You can do it! You can learn to deny yourself those extra bites that are keeping you from achieving your weight loss goal. “Denial is a muscle,” as Gwen explains in this week’s episode of “Life with Gwen and Joe.” Like any muscle, if we are not exercising it regularly—or if we get away from using it at all—the path to get back on track can be challenging. Accountability means being honest with yourself and with others, no longer making excuses for the times you give in to the food or other strongholds. Denying yourself, even to the point of fasting, feels great, but you have to train your mind and reassign your focus away from thinking about the food late at night and toward listening to the cues of the stomach, just as God intended. We can be like young children who simply are not drawn to the food when they are not hungry! Join Gwen and Joe as they address many of the circumstances that draw us away from this mindset of self-denial: stress, emotions, pain, and the busy times of life. In examining these scenarios, Joe and Gwen share solutions that have given them success in overcoming the desire to eat when not hungry or to eat more than what the body needs. This is a very practical, personal, and applicable episode—so join Gwen and Joe for tips to help you gain control of the snacking and nighttime eating. You can be victorious in developing the muscle of self-denial! Let’s exercise the muscle that will give us benefit in this life, but more importantly, will make us ready for the life to come!