You Are Not A Garbage Disposal

Oct 13, 2023

New here? Welcome! I’m Martha and I’m here to help you on your weight loss journey through blogging, podcasts, and online teaching courses.


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  3. Who's Running the Show?
  4. How Do I Know When I'm Hungry?
  5. Benefits of Drinking Water
  6. Benefits of Fasting



Hey everyone! On this week’s podcast, I share about God being our provider and learning to eat intuitively. 🌟

Some of us have been taught to clean our plates and eat past full. But guess what? Eating all the food on your plate doesn't actually help those in need (as you may have been told…). We can partner with organizations like Children's Cup to make a real impact! 💙

But here's the thing, you are not a garbage disposal! 🙅‍♀️God is our provider, and he wants us to eat when we're hungry and stop when we're full. It's all about finding a balance.

Did you know that God's name, Jehovah Jireh, means "the Lord will provide"? He meets all our needs and takes care of us. 

Scriptures to look up about God being our provider:

  • Deuteronomy 2:7
  • Philippians 4:19
  • Matthew 6:31,33
  • Acts 14:17
  • Psalms 146:7-9

So, I want to encourage you to eat what you like first, listen to your body's hunger and fullness cues, and give yourself permission to play with your food. (check out the podcast to hear more about this!)

Remember, God is more than enough! So let's live differently, without guilt, and focus on nourishing our bodies and enjoying the food. 

If you want to dive deeper into this topic, head over to my podcast episode "You Are Not A Garbage Disposal" for more insights and inspiration. 🎙️


Here are some thought-provoking journal prompts for you to use when you are listening to the podcast:

1. How were you taught about food and portion sizes growing up? How has that influenced your eating habits as an adult?

2. How does the concept of God as your provider resonate with you? Do you feel a sense of trust and reliance on God for your needs?

3. Have you ever felt guilty about leaving food on your plate? How can understanding God's provision help you overcome that guilt?

4. Have you ever partnered with an organization that makes a difference? Share your experience and how it has impacted you.

5. In what ways can you change your mindset about food being fuel and nourishment rather than something to overindulge in or worship?

6. How do you feel about the idea of eating what you like first and stopping when you're full? How might implementing this approach change your eating habits?

7. Have you ever tried "playing with your food" as a way to enjoy the dining experience and be more mindful of your eating? Share your thoughts and experiences.

8. How does the idea of God providing for your needs bring comfort and peace to your life? Reflect on instances where you have seen God's provision in your own life.

9. Are there specific Bible verses or passages that resonate with you when it comes to God being your provider? Share your favorite verses and explain why they are meaningful to you.

10. How can you incorporate gratitude into your eating routine? Discuss ways in which you can thank God for his provision before each meal.


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