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…
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