10 Baby Steps Towards Healthier Living

Whether you want to begin living a healthy lifestyle or your doctor has said you need to make changes, these baby steps will give you a jumpstart. This list and future posts in this series are actually reminders to myself of what I’ve learned and to keep my self on track. Or in some cases to get back on track. So please don’t think I have this living healthy thing mastered. I just do the best that I can. Since it’s helped me to feel better and to lose unwanted weight, I figured you may like the info too.  I have provided more in depth information with plenty of links to articles and  videos to view as you have time. {Bookmark this page to reference later. Be sure to sign up for email reminders found in the sidebar or at the end of this post.}

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Disclaimer: I am not an expert. I have learned alot through the years doing my best to be a good steward of this body God has given me. I simply want to share what I’ve learned with you. Remember, these are just baby steps to lead you to the next step of healthy living. For instance in number 3, I suggest you dilute fruit juice. Some experts say to avoid it altogether due to it’s high sugar (albeit natural) content. My belief is that diluted fruit juice is a much better choice than a can of pop. Over time as you dilute, you add more water and less fruit juice. See? Baby steps.

Knowledge is power. Start slow. Take a deep breath. Now, let’s not waste anymore time, let’s get started.

 


BASIC 10 BABY STEPS:

  1. First, and foremost, health is a gift from God we need to steward. Be in prayer for the health of your family and yourself daily. 
  2. Attitude Adjustment: Quit your stinkin’ thinkin’! Remember The Little Engine That Could ??
  3. Replace pop {soda, anyone?} with 100% fruit juice diluted with a little water. Or better yet drink…100% water.
  4. Be aware of every bite and gulp of processed sugar. Watch the video and imagine your blood reacting this way.
  5. Get out! Walk with a friend. Raining? March in place while watching your favorite TV show for half an hour daily.
  6. Reduce your gluten intake. Limit breads, pasta, crackers, cakes and cookies.
  7. Everything in moderation. Use small plates and only one helping.
  8. Limit the amount of corn you eat. Doug Kaufmann, host of Know The Cause teaches that corn is contaminated with mycotoxins.
  9. Less fast food. More slow food.
  10. Educate yourself a little each day by reading articles or trying new recipes.

 

Are you ready to dig in a little deeper? Awesome! You can do this. One day at a time. One change at a time. One prayer at a time.

Today we will begin by digging into number one and then through the month of November we will delve into each of the others.

Here we go…

Step One

1.) Ultimately health is a gift from God. Health is given to us by grace from God. It is not from perfect faith or fervent prayer. It is simply a gift. We should steward {to care for} this gift by taking care of our mind and body the best that we can. I’m  not saying that our prayers and faith don’t matter, of course they do. Although we live in a fallen world and sickness does happen, God is still in the miracle business. It is more than okay to ask Him for a miracle. And then trust Him no matter what. (Job 1:21)

Satan lies to us by telling us we cannot have health. But God’s Word says that we can receive healing the same way we receive forgiveness: by grace through faith. He forgives our sins and he heals our diseases. {Psalm 103:3, Isaiah 53:5}

“Jesus also bore our sicknesses on the cross. He did…But because sickness is still present in this world, sometimes even as a believer, we fall under the power of sickness…We still live in the presence of evil in this world… If you are sick, it is not God punishing you.” ~Pastor Morris

This powerful episode of The Blessed Life with Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church is a must watch:  Divine Health   Please watch the entire video. It is reassuring and answers these questions: Why?  How?  What if?

The following video is Jordan Rubin, author of The Maker’s Diet speaking about his cancer diagnosis and spiritual warfare. Very thought provoking.

 

You’ve read all the way to the end! I am proud of you. Keep up the good work!

One day at a time. One change at a time. One prayer at a time.

Read on to Step Two here!

 

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