By: Editor together w/ “Health & Strength”
“And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.” ~Genesis 1:29
Rather than worry about following a fad diet, think about your health and your lifestyle instead. Start by learning which foods are good for you.
The closer a food is to its natural state, the better it is for you. Fresh fruits and berries are great and will satisfy a craving for sweets. Whole vegetables have lots of vitamins and minerals, so eat more green, orange and yellow vegetables. Steam them to retain the most nutritional value and be careful with sauces, they may be high in calories and fats that aren’t good for you. Any pasta or baked goods should be made from whole grains. Avoid sugary snacks and pastries as well. An apple is good for you, an apple pie really isn’t.
Shop for lean meats and don’t forget the fish. The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in ocean fish are often deficient in our diets, so serve seafood two or three times per week. Baked fish and chicken are healthier than fried, and lean meats like bison or venison may be healthier than higher fat beef. Processed lunch meats, hot dogs, bacon, and sausages have a lot of saturated fat and nitrates in them that you don’t want in your body. If you love these meats, you can find healthier versions sold at health food stores.
Remember to eat a variety of foods to get all of the vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy. Stick to water, milk and 100% fruit and vegetable juices as your main beverages and limit sugary soft drinks. If you get tired of plain water, add a slice of lemon or lime to add a touch of flavor. For kids, try some fruit juice jazzed up with carbonated water.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Foods to Limit or Avoid:
Battered and deep fried foods
Processed lunch meats
Greasy snack chips
White bread and refined pasta
Most canned spaghetti and ravioli
Sugary breakfast cereals
Frozen fried chicken, fish sticks and corn dogs
Healthy Foods to Include:
Green and brightly colored vegetables
Dark leafy greens and lettuce
Fresh fruits and berries
Lean turkey and chicken
Nuts, dried fruits and healthy snacks
Whole grain breads and pasta
Healthy cooking oils like canola and olive oils
Grass fed beef and bison
Cold water oily ocean fish
Low fat milk or soy beverages
Nuts, seeds, and legumes
It’s all about eating smarter! Eat smart throughout the day and you won’t be hungry and you will also see the pounds melt away… To bring out a healthier, sexier YOU!
Not just sexy—“Kingdom Sexy”!
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”~1 Corin. 10:31
As a former “diversion” junkie, turned avid health & fitness enthusiast; Personal Trainer & Life Coach Maddie Jomolca combines clean eating, good exercise habits, and godly behavior….”Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”(1 Corin. 6:19-20)
“Life is delicious!!… And I am so blessed to have an all-loving God who, despite my own negligence, has preserved my body (health, and mind) and restored my soul by His grace, so that I can, in turn bring others to the same place.” ~Maddie