Biblical Eating or Are we Finally Done with fad “Diets”?

 

Are we finally past the concept of “dieting”?

I know for me I am. I’ve just plain had enough of Hollywood dictating how we should look and the media bombarding us with what we should and shouldn’t eat!

Over the years I have watched my family who tend to be a bit on the large size struggle with weight loss and trying every new fad that came along. Everything from vibrating machines (that was the funniest  to watch as a child) to watching people half starve themselves through calorie counting and portion control, and of course none of these things worked, sometimes they even gained weight as the body went into starvation mode.

I don’t know exactly when I rejected the idea of diets, but there was something in me that always resisted the whole notion. As a teen I was put on a dairy free, high fiber diet, it worked for what it was supposed to do; get rid of the pain I had from being lactose intolerant, but for some reason that didn’t seem like a diet it was just getting back to good wholesome nutritious food.

 Then as a young mother in the late 80’s I was put on a low fat diet for my cholesterol, and for 28 years I only ate low fat products, that did a lot of damage to the brain and left me with seizures. The brain is 60% fat and needs essential fatty acids for optimum function. So now I’m dead set against “low fat” diets and so called cholesterol lowering diets.

So what is the answer fad diets don’t work, calorie counting and portion control can be time consuming and you tend to wear out real quick, what can really make a difference?

It has to be a whole new type of thinking – starting from scratch – for me as a Christian it was starting with the Bible and seeing what it said.

The first thing I found was that right in the very FIRST chapter we are told what to eat…

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

Well, that seemed pretty plain to me, then came the introduction to meat and feasts and the kosher eating habits for the people of Israel as they were a holy people and there was a promise that came with following the Lords provisions and law.

He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

Ok, I got that nothing too hard here so far but then things got tricky, the Apostle Peter has a vision – knowing the Jewish apostles were now heading into the world and gentile territory the Lord gives Peter a vision of all kinds of unclean animals and tells him to get up, kill and eat, Peter is appalled by this and gives the Lord excuses as to why he can’t do this and then…

“The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’

So that now opened the door to things like rabbit and lobster and so much more meat.

Even with all the new foods available some order needed to be brought and a decree came down from the council in Jerusalem the heads of the Jewish Church; they set out four laws for Christians concerning lifestyle and food protecting us from illness again.

You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.

So what I took away from this was that a lifestyle rich in fruits and vegetables with whole grains is the beginning then add meats, milk (**sigh** for me because I’m thousands of years from creation and a good gene pool, only a little milk for me) and honey then sparingly add shell fish and other meats as long as they were properly dressed, so no snared rabbit.

 

In the Bible there were also no pesticides, herbicides or GMO’s so they are out and all man made processed food is out.

I felt the best thing was to just go back to good wholesome (and in this day and age organic or better than organic) foods that were originally made for us.

And the Lord even blesses us in it!

 

Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice!

Just wondering how many fad diets can you list that have been used to torment us with the illusion of “body perfection”?

 

 

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