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 boundaries, turn 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.
If you've already purchased the app and have a question, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a list of the 32 sets of questions and Bible verses you'll find on the app:
Attitudes that Make You Eat
- Careless Eating: It’s just one bite.
- Denial Eating: I’m not really breaking my boundaries.
- Emotional Eating: I need this.
- Entitlement Eating: I deserve this.
- Hopeless Eating: I’ll never get over this.
- Indulgence Eating: I don’t feel like following my boundaries.
- Justification Eating: There’s a good reason to break my boundaries.
- Tired of the Struggle Eating: I’m tired of trying. I just want to give up.
Situations that Make You Eat
- Appearance Eating: I’ll never be skinny, so I might as well eat.
- Boredom Eating: Maybe this will make my life a little more exciting.
- Dieting-is-Hard Eating: I’ll start my diet tomorrow (or I’ll follow my boundaries tomorrow).
- Dumb Scale Eating: I might as well eat since I’m not losing weight.
- Failure Eating: I already broke my boundaries. I might as well eat.
- Garbage Disposal Eating: I don’t want this to go to waste.
- Good Food Eating: That looks good. I should eat it.
- Holiday/Vacation Eating: It’s a holiday. I deserve a treat.
- Procrastination Eating: Maybe if I eat something, I’ll feel like doing my job.
- Reward Eating: I deserve a treat after what I’ve accomplished.
- Social Eating: Everyone else is eating. I should too.
Emotions that Make You Eat
- Insecurity: People Pleasing
- Insecurity: Feeling Inadequate