Whenever I hear of some guru claiming they’ve found the latest fad diet or pill, I shudder. Today, everyone is searching for an instant fix. I heard a great quip somewhere that stated, only today’s generation will stand in front of a microwave and be angry it’s not quick enough! Everyone wants instant gratification!
We are all on “diets”. A diet only means what someone consumes each day. A true diet plan is a lifelong one. Something practical, restoring energy, nutrients and one a person can realistically stay on. If not, he is only setting himself up for yo-yo dieting.
There are so many qualified Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists in today’s world. I too, wanted to challenge and motivate others to be successful in their healthy aspirations, so I became a Nutritional Counselor. Creating menus and assisting patients in overcoming their illnesses was challenging. But what I enjoy most about being a counselor is seeing the “lightbulb” come on when patients figured out for themselves, why the ate as they did. Awareness is the first step in recovery. Until one knows why he/she acts in a particular way, they won’t change. They are only masking the problem. Therefore, change begins at the source.
Using God’s guidance and my degree in counseling, I studied physiology, anatomy, biology as well as countless books on nutritional basics while working for family physicians. I would never be so arrogant as to say I know all the answers. It’s a never-ending research project! No one will really know until we are in front of God, our true Creator, and can ask Him.
I do however, believe in Absolute Truth. God declared “It is Good” when He completed Creation. That meant fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and herbs were ALL under that umbrella, (Genesis 1:29) debunking the Paleo, Keto, Atkins and various other restrictive diets (unless you have an illness or allergy preventing certain foods of course. Common sense prevails.)
Always go back to God’s basics. ” We are fearfully and wonderfully made . . .” Psalm 139:14. The Bible has the answers. There are certain things called Absolute Truths. They cannot be dismissed, even in advanced physiology. There’s a wonderful Chinese saying that states, “Even if 5,000 men are wrong, they are still wrong.” No matter how many times someone tries to create their own fad diet plan, it’s still a fad and the wrong way to lose weight forever.
So ask away, submit your question below, and in time I hope this blog will truly inspire your own New Creation!