Detox Your Diet

So at this point your kitchen is moving toward detoxification. While we're on the subject of food - we were, weren't we - this is a great time to talk about revamping your diet, too!

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14

God created out bodies for one purpose - to glorify Him! Everything that we put into these bodies is a contract with the Lord Himself. It's not just fuel and it's not just comfort. Food choices are just as important as how to dress modestly and who to fellowship with.

There are no rules about what food to eat, just guidelines. They are like directional markers showing you the way. You may go off the path briefly, but your body will respond in kind. Putting the proper food and drink in will help the temple of your body run more efficiently for God.

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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Guideline #1: Stay as close to natural as you can. Drink water instead of something with additives. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables over frozen or canned. The less processed they are, the closer to God's nature they are. Wouldn't you rather have a freshly grilled pork chop than a defrosted one? Keep that image in mind as you do your grocery shopping.

Guideline #2: Carbs in the morning, protein all day. Carbs give quick energy while protein gives you sustained energy. If you limit your carb intake to the morning and early afternoon hours, you'll make it through the day better and you'll sleep better at night. Protein spaced regularly throughout the day, and especially in the evening, keeps you feeling full.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Guideline #3: Sweets, salt, carbs and fats are all good...in moderation. There's nothing wrong with a donut...on occasion. Salt on your meat is fine...in small amounts. Carbohydrates are helpful to your body...but not in large quantities. Get the picture?

Guideline #4: Portion control. God has created many lovely foods for us to enjoy, but free will gives us the opportunity to show restraint. We can savour that pork roast without eating half of it in one sitting. And ice cream makes a lovely dessert, provided we don't eat the entire container. Show the Lord that you honor the temple He made for you by cutting back on the size of the portions you eat.

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. Proverbs 25:16

You don't have to stop eating in order to have a healthy body. You don't even have to change what you eat, as long as you pay attention to how much you're eating. Making smart food choices can change your mood, weight, skin and energy level - detox your diet and start feeling as good as God intended.

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