Weight Loss, Overall Health, Wellness, Spirituality
This blog post is a social media conversation I had with a reader regarding an earlier post.
Lovely Young Lady writes:
Whoa, these are all really great tips! Congrats on your new and improved lifestyle! I totally agree that you have to surround yourself with like-minded people. It’s like if you are trying to come clean off of drugs, you aren’t gonna hangout with people who are still using drugs. You are gonna want to remove yourself from that situation so the temptation isn’t there anymore.
Thanks for your inspiring words! I need to do better. Also, I think it’s really interesting that you talk about involving yourself in spiritual things. I LOVE THAT. Truly God wants us to be healthy so that we can fulfill our purpose here on earth. How have you seen God help you in your daily struggles with health?
First off, I would like to say, thank you for commenting, and yes you definitely have the ability and inner strength to take the right this healthy eating/health living journey.
God has been and always will be my inspirational ROCK on this journey. I was ill when I was over-weight. I suffered with Acid Reflux Disease and Anemia. According to my doctor, I also had bacteria in my blood that would have caused me to develop peptic ulcers in the future. My doctor also suggested I cut out spicy foods; take iron pills; raise my bed to angle; and take pills for the heartburn. Raising my bed was impossible because it had drawers underneath which were physically attached to the bed, and the mattress weighed about 85lbs to 100lbs. I hated spicy foods so I never ate them. The constipation which were a side effect from the iron pills made me feel even worst. As a result, I refused to risk further damaging my body from side effects of the heartburn medication which were way scarier than constipation. Besides, I was already eating Tums like they were Skittles. (I had a bottle on my desk and on my nightstand. I ate them religiously- every single day.) Needlessly to say, her recommendations didn’t work for me. When I got to a place where I consistently ate only fruits, nuts, seeds, lean cuts of meats, and veggies, my iron drastically increased; my heartburn miraculously disappeared; and I never developed the peptic ulcers. I came to realization (after I noticed it had been weeks since I had even considered taking a Tums) that I feel good inside and out. In that moment, I saw God on my plate. He designed and gave us everything we need to sustain ourselves and to be the best person we can be.
He was intentional and purposeful in his design, and if you stick to his order (key fundamental universal principles especially love and gratitude), you will see the wonders manifest in your life. Your karma will be beautiful. You truly reap what you’ve sown. Please know, it will not be hard to stick with these foods because you will be grateful for them and you will consider them added blessings to your life.
This realization not only changed how I ate, but changed how I approached life.
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