Pumpkin Recipes

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There’s something for every Diet Level.

Apple Butter
Protein Bites
Vinaigrette
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Spice Syrup
Muffins w/ Honey
Protein Cookies
Granola
Soup
Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Bake
Energy Bites
Snickerdoodles
Mug Cake

The LORD is my portion…

Portion control.  OY!  For this ONE or TEN girl (I have no FIVE), this is a huge issue.  I have always told people….”I do much better practicing total abstinence.  I can’t just eat one donut, so I have to go without!”

Hmmm…. actually, this adage has always just been my excuse for a lack of control and discipline.  I don’t think I am alone.

This way of eating keeps us in a perpetual state of roller coaster dieting.  Bad for your body, bad for your brain, and really bad for your confidence and self-esteem.  Way too much time is spent beating yourself up for over-indulging and patting yourself on the back for a job well done. Personally, I am more bruised from the beatings than the pats! This inconsistent living gives Satan a foothold in our lives.

While researching “portion control” for this post, I ran across more than a few websites touting their “small plate systems” for losing weight.  They actually sell plates or plate systems (for $99) that will prevent us from overindulging.  Wow!  I was shocked.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  But, I did come away feeling like I shouldn’t need to be tricked into eating a healthy diet.  Time to buck up and buckle down.  No more excuses…and no purchasing $99 plate systems.

The Lord did not create our bodies to be treated like a teeter totter.  He created us with balance.  We are His masterpiece.  Created by the Master.

So, this year, I have deemed my
“YEAR OF LIVING IN THE 5-ZONE.”   No more extremes. Time to exercise some self-control and self-discipline. (1Thess. 4:4)  Time to exercise some moderation. (Phil. 4:5)  Time to live a holy and honorable life for God.

The Lord is my portion…

Want help honoring God and controlling portions?  Click HERE for some guidance.

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