Healthier Living: Step Two

 


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.

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Read the Original Healthier Living/Step One post here.

STEP TWO

2.) Give yourself an Attitude Adjustment.  There is immense power in thought. Toxic thought affects your body in a negative way.  Positive thought affects your body in a…that’s right, a positive way.

Let’s begin by replacing negative thoughts with positive ones.

  • Rather than saying “I can’t do that.” say “I am going to do the best that I can do.”
  • Rather than saying “I just don’t like vegetables.” say “I will try a taste because I know my body needs this.” {There’s a reason God placed Adam and Eve in the middle of a garden.}
  • Rather than saying “It won’t make any difference.” say “I will do the best that I can do.”
  • Rather than saying “I’ve tried before.” say “I am going to give this my all and then some.”

Prayer can also reverse those negative affects! (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Not sure where to begin with your prayer life? That’s ok. We’re doing baby steps, remember? Here is an excellent article from Guideposts on Seven Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life. Good read! Prayer 101 from Crosswalk is also a great place to start.

Above all else, ask God to help you with your attitude adjustment. He would love to help you. (Romans 12:2)

“The way that you think is actually going to change the way your brain functions.” ~Dr. Caroline Leaf, a cognitive neuroscientist who has studied the connection between mind and brain for over 30 years

Dr. Caroline Leaf describes her “Science of Thought” process and how she developed tools and processes that help people develop and change their thinking and subsequent behavior in this TED talk video. She asks (and answers) the question: Can the mind change the brain? This is a fascinating presentation.

 

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.

Step Three coming soon!

 

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