Saturday, February 19, 2022

Thoughts on Christians + Food

I've made major progress in the last couple of years but I still see myself sliding into old patterns at times so I was excited to check out Amber Lia's new book, Food Triggers*. 

This is a helpful book for any overeating struggle you may face, however, undereating issues aren't really addressed in this book. The author has covered a broad range of topics in the categories of external triggers (such as holidays and family food culture), internal triggers (such as shame, lies we believe about our health journeys, and emotional eating), and a short section on reaching goal weight. 

Most of these chapters didn't apply to me but there were still lots of little gold nuggets for me to enjoy. 

I particularly loved her use of scripture and prayer to keep you tethered to your faith in a journey God would love to see you through. 

Health is very important to me and I think Food Triggers is a great place to start. The book also included this startling quote by Yuval Noah Harari I thought might be an important place to leave you: "In 2012, about 56 million people died throughout the world; 620,000 of them died due to human violence (war killed 120,000 people, and crime killed another 500,000). In contrast, 800,000 committed suicide, and 1.5 million died of diabetes. Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder." 

*I received a free copy of Food Triggers in exchange for an honest review. 


  1. I have been really struggling with this- just put on hold at my library!


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