Eating Healthy

We are getting ready to transition from winter into spring; therefore, our eating habits will change. PLEASE make sure you check with your Spiritual Physician (SP) and your Medical Physician (MP) before making any medical or health changes to your current nutrition plan.
Here are some suggestions on how to eat healthier.
1. Try to avoid the following ingredients:
a. Saturated fat (animal products, full fat dairy and tropical oils such as coconut, cottonseed, palm and palm kernel oil)
b. Trans fat (anything with partially hydrogenated oils in it)
c. Simple sugars (enriched grains such as white bread, pasta, rice as well as sugar)
d. Syrups (high fructose corn syrup, honey, molasses, cane juice, etc)
e. 100% whole grain–make sure everything in the house is 100% whole grain, that means no more white rice, pasta, etc.
2. Limit sodium intake to 1500-2300mg daily
a. High sodium foods include processed and canned items, frozen items and take out dining.
3. Never drink your calories
a. Stick to water, coffee and tea without calories.
4. 4-5 handfuls of fruit / 5 handfuls of non-starchy vegetables daily
a. Limit starch vegetables such as potatoes, corn, peas, etc to 2 veg/day)
5. Appropriate portion size-
a. Plate more side dishes-veggie
b. Meat portion smaller
Food for thought.
Now that you are on your road to eating or maintaining healthy nutrition plan what about your spiritual nutrition? Suggestive spiritual nutrition is to spend time with God daily in His word, in prayer, and when making lifestyle choices.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV).
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