Nutrition Basics

Nutrition is very important

In Genesis 2:16-17 it states, “And the Lord commanded the man, saying , “of every tree of bigstock_Food_Pyramid_450920the garden you may freely eat; but the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” The fall of mankind started with food. Esau sold his birth right for one morsel of food. (Hebrews 12:16) We are not to be gluttons or even eat or drink anything that will make our brother stumble. Eating a well-balanced, healthful, natural diet not only aids in weight control it promotes good health. With Jesus as our savior, we are given the fruits of the Spirit which are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.(Galatians 5:22-23) If we have self control, why are so many of us over weight? I believe there are many reasons. In order to combat this problem we need to treat our bodies like a temple not a trash can! (1 Corinthian 6:19)

Here are a few steps that can lead you in the right direction:
1. Avoid high calorie drinks like soda, cappuccinos and alcohol.
2. Avoid fried foods like fried chicken sandwiches and French fries.
3. Chew all your food thoroughly, enjoying each bite.
4. Slow down when you eat, put your fork down between bites.
5. Get daily exercise.
6. Eat from all the food groups (dairy, meat, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fat).
7. Keep yourself well hydrated with water. (Many people mistake their thirst for hunger and over eat.)
8. Avoid processed foods.
9. Avoid trans fats and hydrogenated fats.
10. Avoid high fructose corn syrup.
11. Eat foods that are natural.

I have developed an easy-to-follow nutrition improvement challenge. It is set up for 28 days. This is the amount of time it takes to formulate new habits. Please download it and let me know how you do. Most people who follow it lose weight, have more energy, and experience fewer aches and pains.