Food Isn’t Always the Problem

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Food Isn’t Always the Problem

Kayla Howard

Has food become a “problem” or a source of stress in your life? Many women have a bad relationship with food.  Most often stemming from a discontent with their figure, and misunderstanding of what role food actually plays in their size and shape.  

You may have experienced one or more of these feelings/thoughts in connection with food.

  • Feeling that only a few foods are healthy, (perhaps falsely so).
  • Being afraid of foods that you believe will make you sick or cause allergies.
  • Fear of eating because you’ll get fat.
  • Guilt for eating more than you thought you should.

Recognize something from that list?

Guilt and fear are unhealthy emotions connected to untrue thoughts and will have a negative impact on your health.  Sure, food plays real, legitimate role in the size and shape of your body, but so do your thoughts. In fact, stewing in these type of emotions will skew your thinking and actions while making good food choices. 

If food has become a “problem” for you, check your thoughts against these three solutions.


Receiving something in a spirit of gratefulness actually makes it more beneficial.  In contrast, I believe that when you think something is bad for you, you make it worse than it actually would be.  According to Dr. Caroline Leaf, 87%-95% of illness that plague us today are directly connected to our thought life. I recommend that you read the entire article here: Thought Life


Did you know that fear is the absence of faith?  I learned this personally as I was shown that my “gluten intolerance” was actually caused by fear in my life.   Gluten free eating is a popular eating fad and gluten intolerance is thought to be connected to nearly every health issue out there.  I know that there are people who truly care allergic to gluten for one reason or another–but just consider for a moment what impact your emotions have on your health.  Are you spending a lot of time trying to blame your “condition” on a food or trying to find a supplement to fix your “health issue”?  How much time have you spent really looking at your emotional health?  Are you as willing to forgive someone or seek the forgiveness you need as you are to watch your diet or pop that pill?


Doing a workout only takes a few minutes and you’re done!  On the other hand, losing weight purely by watching what you eat is a constant nagging thought that shows itself at a minimum of three times per day.

Seriously, although diet is a big key to your best body, I’ve met FAR more people who fail in the exercise category.  It is my sincere belief that exercise and fitness are a vital part of a healthy life. Honestly, I don’t care what you do, just move it! 

In our home, we are passionate about cooking real, healthy food!  I’ve spent years studying cookbooks and health books etc… But I am also passionate about calling the diet craze what it is —CRAZY! I’ve met so many people looking for a food, an illness, or someone in their past to blame their health problems on when in truth, it’s a root of bitterness, jealousy or other vile emotion that creates disharmony in their earthly body.

This is not a hate message telling people who struggle with disease that it’s all in their head.  Please don’t take it that way at all.  Our body requires certain things to be physically in balance, and when they are out of balance, we’ll have trouble.  This is simply an encouragement to get a healthy perspective on food, fitness and what’s happening in your head. 

Be blessed today and reflect on your inward condition and how that may be affecting your body!

Kayla Howard

Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves online business.  She is a Biblical Health Coach, ISSA Fitness Trainer, Master T-Tapp Trainer, and Young Living Essential Oil Lover . If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website:

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  2. I love this! I am a huge fan of Westin Price and his work! We are def on the same page when it comes to diet and nutrition. Eat REAL food! It's what I believe too! Rock on! 😉

  3. This was a very good post.  Balance is essential in everything.  But can a person significantly overweiight lose with exercise alone??? 
    I don't think I worry about my food . . . but since learning about Sally Fallon and Nourishing Traditions, I am trying to move in that direction with my food.  Problem is, that takes a lot of thinking about food, planning ahead, searching for sources, shopping at multiple places, researching and re-learning what is healthy, etc.  Is that good or bad??  I was recently taught that it is not good to be thinking about food too much when trying to lose. 
    Searching for lasting answers and proper focus and a just balance . . .

    1. It’s true that we can actually make eating healthy food an idol! I’ve been guilty of that in the past and the Lord has really done much to bring me in better balance. One thing that helps me is to think of it as fun!!! That was why I posted what I talked about today…if I know the “game rules”, I can make it more fun! My suggestion is to do nothing rash. When you run out of the peanut butter you have, buy a natural kind next. Start buying oatmeal, (or we prefer Scottish oats) instead of boxed cereals. When the margarine is gone, buy butter–same with all the other oils in your pantry. Likewise, when Mrs. Buttersworth is empty, get pure maple syrup. I don’t know how you actually eat now, I’m just throwing out suggestions there. It really won’t take that long to replace all your foods for better options without wasting the foods you have or stressing about it!

  4. I really like your approach and the idea of gradually replacing what you have with better foods!  Sometimes I take a step forward and two steps back though . . . .

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