Would you like to improve your energy level and clarity of mind, and lose weight naturally? If yes, the seven steps outlined in this article will guide you. Jesus told us, “The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life” John 10:10 (NLT). Are you living life to its fullness? If not, are you ready to take steps necessary to birth a new you?
The health of Americans is poor, with over half having a chronic disease, and a third suffer from obesity. I believe a contributing factor is the overconsumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates. If you would like to get off these addictive substances, follow this seven-step plan.
Step 1. Decide to improve your health through proper nutrition.
The decision to improve your health and well-being is very personal. No one can make this decision for you; it is your choice.
Step 2. Acquire knowledge and a support system to help make a lifestyle change.
Learning which foods are harmful versus beneficial is crucial in sorting out what you should eat. Sweets and refined carbohydrates are addictive and harmful to the human body. The food industries spike our foods with sugar, and this causes us to become addicted. In addition, as the whole food is processed it is stripped of its nutritional value to extend its shelf life, which increases the food industry’s profits but depletes our health.
In addition to acquiring knowledge, it is also vital to obtain a support system to assist you along the journey to improve your health. Ask someone to be your prayer/accountability partner.
Step 3: Clean out the pantry and refrigerator by removing unhealthy foods and clean out your emotions as well.
Remove unhealthy foods from your kitchen so you are not tempted to eat them. Some unhealthy foods include: wheat, sugar, corn syrup, white rice, artificial sweeteners, processed meats, processed foods, margarine, milk products and soft drinks.
God gave us food to nourish our bodies. Yet food can be used for the wrong reasons. As we engage in emotional eating, we turn to food, instead of to God, to appease ourselves. Cleaning out your emotions involves determining your relationship with food. Is it a healthy relationship or dysfunctional?