(John 4:31-34 KJV) In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.At this point my mind began to wander again. Since I have admitted to myself that I am diabetic I have been working on my weight. Since there is not enough exercise in the world to make up for what I wanted to eat, the only avenue left was to eat less. That is easy to say and hard to do.
One of the phenomenon I have noticed is that when I am occupied with something that really pulls me in I have less of a tendency to eat. It tells me that much of my eating is recreational or boredom eating. I remember thirty years ago in my first experience with the war games. They were board games then, printed on huge maps with hundreds of counters. I remember that once I got so carried away that I played all night. What was really shocking was that I did it without eating.
If I get involved in something now I don’t think about eating.
What I am suggesting for a weight loss technique is to develop some interests that sidetrack you from food. It is not a panacea but every little thing can help. This would obviously be different for each of us. It would probably be different from day to day. It might not even work for you.
Blessings as you deal with the issue in your life. Pray that I would not fall off the wagon.
homo unius libri