Per Day, boundaries, you would need to renew:
    Every time you have an extra meal or snack, Every time you have an unplanned second helping If you're still not losing after a couple of weeks, consider adding a 3rd time to renew your mind: every time you find yourself eating as much as possible rather than as little as possible. (Don't try this "as little as possible" idea, though, if you have anorexic tendencies.)
    Truth journal or answer a set of questions from I Deserve a Donut or the Renewing of the Mind Project in writing every time you break your boundaries. Here are the examples of truth journaling that I mentioned on the podcast:
    If You Don't Find Yourself Losing At the end of the day, think back to what you ate and count calories or points to see if you're eating too much to lose weight. Consider giving up your problem foods altogether (sweets, for example) or limiting them in some way. I discuss several ways to limit them on the podcast.

    • 19 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

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Spirit blessed

So refreshing to find Bible centered support. Such a blessing!

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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.

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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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