Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Week 28

Find your 100% approach (or if you need to go 100%).

This photo is three or four years old - both boys are taller than me now - but what great memories.  It was SO much fun snowshoeing at Crater Lake (I'm on the left).  If I did not eat God's foods, I know I would not have the health to enjoy the fun things like this in life.  

The bottom line is this:  do you have good health, vitality, and proper weight?  If you answer no to any of these, then you probably need to make changes to your diet.  But you need to find the approach that is going to work for you.  It is the only way you will succeed.  Your approach may be very different from mine.  Remember that I have slowly learned all the things that I am sharing with you over many years.  I hope you can find an approach in which you do not feel overwhelmed.

I have given you a lot of information this year and I hope that you have read through it, especially the basics and the weekly challenges.  Education is very important because it is not intuitive in today's world to know what is real food anymore.  It is very difficult to keep up with all the destructive changes that are being made to our food sources because real food ingredients, such as beef, wheat, fish, eggs, produce - are all being tainted by man.  They still look like God's foods but unless you find good quality sources of these foods, they are going to wreck havoc with your health, weight and vitality.  Thus you have no way of knowing what is processed foods anymore just by 'looking' at the food.  You must educate yourself on how the foods you eat are raised and processed.

It is important as you find your 100% approach (you can read about Joanna's, Jennifer's, or my approach) and that you find good sources to buy your foods/ingredients from.  For some of you, it may involve going to several stores and finding the fun deals, as I love to do.  For others, it may be going to just one or two non-conventional grocery stores or joining a food co-op.  For still others, it may involve researching the brands and fresh foods at your local standard grocery store and buying the least processed/best quality that they have.

Seek the Lord as you contemplate what going 100% means to you (or even if you do need to go 100%).  God wants to help you.  He does not want this to be a burden.  He wants you to succeed.  If you are still struggling, ask God to show you the approach you need to follow.  Stop struggling, go to God and find rest for your soul.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11: 28 - 30

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