I saw an article today in a popular women’s magazine about women who had lost weight and improved their health over the past year. All were smiling and all were pleased with the results. As I read their stories, I saw a pattern that truly disturbs me.
Every single one of them had a crisis in their life before they decided to make changes to improve their lives with better health! Three were diagnosed prediabetic, one had both parents die with heart issues and one even had a heart attack herself. All of the women in the article had issues that a better eating plan could have helped or even prevented.
Why, oh why do we wait until we have the loss of a loved one or a debilitating diagnosis before we seek to be healthier? All of these women had measurable improvements, but sadly, too many people wait too late to really improve their situation.
I spoke with a doctor once about eating habits and using wellness products to improve vitality and quality of life. He said that sadly, people only come to him for that kind of help when they have already destroyed themselves with bad food and medications. He told me there was no way to undo the damage present in those that come to him. He said it was just too little, too late by the time most people contacted him for help.
Why, oh why do we wait when we could be choosing life with every bite we eat and every drop we drink?
Two reasons: One, we don’t really understand or believe that food matters! Two, we think the seriously bad stuff won’t really happen to us from what we eat. We see lots of people eating bad who are doing okay… Ah, how we deceive ourselves. Eventually, it catches up with us.
It is really small things that add up to health quality or health disaster:
Will it be an apple or a candy bar?
Will it be carrot sticks or chips?
Will it be eggs or sugared cereal?
Will it be real butter or synthetic butter flavored margarine?
Will it be soda or water?
We could go on and on.
Choose foods that improve the quality of your life!
Choose to drink more water and less of other drinks!
What you eat and drink truly matters!
Research it for yourselves. People’s lives are changed daily by eating better, drinking clean water and moving more.
Just as Moses said to the children of Israel, I want to say to you:
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; (Deuteronomy 30:19)
His topic was serving the LORD, which included instructions for eating wisely. My topic is food and drink for health and wellness. Both are valid truths.
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31