Good advice from Candace Cameron Bure in her new book Reshaping It. I read almost half of it the other night and really enjoyed it. She is the sister of Kirk Cameron and acted in "Full House" for many years. She loves Jesus and she gives a lot of good, practical wisdom in her book.
She knows that she can do "all things through Christ who strengthens her" ...Even lose 25 pounds and keep it off for many years. One of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control so if He lives in side of you, you have self-control.
You just need to step out and start exercising it, reminding yourself of this truth, and allow God to give you the strength to follow through. Start teaching this principle to your children at a young age. It will serve them well the rest of their lives.
She seems to have applied biblical truth to all areas of her life: her marriage, raising her children, her career, etc. This was a fun and inspiring book to read. If you like books like that, you will enjoy this one.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.