I’ve often criticized False Diet Guru’s (FDG) because they proclaim “truth” while desperate dieters trustingly follow searching for that elusive magical pill. These FDG’s are false prophets, leading good intentioned people down a destructive pathway. I pray you are not one of them. Seek Truth!
What is Truth? For one thing Truth is Absolute: Gravity, the Laws of Physics, Thermodynamics and Physiology equal Truth. It amazes me how those who believe in evolution don’t acknowledge the Second Law of Thermodynamics; meaning all life is deteriorating/breaking down.
I realize some will argue, “You’re only going on faith!” But so what? I have nothing to lose by believing. I’m living a happy, healthy life by eating a godly diet. Everything in moderation. Don’t agree? Okay, fine. I’ll leave that up to God and He can explain later.
But what are you losing if I’m right? Are you still seeking a snake oil formula which can possibly harm you? Truth is, on any diet plan of course you’ll lose weight . . . and will you be able to keep it off? The only good diet is one that you can stay on forever while feeling physically fit and vibrant!
FDG’s place every dieter in a box with a one-size-fits-all bow and profess everyone will lose if they practice their made-up diet plan! Actually there’s a little truth in every diet and desperate people will cling to that half-truth. Truth is, we are uniquely created by God and lose at different rates, in different body areas.
After DNA was discovered, science had to acknowledge truth. Sonograms recognized the fact that babies weren’t simply a blob of cells within their mother’s womb as thought in the 1970’s. Fetus’s actually formed a beating heart within a few weeks.
“ Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)
FDG’s ignore proper physiological science. They have told us to avoid all carbs (never distinguishing between simple and complex carbohydrates) cut out all fat, but consume high protein which harms kidneys. And I never knew “Paleo” man consumed cold cuts and bacon with nitrates and chemicals but not sweet potatoes and legumes. We need balance! (1 Corinthians 10:23)
FDG’s speak in half-truths. So did the serpent when he spoke half-truths to Eve. “You won’t die . . .” Well, of course, not at that moment . . . but eventually. When Eve noticed she didn’t die on the spot, she questioned if God really did know all.
FDG’s focus on sensuality. They will hire celebrity endorsers who get paid to tell others that they lost all this weight and if you also want to look as great as they do, simply buy the recommended product. The commercial fails to say that these celebrities have personal trainers, a private chef, spa treatments and massages weekly. How nice, do you?
(There are some excellent spokespeople out there for Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig and both of these companies teach physiology and how to strategize as well.)
These are questions one should ask before attempting any new diet plan: Are you consuming healthy, whole foods or chemically motivated Speed? Will you lose vital nutrients and become anemic? Will your hair fall out and your skin become dry without proper omega 3’s? Will your kidneys or liver fail from artificial or dangerous stimulants?
Of course anyone on a low-calorie diet will lose. But health is more important than weight loss. Eat a balanced diet plan and forget snake oil salespeople!