Thank you Marieta:)]]>
I agree that moderation (instead of abstinence) is the right and ONLY way for some ladies. We are all so unique, so we should really be honest with ourselves and ask God to reveal the right path for each of us. It seems to me that you already know what works best for you and what will give you long term results, which is very important.
Praying even now that God will show you exactly what your journey should look like.
I am learning so much from your blogs. I do have a question about deciding to abstain from a given food… I find that whatever I am eating there is always the food that is the tastiest – the treat. So if I get rid of chocolate, greek yoghurt, fruit salad and cheese – secondary ‘treat’ foods will take their place – cheesy oatcakes for instance. There will always be a ‘treat’ food. So although that abstinence makes sense for things that are truly addictive, abstinence in the realm of food may simply shift the focus from one treat food to another… the logical conclusion is that you end up only eating foods that are distasteful to you or not that enjoyable. For this reason, I believe that ‘legalising’ all foods allows your body to express its preference and takes the sting out of the foods that are especially tasty. I have not got this balance quite right yet and still struggle to eat small portions of ice cream – however, sometimes I simply don’t want ice cream and I don’t buy it, even though I have given myself permission. For me this is the best route because I will always succeed in finding a food to idolise whatever the list of permitted foods I give myself.
Sincerely, Molly Ellis]]>