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God Provided for Us to Diet Healthy

Updated on November 13, 2015

According to http://dietchoices.com/diet-plans/ there are over 780 diet plans that have been classified and that are either recommended or not. How many have you tried? Personally I think I will go for the Pasta Chocolate Diet (it is for real!)

You may have heard about a fairly recent diet called God's Diet by Dr. Dorothy Gault-McNemee and also the New York Times best seller, Body By God by Dr. Ben Lerner. They both make it really simple and it makes sense to me. Only eat what God made - eat nothing man made. Boy, that really cut down on the things I keep in my cupboard. That is probably why I am having difficultly losing that extra 20 pounds.

According to Paul the apostle, our bodies are temples of the spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). We have an obligation to take care of our temple. God has provided us with sufficient food of all varieties and tastes to sustain us throughout all of our sojourn on this earth.

God has actually given us many instructions about what we should eat.

Genesis 1:29 - And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food).

Genesis 2:9 - And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food.

From those scriptures, it sounds like we should be eating anything that has a seed or grows on a tree. Sure, I like pumpkin pie, cherry cobbler and such. They taste much better than just plain pumpkin or cherries (although I would love some right now).


My square-foot garden vegetables

Speaking of pies, my mother made the most delicious flaky crust pies I have ever tasted. She really had a talent and she said it was not difficult for her. Of course, I tried several times to make pies like she did, but they never measured up to hers. Because she was such a good cook, she struggled most of her life with her weight.

I remember at one time mother's doctor put her on a diet that included a cup of skim milk three times a day. That's it. I'm serious! She did lose weight on the diet, but also her health suffered greatly. I can only imagine how she must have felt trying religiously to follow this absurd diet. Who could survive on that for more than a couple of days. She was lacking many of the nutrients and vitamins that sustain a healthy life.

By substituting some of the crackers, chips, muffins and such that we eat with fresh fruits and vegetables, we will not only lose weight, but will feel better. So many chemicals are added to packaged foods that may be detrimental to our health.

I love my square-foot garden right now. It is full of mixed lettuce, pak choy, tomatoes, green onions, beet root and other gifts from God that I can go out and pick to eat any time I like (lucky we live in Hawaii). I feel so blessed to be able to grow these vegetables in my back yard and share them with my neighbors. Since I have been eating out of my garden, I have been eating less processed food.


You might like to read the story of Daniel in the Old Testament where Daniel refused to eat the King's meat and wine for ten days. Instead he ate pulse (foods made of seeds and grains) and water. At the end of the ten days his countenance was obviously healthier than those who had eaten only the meat and wine (Daniel 1:15). I think meat is necessary for us to eat occasionally, but not as the main item in our meals.

Also, check out this other similar bible story hub by Micky Dee: http://hubpages.com/_1i3bhljfem7yf/hub/Shadrach-Meshach-And-Abednego

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  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR

    Elayne 

    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I do believe in God and his goodness. Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments.

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    Dave Mathews 

    8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

    I'm glad to see that you managed to get God into the picture with one of your Hubs. I have read some of the others and found them to be of interest too.

    Brother Dave.

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR

    Elayne 

    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    You never know Isileli until you try.

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    Isileli Tupou 

    8 years ago

    I should go on this diet and perhaps I would look and behave like god as well. Thanks for the great hub. Cheers

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR

    Elayne 

    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks Pamela99. I suppose it could be called back to nature diet or Jesus or Daniel diet. They are all similar.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Very interesting hub. I've heard of the Daniel diet which I image is similar to the God diet. Good hub

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR

    Elayne 

    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks y'all for stopping by to check out the hub about dieting healthy. Hopefully we can get back to the basics.

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    JannyC 

    8 years ago

    Enlightening hub. Losing weight the Jesus way. How I long to eat in the ways of old.

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    Micky Dee 

    8 years ago

    Hi again- I hooked you up on "Shadrach, Meshch, and Abednego". The link is before comments. You can delete this comment I guess. Thanks. Please keep hubbing!

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    Katrina Ariel 

    8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

    Ah, yes. Simplicity strikes again. I honestly feel great when I eat a raw diet, though I don't tend to do this all the time. I fluctuate and enjoy my relationship with food, but it's always interesting to me to notice what foods make me feel light and healthy, and which bog me down. Those which are in their natural form tend to be the ones my body thrives on. Go figure. :)

    Great hub!

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    heart4theword 

    8 years ago from hub

    Chocolate Pasta, wow, that sounds interesting! Great Hub:0 Thanks for sharing:)

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR

    Elayne 

    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I'm so excited that so many believe in God's great creations. Thanks for all the comments. We truly are blessed. Aloha!

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    LianaK 

    8 years ago

    Thank you for the wonderful information. I can't wait for spring so that I can get started on my garden. :)

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    John Harper 

    8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

    Good hub with good advice, I'm a firm believer in eating what God provides rather than what man made!

    Never eat anything with a sell by date, fresh food spoils, anything that will keep for a week will not digest in less time!

    John

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    katiem2 

    8 years ago from I'm outta here

    Thank YOU for your wonderful voice. More must be said about this. We are bombarded with really horrible food choices. Being a vegan I note the rarity of healthful foods being easily available. GREAT HUB! Much needed information. Peace :)

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    James A Watkins 

    8 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you for an excellent Hub. You are right on target and I enjoyed reading your words.

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    Micky Dee 

    8 years ago

    "Genesis 1:29 - And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food)."

    My Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego hub touches on this same message. Thanks for truly great hub. You are so right!

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    Hello, hello, 

    8 years ago from London, UK

    Thank you for your great hub and you are certainly blessed to live in such a beautiful place

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