And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John 8:32

I Deserve a Donut iPhone App

Note: This app is now available. Click here to see the app in the iTunes store. It is also available as a paperback book called I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat). Available in Kindle and paperback.

Most weight loss apps focus on behavior. They provide helpful tools that allow you to track your calories.

I Deserve a Donut focuses on the renewing of the mind. It contains helpful tools you can use to change the way you think about food so you'll actually want to eat within your boundaries.

Here's how it works: 

The minute you feel like breaking your boundariesturn on the app. Look at the categories and see which one fits your situation. Click on it, and you'll see a bunch of questions and Bible verses.

Answer the questions truthfully. They're designed to point out the lies that are making you want to eat. Pray through the Bible verses. They'll help you see life and food from God's perspective.
90% of the time, you'll find your desires changing right there on the spot - which will make it easier to say no to whatever is tempting you.
Here's a sample of the questions and Bible verses on the app: 
I'll be posting more Bible verses and questions in the future for those of you who don't have an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. 
Customer Support

If you've already purchased the app and have a question, e-mail me at

Here's a list of the 32 sets of questions and Bible verses you'll find on the app:
Attitudes that Make You Eat
  1. Careless Eating: It’s just one bite.
  2. Denial Eating: I’m not really breaking my boundaries.
  3. Emotional Eating: I need this.
  4. Entitlement Eating: I deserve this.
  5. Hopeless Eating: I’ll never get over this.
  6. Indulgence Eating: I don’t feel like following my boundaries.
  7. Justification Eating: There’s a good reason to break my boundaries.
  8. Tired of the Struggle Eating: I’m tired of trying. I just want to give up.
Situations that Make You Eat 
  1. Appearance EatingI’ll never be skinny, so I might as well eat.
  2. Boredom Eating: Maybe this will make my life a little more exciting.
  3. Dieting-is-Hard Eating: I’ll start my diet tomorrow (or I’ll follow my boundaries tomorrow).
  4. Dumb Scale Eating: I might as well eat since I’m not losing weight.
  5. Failure Eating: I already broke my boundaries. I might as well eat.
  6. Garbage Disposal Eating: I don’t want this to go to waste.
  7. Good Food Eating: That looks good. I should eat it.
  8. Holiday/Vacation Eating: It’s a holiday. I deserve a treat.
  9. Procrastination Eating: Maybe if I eat something, I’ll feel like doing my job.
  10. Reward Eating: I deserve a treat after what I’ve accomplished.
  11. Social Eating: Everyone else is eating. I should too.
Emotions that Make You Eat
  1. Anger/Annoyance
  2. Discontentment/Loneliness
  3. Envy
  4. Frustration
  5. Greed/Lust
  6. Insecurity: People Pleasing
  7. Insecurity: Feeling Inadequate
  8. Judgment
  9. Perfectionism
  10. Pride
  11. Regret
  12. Stress
  13. Worry


Anonymous said...

Barb, I do not have an i phone , or i pad. just a NOOK. I do not believe I am able to download this app. Is there some way I can get a paper copy or list of the verses andquestions you ask? It sounds like a great tool.


Unknown said...

Hi Dawn, If you e-mail me, I can send you a pdf of the questions and Bible verses. Just e-mail me at my other blog ( My address is under the about section. Hope that helps! Barb

Unknown said...

Would be great to have this app for DROID : )

Unknown said...

I hope to make this available some day for droid Linda but it might be a little ways down the road as apps are expensive to make. Hopefully sometime though!