When God Helps You Lose Weight
“I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seeds. This will be your food.” Genesis 1:29
Have you ever asked yourself about God’s plan concerning your diet, health and weight?
Even before our creation, The Lord had already provided for our diet: a wide variety of vegetation was created on the third day of Genesis. This vegetation was meant to provide a replenishable source of food for man and animals. Every plant with seeds and every tree that has fruits with seeds were created to feed the man. The only restriction was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil- God set the first challenge in controlling man’s diet J…
The Genesis 1:29 describes God’s original diet for mankind. To eat like Adam and Eve, the man should generally follow a plant-based diet. This diet consists of nuts, grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
85% of our menu should be raw, plant-based foods and no more than 15% of our daily intake, cooked or processed plant-based foods.
While on a Biblical diet, the foods and beverages that should be avoid are: alcohol, coffee, teas containing caffeine, carbonated beverages and soft drinks, all the dairies, soy milk and other soy products, processed fruits and vegetables, refined grains, all meats and eggs (beef, pork, fish, chicken, eggs, turkey etc), all roasted and/or salted seeds and nuts, all hydrogenated oils or trans fats etc. In some varieties of Biblical diets, clean meat can be served in small amounts. The meat is clean if it comes from land animals which both chew the cud and have a divided or cloven hoof and from sea animals which have both scales and fins.
Guiding rules for God’s Diet:
- Choose locally grown and in season fruits and vegetables.
- Make sure that the fruits and vegetables come from good soil (choose eco)
- Do not mix fruits with vegetables at the same meal.
- Avoid canned foods, pickled foods, refined foods and spicy condiments.
- Choose whole grains. They are superior to processed flours.
- Fewer courses are better than many.
- Do not snack between meals. Let your digestive system complete its cycle.
- Never skip breakfast. Have larger meals in the morning and for lunch and smaller meals toward the end of the day.
- Each day, eat at least one meal at the table with the loved ones. Ask God to bless your food.
The diet is only a part from an extended health plan which answers to 7 basic health needs:
- Exercise- Our bodies function better when we are exercising at least one hour per day.
- Simple diet- nuts, grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables: three main meals and 2 snacks;
- Sunshine- Light is essential to every form of creation. For the human body, the sunshine is very important for the vitamin D production. Through a complicated process, vitamin D is created by exposure of our skin to sunlight, then it is carried to our liver, where it becomes active. In the intestines, vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which is essential to healthy bone growth and bone maintenance as well as many other functions.
- Rest- We need at least 7 hours of restful sleep each night. Research indicates that our immune system works to heal our bodies from the hours of 10PM to 2AM, so each and every one of us should sleep during these times.
- Pure water- Drinking pure water–free of chemicals, viruses, and bacteria–is vital.
- Clean air
- Daily communion- Daily meditation and prayer are ways set a higher level communion with God and with the other people. We must have peace in our lives for good health. We all should “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it”(Psalm 34: 14).
Benefits of God’s Diet:
- It reduces the chance of obesity. Some people following this diet lost 10 kg in 40 days.
- It lowers a person’s risk of some cancers, heart disease and diabetes;
- It detoxifies the body.
Disadvantages of God’s diet
- It may cause a lack of Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin B12. Anyone following the diet for longer period of time should take vitamin supplements to avoid health problems.