Learning a New Path from Books  

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Day Two: Bringing books to the food fight. . . . Photo by Birgith Roosipuu on Unsplash

I know a key to success in habit formation, learning new things, and quitting outdated behaviours is “Knowing Your Why.” I won’t start this series with that exercise because that requires clear thought. I was ill last week and I’m still dealing with fatigue and brain fade. So I will do an easy assignment today.

As a visual learner, reading is an important component of anything I want to understand and accomplish. I grasp new facts, vocabulary, and strategies from these tomes of knowledge. Before I dive in with actual experience, I need the overview of what’s going on. And I like that helping hand, a book provides, of someone who has been there before me especially when I want to implement a new behavior.

So far I see two areas I’ll tackle with books in this 28-day journey of overcoming cravings.

Sugar addiction. I’ve heard that sugar is as addicting as cocaine. If so, it is obvious why my sugar and carb cravings are so overwhelmingly strong. Hopefully, I’ll get some techniques, encouragement, and ideas to overcome the cravings.

Books I’ll Start with.

  • The 40 Day Sugar Fast by Wendy Speake
  • Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub

Spiritual Component. As a Believer, I seek God’s help and wisdom. I am hoping the following two books will guide me in this quest.

Books I’ll Start with.

  • Full: Food, Jesus and the Battle for Satisfaction by Asheritah Ciuciu
  • Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa Terkeurst

I will periodically report on insights, what I find helpful, or what I am struggling with in the material.

You are on Day #2 of the series: “No More Donuts for Breakfast: 28 Days to Overcoming Cravings.” The Table of Contents is here. #write28days

Your Turn . . .  Do you use books as an aid to changing behaviour and/or learning new things? . . . Is there a book you’ve found helpful about overcoming cravings? . . . How about joining me in this 28 days of overcoming cravings?

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  • 1. Lisa notes...  |  . at .

    Yes, I often use books to help me learn more about myself and how to change. I recently read a book about sleep, and it really helped me let go of my angst about insomnia, and thus get better sleep. 🙂 I’ll look forward to this series.

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  • 40 Day Sugar Fast is GREAT

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