I am often asked ‘when is the right time for a healthy lifestyle to begin’. Today, I’d answer ‘there’s no time like the present.’
Easter has gone and you’ve probably indulged in some chocolate treats, and who can blame you. Easter is a time to celebrate, and enjoy time with your family while you consume plenty of the delicious indulgences this time of year offers such as hot cross buns and those yummy Easter eggs.
There is nothing wrong enjoying these Easter treats but straight after its important you get back focused on optimum health. Particularly if you’re going to be ready for the summer. Many of you I have no doubt are already regretting your indulgences feeling guilty about the things you’ve eaten and are desperate to get back on to a healthier path, probably better than the one you were on before.
After Easter instead of simply returning to your normal daily routine it makes sense to now begin implementing a really good way of living, it’s time for a healthy lifestyle. Why go about doing the same things that you have been doing up to Easter when you could use the extra calories you’ve consumed in the last few days to be your motivation to at last begin your healthy lifestyle.
With Easter being a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his crucifixion by the Romans I am going to suggest that a healthy lifestyle will involve eating only what God intended you to eat.
A saying I often use is:
“Eat only what grows on the land, swims in the seas, or lives off the land.”
I’ll now back this up by using his words.
“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 a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:29
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. Genesis 9:3
The meats God defines as clean and unclean are differentiated in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.
Clean fish must have scales and fins. Bass, cod, flounder, grouper, salmon, snapper, trout and tuna all fit this category. Since catfish, lobsters, crabs, shrimp and many other water creatures do not have fins and scales, God says we should not eat them.
Animals must have cloven (divided) hooves and chew the cud. These types of animals include antelope, cattle, goat, elk and deer. On the other hand, rabbits and pigs do not qualify as being clean and good to eat.
Good advice that we should all heed particularly if now is your time for a healthy lifestyle.
I assure you from a health perspective man has not improved on what God has naturally given us to eat with his chemically processed packaged food. Putting chemical laden substances into your body is simply bad for you.
Tonight I’m looking forward to eating a delicious dinner of salmon, sweet potato fries, roasted vegetables and a side salad. Healthy and delicious and excellent from a healthy lifestyle perspective.
Let me conclude by quoting Jack LaLanne, the famous Fitness Guru who said:
“If man made it, don’t eat it.”
All good advice if you intend making this the time for a healthy lifestyle.
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