Your body is designed with the God-given ability to stay healthy and to regain health. My book, “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health”, applies biblical principles to health and shows how a daily commitment and the faithfulness of God can transform your health.
How do you enjoy the taste of eating right? Registered Dietitian Nutritionists help people eat right by providing sound easy-to-follow nutrition advice. Checkout the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at www.eatright.org/nnm for helpful recipes, or test your nutrition IQ with fun quizzes, games and other free resources. Tell me about your experiences with eating for taste as well as for health. How is it working for you?
Stepping on the scales is often done with trepidation, but what joy when the scales reveal good news — especially when that significant digit finally changes. Although it’s just like any other pound, somehow it feels like an especially big victory and the relief is staggering. Excess weight comes off naturally when we focus on getting healthy rather than just losing weight.
Most dieters have experienced a rapid weight loss followed by a weight gain of at least, and frequently more, than had been lost to begin with. This yo-yo action is not only disappointing but demoralizing. Many rapid weight loss diets depend on loss of water to provide a quick success of a few pounds. This is not sustainable.
Avoid yo-yo dieting by changing your focus from “lose weight” to “get healthy.” A lifestyle of long term health habits includes nutrition, exercise, rest, sunshine, fresh air, and attitude. When you get healthy, your weight will take care of itself!
The designer of our bodies also created the perfect food for us and provided a user’s guide. To understand how to achieve and maintain health, we have only to turn to the Bible. Biblical principles apply not only to spiritual growth but also to physical health.
The pathway to health involves making choices that are life-giving. We honor God when we are good stewards of the health he has given us rather than squandering it.
We wreak havoc in our physical bodies when we lack the knowledge of how to stay healthy, or worse yet, when we stubbornly refuse to act on what we do know.
No matter how slow you’re moving, you can still run laps around those who are on the couch. The best exercise for you is the one you can do and WILL DO! So take heart, get started and keep moving at your own speed. You can pick up the pace as you build your strength and endurance. God has given you a resilient body designed for health. It will respond to your efforts to regain health with an optimal balance of exercise, nutrition, rest, attitude, toxin removal, sunshine, clean air and water. So get started. Let’s get physical!
A supportive family and friends can be one of the best blessings and biggest encouragements to help you overcome stumbling blocks on the road to health and well-being. Encourage your loved ones by being supportive of their efforts in eating right, exercising, and other healthful activities. Participate in their new learning experience, hold them accountable if you’ve been asked to do so, and whole heartedly celebrate their successes! You’ll both be blessed.
Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, are the food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian nutritionist are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices.
When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals.
Registered dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use.
A registered dietitian can put you on the path to a healthy weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.