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so, I eat sweets, I indulge on food, and have hard time, feel like eating almost everything is sin.

Discussion in 'Eating Disorders' started by this is not my name, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. this is not my name

    this is not my name Member

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    eating, and still eating. make excuses to keep eating, stomach hurts, get food that soothes stomach, drink. confess to God that I indulged myself. when I sit down, my mind is on something. last night it was the dried cranberries that were sitting out of sight in the kitchen cupboard. it was just constantly on my mind, till I went and grabbed some. I would indulge myself. but I feel like almost all food is sin to me. sweets I told God were an idol to me, but I am not sure if that is true. or if I am just trying to excuse it as not being true because I REALLY want to indulge on sweets. I really want to get sweet drinks, sweet bars, sweet coconut covered in chocolate, cookies, whipped cream. it is such a temptation, even when they are not in sight. I could get something healthy instead of indulge on them. but, I don't know, I want to do a fast for God, but feel like I keep slipping up. I went to oatmeal, butter, and cinnamon to fill the gap I felt in my heart instead of God, so everything that I went to to fill that gap, I labeled as an evil food, when it is not. like custard. I made some to lean on it instead of God, now I feel like it is sin for me to eat custard again. I don't know, I have been through a lot of stuff lately, and recently felt a separation from God. so any advice? should I go on a boat in the middle of nowhere, and live off of beans, rice, pea protein powder, peas, and some form of oil and fat?
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  2. A_Thinker

    A_Thinker Well-Known Member Supporter

    I like sweets.

    But, I also want tot take care of my body. So, I try to eat as healthy as I can, ... and indulge in sweets in a moderate manner.

    For instance, I might have a small piece of cake, OR pie, OR cookie once a day. I don't completely abstain from them. I tell myself that I can have another sweet or two ... in moderation ... in days to come ... while I eat my broccoli ...
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  3. salt-n-light

    salt-n-light Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I feel you! I'm right now changing my life around when it comes to my gluttonous mindset.

    You don't need to go off a boat, but I find that making a plan or structure works. Systems to not make it so accessible to eat sweets, and have healthier foods more accessible. Learning about what food works for your body and foods that don't. Learning to say no, until its second nature.

    If you want, we can be each other's accountability partner :)
  4. this is not my name

    this is not my name Member

    United States
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  5. shauntell rohner

    shauntell rohner New Member

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    theres different types of fasts. rather than obstaining from all food, obstain from sweets/junk food for a period of time. try looking up healthier snacks to snack on if you can. once the fast is over, set up a schedule, like only eat sweets once or twice a week. so its not a long time since you've hadd it. also keep a food log and find a set goal for calorie intake.

    i know its hard but you can do it. theres also good sugarfree alternative foods that are just as good if you find disciplining only a time or two of eating sweets in a week is too hard.

    pray to God about it. don't assume that sweets are a sin for you, pray and ask God is what you are eating a sin or guilt free? and wait for His answer.
  6. JacquelineDeane55

    JacquelineDeane55 Newbie

    United States
    I think gluttony is a sin, yes, but there is nothing GOD cannot forgive.

    I used to love food and ate a lot when I was a kid, but I have since looked back on that and realized I was being a glutton and I have repented of it. I am no longer into food as much as I was then.
  7. Ronit

    Ronit Well-Known Member

    United States
    I have the same battle and I do understand. I have a sweet monster that dogs me everyday.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you