Thursday, February 17, 2011

Made To Crave DVD series by Lysa TerKeurst

Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

The participant’s guide and DVD arrived in my mailbox a few weeks ago as part of Lysa Terkeust’s blog tour.  “Catchy title,” I thought as I placed it in my “review pile” – which is quickly becoming an avalanche waiting to happen.  At that point, I wandered into the kitchen between writing projects and clicked open a can of Diet Coke (I love that clicking swoosh sound, don’t you?)  And then I opened my pantry door to scour the shelves for a snack, a bag of Baked Doritos stuffed inside a wicker basket.  For those that know me from high school and college, you may recall that my favorite snack was  Doritos with French Onion Dip – always in ready supply in my dorm room.  At that time in my life, I was able to indulge and not even gain a single digit on the scale.  Oh how I miss that incredible metabolic rate of my youth!

Now, after stepping on the scale today, I decided that maybe I should take a peek at that Made to Crave book that came in the mail.  I even signed up for the 21 day Challenge.  The book and DVD participant’s Guide do not include recipes and daily menu guides, but they do provide heaping servings of “meaty” wisdom and questions to help us create our own life recipes for healthy eating and healthy living by turning to God instead of  food. 

Lysa writes: “When it comes to healthy eating, most people try to fix their how-to first.  What’s missing is the want-to.  Fixing our want-to provides the foundation that enables us to make lasting changes.  What is creating the most desperation in our healthy eating journey?  That’s what we need to fix first.”

I am a foodie, and as host of Kitchen Chat, I love food.  Yet, I will be the first to confess that I have used and continue to use junk food as a quick fix treatment, i.e. large doses of chocolate bars for those crabby days, crunchy bags of chips for those stressful days and gallons of caffeinated diet drinks for those “How-am-I–going-to-get-everything-done-while-I’m-feeling-so–tired” days. 

Lysa writes, “We are not to flee food.  We need food. But we are to flee the control food can have over our lives.”

God is the Master Chef of comfort food.  I look forward to taking the first steps on this Made to Crave journey.  Will you join me?

Find out a little more about the book from Lysa herself:

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