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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure- The Perfect Way to begin 2013

Hello, 2013.  How I love the "fresh start" that you offer all of us!  I read If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure last month and couldn't wait to implement Sheri Rose Shepherd's recipes and coaching tips into my life.  Each chapter is written with personal stories and humor and the book includes over 100 delicious recipes!  Craving more energy?  Why not try Cajun Jumbo Shrimp Kebabs!  Craving rest and relaxation during the cold winter months?  How about making Corn Chowder and Healthy Corn Bread tonight.  Sheri Rose is encouraging and real as she covers New Life recipes too.  They are like a mini Bible study for your soul.  A connection with the Lord.  Often our spirit and faith needs to be nourished more than our bodies do.  Right?

Not only did I enjoy Sheri's sense of humor, but I loved reading her personal stories.  She was severely overweight as a teen (you can't tell from the cover- she is gorgeous!) but she managed to lose over 50 pounds and is here to tell the story.  She has "walked the walk" and has earned the right to "talk the talk"!  I lost 30 pounds last year and have no plans on ever finding them again, thank you very much.  The yummy recipes in this book are proof that eating healthy can also be enjoyable.  I particularly enjoyed the chapter Craving a Celebration, which showcased recipes for the holidays- when eating well is not always easy.  Stuff Me Full Turkey, Veggie Pie and Pumpkin, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies- yes, please!  

The chapter Craving Healthy Food to Satisfy Your Children was also a favorite of mine.   Choco Sauce, Yum-Yum Nachos, and Healthy Chili Cheese Fries- oh, yes.:)  There's also a chapter on romance for you and your sweetie pie.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner....  Sheri Rose Shepherd has thought of everything!

If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure is an excellent tool to use in your quest for a healthier life.  It will also inspire you in your walk with God.  It's helping me to get a great start on 2013!

Life can be hard . . . but food, faith, and fun are three amazing gifts from God to satisfy and refresh us every day. Yet all too often, we focus primarily on what we can not do, and what we should not eat—which leaves us feeling deprived and depressed. Instead of being energized by following Christ, we waste our days feeling bored and burnt-out on our faith, while battling the guilt that comes from craving the food that we love. In If You Have a Craving, I Have a Cure, best-selling author and speaker Sheri Rose Shepherd encourages you to embark on a new adventure with faith and food. She reveals the food coaching tips that enabled her to lose over 50 pounds and keep it off, and shares fun recipes in celebration of the healthy, delicious food our God created for us to enjoy. It’s time to let go of guilt, grab hold of grace, and recapture the life God craves for us to live! “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the 
joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8)

*I received a copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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