Beware of “Creeps”

Have you ever done well on a health program for a little while, but then those old habits try to creep back in?

That’s what I call the “Creeps”!

I’ve identified 5 creepy thoughts that threaten your weight loss plan and how you can respond to them so that they won’t derail you.

Creep #1: “One little bite won’t hurt…”

Creep 1

Your Response: “Actually, it will hurt if it’s going to lead me into food binging, getting sick, battling a sugar addiction, or the pain of obesity for the next 20 years. No thank you. I will pass.”

Creep #2: “You failed so you might as well eat it all…”


Your Response: “No, I did not fail. As long as I learn from my mistake and keep moving forward, I win!

Deciding to eat it all makes about as much sense as stumbling on stairs, then deciding to throw myself down the rest of them! I’m going to stop this stumble right here and get back on track immediately.”

Creep #3: “You deserve it…”


Your Response: “I deserve good health MORE. I want to ‘miss out’ on sickness. I want to be ‘deprived’ of future disability.

I’ll give myself a non-food reward to treat myself well instead.”

Creep #4: “It’s not fair they can eat that and you can’t…”


Your Response: I can eat any food I want. I will be fair to myself and make wise food choices for the best opportunity to stay well.

It’s not fair to compare myself to others because I don’t live in their bodies. I am responsible for taking care of the one I have.”

Creep #5: “But it’s Thanksgiving… (Christmas, New Years, Anniversary, Birthday or other random holiday)”


Your Response: “Why should I use this event as an excuse to practice gluttony? I can choose 1 or 2 of my favorite “less healthy” items, eat them in a reasonable portion size and still stay on track.

In that way I still feel good physically after the event is over, not in regret because of gluttony.”

So don’t be surprised if a “Creep” comes along when you decide to do something good for your health. Be prepared to resist with the responses above as examples.

Use the wisdom in James 4:7 to resist the ultimate creep:

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

    • True, Renee – and then think about the alternative of living an addiction rather than living your life. That price is too high!

  • These Creeps have all gotten me at some point. With the Lord’s help I will be resisting the devil and all these creeps more everyday by the word of Lord and the power of Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus Lord take back your temple today for your glory. Amen

  • I thank the Lord for you Kimberly. Creeps visit me a lot and I will fight them off with the truth of Gods word and these suggestions.

  • Thank you for the creeps post. They are soo real..but the post reminds me. Thank you. I’m 132 lbs I need to lose 20lbs that’s not too much compared to others but gaining has been an enemy’s weapon against my walk with Jesus. Thank you.

  • This is my first week on the program and I have been attached by creeps but with your educated help and of course bringing the father into my diet it’s like a new journey in my life I thank you for sharing your insight and I thank you for Jesus

    • Welcome Ingrid – our Lord is the source of all wisdom and you have access to it on this journey – just for the asking! None of us are immune to the creeps, but now you are better armed to overcome them 🙂

  • Thank you for these. Someone brought in a honey bun they thought I wanted plus they got themselves one. This bothered me because I just had the conversation with them yesterday about eating better.

    • Oh Linda, I am so glad you posted this! You have to be careful of “creeps” that come from other people too. Some people will engage in “creepy” behavior without even being conscious of it. Perhaps it’s because you’ve been their “eating buddy” and they don’t want that to change or they fear you becoming healthier will convict them of their own eating habits and they don’t want to change. Either way, each person is responsible for caring for their own body, so you need to do what is best to protect your health 🙂

  • These are excellent responses to the creeps’ temptations! And just last night, James 4:7 was echoing through my mind as I was sitting down to have dinner. No coincidences! Thank you for this very helpful post, Kimberly.

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