The best books for overcoming food addiction with faith

The Books I Picked & Why

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

By Lysa TerKeurst

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

Why this book?

What would happen if you started listening to your cravings instead of trying to silence them? If you’re tired of the same old messages of eat less and move more, this book is what you’ve been missing. You know “how to” get healthy… but now there’s finally a book to help you find your “want to” - the lasting emotional and spiritual motivation to meet your goals and stay healthy.

The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. New York Times bestselling author of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Uninvited, and The Best Yes, Lysa TerKeurst, invites you to find the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen.


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Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction

By Asheritah Ciuciu

Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction

Why this book?

Have you ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thoughts about food? Whether you feel defeated by your lack of self-control or overwhelmed by thoughts and longings for food, the answer to our food fixation does not lie in the $500 billion global diet industry.

This is not a diet book and it’s not a healthy eating plan. Because at the core, our problem is not really what we eat. It’s why we seek fullness in something that will never satisfy. Join Asheritah Ciuciu as she shares honestly about her own battles with food and reveals the path to freedom. You’ll discover the joy of living free from food fixation so you can experience deeper satisfaction in Christ, gain a renewed sense of purpose, and yes, even enjoy good food (without regret). A healthier relationship with food through a stronger relationship with Christ—that’s the goal of Full.


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Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits

By Amber Lia

Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits

Why this book?

How do we manage those unruly portions at restaurants? Why are we eating the leftovers from our kids' plates? How do we stop boredom munchies? As a certified health coach who has been on her own transformative health journey, Amber Lia exposes 31 common food-related struggles--based on hundreds of hours of research-- that women and men face in everyday moments. Food Triggers offers the "aha" understanding of why we react the way we do as well as tangible solutions to expose the key food triggers sabotaging your health, exchange broken and destructive patterns for healing and God-honoring habits, use practical strategies for immediate action rooted in Scripture and break free from the cycle of reactionary eating, shame, and feelings of defeat, and walk-in victor.


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The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

By Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

Why this book?

The Daniel Plan is far more than a diet plan. It is an appetizing approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle by optimizing the five key essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. Unlike the thousands of other books on the market, this book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. Your path to holistic health begins here, as Pastor Rick Warren and fitness and medical experts Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman guide you to incorporate healthy choices into your current lifestyle.

The concepts in this book will encourage you to deepen your relationship with God and develop a community of supportive friends who will encourage you to make smart food and fitness choices each and every day.


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The Daniel Fast Cookbook: Meal Plans and Recipes to Bring You Closer to God

By Cindy Anschutz

The Daniel Fast Cookbook: Meal Plans and Recipes to Bring You Closer to God

Why this book?

Nourish your body and your faith with recipes and devotions for the Daniel Fast. In the court of King Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel was pressured to worship false gods and eat forbidden foods―but he stayed true to God, eating no meat, wine, or choice foods for weeks. Follow in Daniel’s footsteps and draw nearer to God with The Daniel Fast Cookbook. This meal plan and recipe book guides you through a partial fast, consuming only what the Lord has naturally provided―and experiencing Him like never before.

Two Daniel Fast meal plans come with dozens of plant-based, gluten-free recipes for tasty, fast-friendly food. Daily devotions help you lean on prayer and scripture when fasting becomes challenging. With The Daniel Fast Cookbook, you can focus less on figuring out the rules of the Daniel Fast―and more on growing in faith.


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