Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lent Wellness Challenge Day 43

Lent Wellness Challenge day 43
 “The top 40% of caloric beverage drinkers in the US consume over 760 calories a day from beverages.” “It would be difficult for a person to be heavy if he or she drank only water, consumed a small amount of added sugar in foods, ate lots of fruits and vegetables, and ate no fried foods. Of course, one needs also to be physically active.”

The World Is Fat
By Barry Popkin

We have been talking about our sugar consumption.  It is good to get our sugar from fruits and vegetables.  Water is the best choice for us to drink.  High fructose corn syrup is to be avoided. We can find it in many of our foods and our drinks.  Today be a label reader and look for High fructose corn syrup.  If you see it, avoid it!  Remember natural is best in what we eat and drink. 

We want to honor our bodies as His temple.  We don’t feed our dogs or children things we know are toxic for them.  Why do we compromise and feed our selves poison?   It tastes good?

Why do you eat things you know if not healthful?  How do you get on track when you do?

1 Corinthians 6:19  “What?  Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”

Be fit and be blessed,


1 comment:

  1. You have asked why it is that we choose physical desires that were made by God for good but are not necessary beneficial to our individual body needs. Much of what we do is mindless thinking. We mulit-task 24/7 and our minds are filled with stress, media sublimation, and triggers from being tired and over-extended. We reach for "quick fixes" readily available so we can keep up the frantic pace of life. To eat healthy involves disengaging our neutral mindset to one of awareness. We need to set aside some introspective time to determine what our triggers are. We need to stock our homes and pantries with healthy choices, which does take a bit of planning and preparation. We need to understand that much of what we do is formed from daily habit. It may not start out as being a bad choice, but in time,,,,such as my coffee may become a tough habit to balance. For example, I may need to cut down my consumption because of the anxiety, jitteriness, or heart palpitations it can evoke. When I do so, I may experience the effects of withdrawal from the caffine, in headaches and tiredness. In this way,when we make a healthy choice to turn away from sugar, to cut down on salt, or caffeine, or processed foods, our bodies may indeed rebel physically at the good choice! We may experience shakiness, body aches, brain fuzz and anxiety. This is when we make the crucial choice to ourselves and call out to our Lord Jesus. He promises we are new creations made in and through Him. We cry out in our discouragement and say, "Lord Jesus, I am wonderfully made.....for so much more!" When we hurt ourselves unintentionally by our mindless habit, He calls out softly...."You are made for so much more?" Let the peace of His most holy words fill your hearts today. You are more than conquerors through Him who has made you and accepted you into His holy Kingdom. Just for today....take time to stop...and turn to the one who knows what the innermost desires of your heart craving truly is. YOU ARE MADE FOR SO MUCH MORE. taught me that over a year ago. You planted the seeds of my position through Christ and His atoning work upon the cross. And I thank you for that. In Christ's love, Julie