Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits

Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits

by Amber Lia
Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits

Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits

by Amber Lia


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You Can Win Your Food Battles—for Good

Do you crave unhealthy foods or overeat when you're stressed, bored, or lonely? These and other food triggers not only have an emotional and physical basis, they can also become a spiritual battle. In this groundbreaking book, certified health coach Amber Lia exposes 31 common food-related struggles that trap people in unhealthy thinking and eating patterns. Learn the practical strategies you need to

· identify the specific food triggers sabotaging your health and happiness
· break free from the cycle of reactionary eating and feelings of defeat
· find the motivation and methods needed to embrace healthy habits

Today can be your turning point. Break the chains of food triggers and replace them with God-honoring habits. More than discovering what it takes to have a healthy body, you will receive spiritual health for your soul!

"What if your hunger pangs aren't about physical hunger at all but an invitation to develop a spiritual appetite for God? If food is your trigger, this is your opportunity!"—WENDY SPEAKE, author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764238888
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/04/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 519,348
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Amber Lia is an in-demand certified health coach who has experienced her own health transformation. A busy mom of four, she is the coauthor of the parenting book Triggers, as well as Marriage Triggers. Amber and her husband co-run a faith-friendly TV and film production company and live in southern California with their boys. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Your Turning Point Starts Here 11

External Triggers 17

1 When Your Why Is Front and Center 19

2 When You Feel Defeated Before You Start 27

3 When You Are Bored 36

4 When Your Clothes Don't Fit and You Can't Hide It 44

5 When You Lack Portion Control 50

6 When Your Doctor Tells You to Lose Weight Before it's Too Late 56

7 When Others Sabotage You or You Sabotage Yourself 63

8 When Community Means Food 69

9 When Losing Weight Is Harder Than It Used to Be 77

10 When You Want to Be a Couch Potato 84

11 When You Travel 91

12 When Losing Weight Is Easy for Everyone but You 98

13 When You Need Support from Someone Else 103

14 When It's the Holidays 109

15 When You Hit a Plateau 117

16 When You Eat Mindlessly 122

17 When Your Favorite Beverage Keeps Calling Your Name 129

Internal Triggers 135

18 When You Are Stressed 137

19 When Negative Self-Talk Overwhelms You 144

20 When You Are Lonely 150

21 When You Are Addicted to Sugar 156

22 When One Mistake Makes You Want to Quit 162

23 When You Are Downright Hungry, and Hangry Too 169

24 When You Feel Ashamed 174

25 When You Are Addicted to Food 179

26 When You Feed Your Emotions 185

27 When You Are Fixated on the Scale 192

28 When People Compliment You but It's Hard to Accept 198

29 When Self-Care Is Not a Priority 204

The Journey Continues 211

30 When You've Reached Your Goals 213

31 When You Need to Celebrate Your Victories 218

Appendix: When You Have an Eating Disorder 225

Acknowledgments 229

Notes 231

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