I can do that!
The key to Sunday’s sermon is balance and moderation. It is NOT to stop eating. If you try drastic measures to lose weight or get in shape, you will fail. You need to start with reasonable steps where you can be successful and build confidence. We didn’t gain all the weight in one day and we aren’t going to lose it in one day, week, or maybe even in one year. But if we adopt new easy habits, they will subtract the fat over time.
Here are some practical ways:
- Eat 5 times a day (600 calorie breakfast, 200 Calorie snack, 600 calorie lunch, 200 calorie snack, 600 calorie dinner). This keeps your metabolism going all day.
- Eat Dessert! Make a realistic goal in reducing your desserts instead of trying to quit them altogether. Ultimately, 1 per week is a great goal. Let them be a reward.
- Eat ground Turkey instead of ground beef.
- Eat bacon instead of sausage. Limit quantity! (not 18 slices)
- Eat toast and bread with limited butter. Work toward eliminating butter. Eat jelly. yum! At restaurants like Chilis, almost half the calories on the hamburgers come from butter. You can ask the cooks to limit or eliminate the butter on your burgers.
- Eat less cheese.
- Eat your carbs earlier in the day if possible. Don’t eat bread in the evening meal.
- Snack on fruit,veggies, nuts, raisins, twigs, I’m kidding just making sure you are reading.
How do those things make you feel?
Do you notice that all the points start with EAT!? You need to eat, your body is a fat burning machine and needs calories to burn. We just need to be good stewards over the eating process. Eat to nourish your body, not for comfort.
We are meeting Thursday night at the church, 7pm for our first “Lose it for Life” group.
Posted on August 14, 2007, in Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Pastor, who will be leading it? I hope it is someone like Monique, Kristi Allen, Valarie Bertnely (sp) and not someone like Cindy Crawford, or anyone else that is thin! 🙂
Just kidding! We are ready to get ourself balance w/moderation.
WOW…… HERE I WAS PICKING UP ALL THOSE TWIGS THIS MORNING AND I COULD HAVE SAMED THEM TO EAT LATER.!!! PASTOR YOU ARE LOVED, WE JUST CAN`T HELP OUR SELFS. YOU JUST HAVE A WAY OF GETTING INTO OUR HEARTS.
The old saying goes “eat to live, not live to eat”. This is in line with the sermon and if we do eat to live, we will eat the right things in the right quantities. It is easy to say this when you have a metabolism like mine that seems to burn whatever I eat without much physical change. However, the long term effect of eating wrong will affect me just as much as anybody else.
There is another old saying that goes: “You are what you eat”. This is true physically as well as spiritually. What we put into our mind and soul will shape our mental outlook and spiritual health. I f you want to really be healthy, eat a balanced diet in moderation, and feed your soul on things above. My stand by scripture for this is: Philippians 4:7-8. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.”