self-control: calculating the cost of this important resource

  1. Cameron T Kendrick says:

    Great food for thought! I could eat that entire bag of peanut m&m’s in one short sitting. They are a weakness for me as well.

  2. Michelle says:

    I enjoyed reading your article. I’ve recently been listening to many podcasts and books about intuitive eating, and have learned that restricting leads to bingeing. When we remove the moral labels from food, and stop restricting foods that we deem unhealthy or bad, and allow ourselves to eat those foods, eventuality they don’t hold power over us. When we put restrictions on foods, it makes us hyper focused on it, and it’s all we can think about. Then when we get that “forbidden” food, we binge. Anyway, I’m not an expert, and I’m still learning to navigate this whole food/exercise thing without making it obsessive.

    One of the pages/podcasts that I follow is The Body Love Society, and they’re all about wellness without the obsession. Another great podcast that has been eye-opening is It’s Not About the Food with Dr. Stefani Reinold.

    • Kate says:

      Oh that podcast sounds amazing, thank you so much for sharing it! I couldn’t agree more on the intuitive eating 🙂

  3. Heather says:

    Yes, yes and yes!!!! My 2 no brakes Foods are pb m&ms and Nutella! Ha! Ha! I completely agree with this strategy! You actually leaves you in control and without guilt. We do this for ice cream and the kids other treats as well. ?♥️

  4. Kristin P says:

    This is such a fresh way to think of things. Thank you! I am going to keep it in my bag of tricks. This Mom needs all the help there is.

  5. Laura says:

    There is so much truth and wisdom here. Thank you for a completely new perspective for me on ALL the things in my life that demand self control and one of the reasons why it always feels in short supply. Several friends recommended your blog to me, and I’m glad they did.

  6. Kara Wright says:

    I love this!! What a fresh way to look at things. I struggle with soda ? and I know that if I try to completely cut it out I end up going to the McDonald’s drive-thru to get one. Thank you for sharing this!

  7. Jessica says:

    Hi Kate,

    Just wanted to leave you a little note + let you know that your honest, no frills, sincere posts (like this one) add so much value to my life. I so appreciate the practical application of them + the constant reminders to turn back to Jesus.

    I think you’re an absolute gem + just adore your sweet fam. Keep sharing, please!

  8. Callie says:

    This article is such a good reminder for me. I found you on Instagram and love your perspective on so much! Thanks for keeping it real!

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