SparkPeople The Eden Diet Team Messageboard The premise of the Eden Diet (for those sympathetic to Christianity) is to become less pre-occupied with food. It addresses emotional & mindless eating, social eating, etc SparkPeople The Eden Diet Team Messageboard What insights did you get from ch1 of theWorkbook? For me the main new thing was that we need to pray for each other. It does suggest starting a meeting, but as I'm in the UK and most people I know that are doing Eden are in the USA I think this is not possible for me to do at the moment. So I thought it would be a good idea to list everyone I'm in contact with in the back of the book that I've been using for my Eden journalling, and pray for them regularly. The list will be like an attendance record if you like so it will seem more meetin... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:01:01 EST chapter 9 Are you ready to press on? Having read the whole book now, this is the first time I've consider the exercise part of the equation. Exercise will be necessary to get to the weight God intends me to be at and stay there. Rita explains in chapter 8 about two studies of people who lost a significant amount of weight and kept the weight off for 5 years - in both studies, the main reason for keeping the weight off was regular exercise (in one study 76% of the people were walking briskly for 1 hour a day, and in the other s... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:27:01 EST from ch8 whats your best temptation fighting tool? I was going to say "I am a weigh-in addict" but as Rita quite rightly says in her book, what I need to say is the truth which is "I was a weigh-in addict"! But as losing weight is no longer my goal, I no longer need to weigh obsessively. I don't need to get all excited when I lose 7 pounds in the first week and then binge because I put 6 pounds back on after having a mini snickers bar... <BR> <BR> I'm going to do what she suggests. Weigh after the seven day challenge and then monthly aft... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:20:26 EST What are your 30 day behavioural goals? My first 30 days starts soon, and my first behavioural goal will be to pause.... <BR> <BR> to pause before I eat anything and ask myself am I physically hungry. <BR> <BR> My second behavioural goal will be to tackle my emotional eating by asking some questions everytime I want to eat but am not physically hungry. These questions are, what emotion am I feeling, why am I feeling it, and what is the truth about the situation. <BR> <BR> I also want to learn more about emotions/emotional eatin... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:51:41 EST What is your response to ch7 on emotional hunger? Wow what a chapter. I was only a few pages into it and I was thinking I'm gonna have to re-read this cos there's so much in it to respond to. But then I had a sneak peak at the workbook and chapter 7 starts by us having to re-read the chapter in the book and then we are asked to record our insights and questions. So I'm going to just carry on reading the book. 2 more chapters to go. I should manage it in the 7 days after all. :-) <BR> <BR> I'm so looking forward to starting the firs... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 03:07:32 EST Ch6 How do you handle buffets, socials, etc? This was a useful chapter! I went to a buffet yesterday and enjoyed it. I filled my plate with 1 layer of savoury food of various sorts. I included some vegs, and some of the not so fattening things I would normally eat, and also enjoyed some richer pastries and more unusual things. Then I had 1 piece of cake for dessert. I was satisfied, not stuffed. And I left early so I wouldn't be offered a plate of left overs to take home. :-) Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:07:24 EST Any comments or questions on ch5 of the book? Well the author has suggested that some people might like to keep a food diary to see if they are eating more than they think they are (but only for a while as the Eden Diet is all about getting our mind off food!) I've decided not to do this. I'm fully aware that sometimes I binge, sometimes I snack (and when I do I probably have completely forgotten that I did by the end of the day) and I also sometimes nibble (or scoff as much as I can) while preparing meals. <BR> <BR> It has been suc... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:51:08 EST Wow - what did you think of chapter 4? I'm only half way through chapter 4, but I was stunned by the idea that God designed our bodies to heal themselves (like when you cut your finger and the blood clots so you stop bleeding and then the wound heals itself). So if we listen to our hunger pangs we eat when we need to eat, and if we listen to our cravings we eat what our body needs us to eat. We need to stop thinking and figuring out when and what to eat and listen to our body tell us when and what to eat. I can run with that! ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:50:32 EST a thread for you to discuss chapter 3 No Bad Food I was particularly struck by Rita Hancock's discussion on buying muffins in 100 calorie packs and her comment about if you cannot trust yourself to eat out of a regular sized pack then you aren't really free from bondage. <BR> <BR> Last month I pre planned a huge binge. I couldn't stop thinking about that binge even to the extent that it stopped me sleeping at night. Now that I have made the decision that I will no longer chase weight loss and I will eat any food but only when I'm physical... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:32:04 EST What struck you most in ch2 of the Eden Diet book? Wow, what an amazing amount of insight is in this chapter. <BR> <BR> What struck me most? What I have known for the last 5 years - I need to give up dieting! I keep giving up, but keep starting again - so desparate to lose weight. But everytime I diet I end up bingeing and putting all the weight back on plus more. I need to end this cycle. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:13:29 EST What non-food/d iet/eating groups are you in? Rita Hancock, at the end of chapter 2 of The Eden Diet, suggests that if we want to lose weight, we need to get our mind off food/diets/eating, and join groups where these things are not the focus. She suggests book clubs, exercise groups, or an Eden Diet support group (which, she says, discourage recipe sharing and focusing on food). <BR> <BR> So what non-food/diet/eating groups are you in? And if you're not, what do you think you might join? <BR> <BR> I'm not in any - except for churc... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 09:59:40 EST Please share scriptures about food and eating 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Well, whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for God’s glory.” (Good News Bible) <BR> <BR> Mark 7:19 “Jesus declared that all foods are fit to be eaten.” (Good News Bible) <BR> <BR> Luke 12:29 “So don’t be all upset, always concerned about what you will eat and drink.” (Good News Bible) Thu, 8 Nov 2012 09:39:25 EST The 7 day challenge I'm starting this challenge today at 219.5 pounds (15 stone 9.5). <BR> <BR> I intend to read through The Eden Diet book this week. <BR> <BR> I will try to <BR> <BR> (a) eat whatever I like but only eat when hungry <BR> <BR> (b) eat smaller portions than I usually do <BR> <BR> (c) pray whenever I am tempted to eat for any reason other than hunger Thu, 8 Nov 2012 06:13:29 EST