BIBLE BELIEVER'S DIET PLAN
plans. Are there not thousands of them? And they all seem to have a patent on
diet plan is a common sense biblical plan that I used. It worked. Maybe it will
is nothing mysterious or secret to this diet. The problem with diets is that they
don't deal with the real problem- sin.
is a sin to make a pig of yourself, and it is common to pass off fat with stories
about metabolism and embolism et al.
you are still covering your sin, go find an expensive diet plan and a shrink and
wear your soul and pocket book thin.
you have had it with that, come see me again. If you think it is cute to be fat,
What is reality?
What is Right and Wrong?
What is your Responsibility?
R's Applied to Your Fat
You eat too much, and
you eat the wrong things.
23:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
is not a suggestion you go see the murderer Kavorkian if you are fat.
In the Second and Third
points below I talk about some sin related things and causes, but you MUST realize
that it is a SIN to be a glutton, for whatever reason. A few people just
enjoy food. They overdo it in this joy. Enjoying food is not sin,
but when you don't learn to set the fork down sooner, you are a SINNER. Your
body is NOT yours to make into a barrel of fat. If you are an unsaved person,
go right ahead, but the saint has no business eating to the point of sin. Fat
people don't need civil rights-- they need to confess sin.
have made a security blanket, or a god, of food.
fat people have other problems- almost all in fact. They are not satisfied
with their marriage, their work, or they are feeling like they have failed at
something. The eating of food is a anesthetic to the mind and soul. Why?
Answer: When we bomb the brain with carbohydrates, the blood rushes
from the brain to the stomach to digest the latest load of Oreos, and the brain
is temporarily quieted. It works. Prov.
is also sin.
is also a security blanket to drink coffee, eat chocolate, smoke, have business
lunches, or any other food related activity if you are dependent on that food
in order to function. This is happening all over the world daily, and it
is an addiction more common than any other.
good godly saints cannot start the day without a cup of coffee. Now, coffee
is one of the most interesting libations as to its association with good fellowship
and relationships. In a formal British restaurant, the coffee comes last.
It is in a separate room, and a cheese board is over on a buffet against
the wall. Very comfortable sofas or chairs are provided, and the whole idea
is to finish the evening talking with friends and sipping that amazing coal black
mud the British call coffee. I love it. But, as I think of those evenings
out in the Fairhaven in Nairobi, I at once think of who we were with and how I
would love to see them again. Moderation in many things is no sin, but dependence
on things passing "through the lips and over the gums," in order to
feel good, is indeed sin.
you drink thirty cups of coffee a day in order to "keep going," you are addicted
to food. That is SIN. You simply cannot be freed from this without
Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy
both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the
Lord for the body.
made food to be enjoyed. But, food does nothing for the soul and the spirit.
Of course, if you are starving, your soul and mind will not be very clear.
But, most of you reading this have NEVER starved for more than a day, and
if you DID starve for, say, a week, you would look a lot better for it, and your
mind might finally go into high gear. I know this is a fact where people
are well fed and tend to be fat.
God gave food to Adam and Eve, He gave meat to Noah (Genesis 9), and He served
food to His friends in the Person of Jesus Christ who fed 5000 and 4000, as well
as cooking breakfast for the disciples. Jesus ate with sinners so He could
witness to them. He even used two food items, wine and bread, the ultimate
"staples," to carry the symbolism of His death and Resurrection to the Church
throughout the ages. The Church of Rome has mysticized these as literally
Jesus' Body and Blood. The above verse shows the folly of this teaching.
Food can nourish, enslave, or teach, but food has NO spiritual content. The spiritual
content of life is in God and in you.
food is NOT evil. Food is given to us by God to enjoy. Feastings (like
the marriage feast Jesus attended) are not even evil if some wanton sin is not
added to the feast. When the belly dancer comes into the feast, sin has
entered, and men lust. It is interesting that the fat men feast their eyes
on the belly dancer the most. Is this because many fat men have fat wives?
Just for what it is worth :-)
eat your apple, or your chocolates, and enjoy. Just don't let the food take charge.
4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye
fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
lust for things they think will make them happy. Things don't do that. Happiness
is gained by a relationship, and you cannot have a relationship with mashed potatoes,
at least not after about two years old.
Ads you see in magazines and on TV try to make you THINK you will have a relationship
with Mazola corn oil or Kentucky Fried Chicken. Ad writers simply are playing
up to your sin of ignoring people and God and hugging food. It works-- Only
the Germans are fatter than we Americans. I wish you could go the the Middle
East and drop in on a large feast in progress. These occasional feasts are
the treats which come from not lusting for food BETWEEN feasts. But, you
would soon realize that the feast is really only a pleasant setting for fellowship
and relationships. Only White race Aryans and Westernized people make the
tragic mistake of abandoning people for things.
you want to know if you are guilty of food lust, answer this question:
you eat on the run and alone a lot BY CHOICE?
Right and Wrong
44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane,
and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
You will NEVER have
victory in the Christian life until you are EAGER to make a difference between
what is sin and what is allowed. Now, saints worldwide sometimes don't see
eye to eye on various matters of distinction. But, that does NOT mean it
is not necessary to make a difference. I had a friend named Tim H. who was
out of control on soda drinks. He drank all kinds of soda because he was
addicted. He applied the above verse, waged war on his fleshly lusts, and
won the victory. Now, I drink a can of soda when it is handed to me. I
don't crave it, and I don't need it. But, I can enjoy it if it is not diet
soda, which has poisons in it for sweetener- Aspartame. Tim HAD to deal
with the soda differently than I did, and I prayed with him for victory. I
was proud of his zeal to make the difference in his life between the profane and
food is no problem to many people. They eat it for the body, and they enjoy
it in innocence as God gave it. You may find your attitude to food is profane.
If it were not, then why are you so fat? Huh? Come on, let's
stop making excuses. You need to get food out of the profane and into the
Limbaugh says he lost weight and looks a lot better now because he learned to
hate food and consider it an interruption. This is the only way a pagan
sinner, who has rejected Christ, can deal with fat. He has turned against
the gift God gave him instead of dealing with his sin. He also needs to
do this with cigars. I believe his arrogant use of the poison tobacco has
crippled his ability to deal with food maturely. I don't trust a man like
that. His political notions will also be tainted with his sin of self-indulgence.
was sung in the context of Bill Clinton's lust for sex and lying. Listen
to it, and see if you don't hear a message on food in your conscience. "Wrong's
Not Right" Are YOU "...blurring distinctions and making excuses"?
"One day you'll pay the price" when the grease has plugged your arteries
and you are too fat to see your toes. Shame will then overwhelm you. Bill
Clinton's Oval Office escapades are not the only way lust overtakes us-- food
is also one. Don't put off the day of making the difference between the profane
and the holy.
12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable
means, put the thing on the altar-- give it up, and put it to death. Give
up what? Answer: Your life. This does not imply suicide of course.
But, it does mean that you give up ALL authority over your body, soul, and
spirit to GOD! Do you suppose God thinks your fat is cute or OK? Read
21:18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice
of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened
him, will not hearken unto them: 19 Then shall his father and his mother
lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate
of his place;
20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This
our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton,
and a drunkard.
21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with
stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel
shall hear, and fear. 22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death,
and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:
please that drunkenness and gluttony seem to go together. Both food and
alcohol are substitutes for control of the Holy Spirit in the life. Gluttons
could be killed in old Israel. I don't say this to imply you need to be
hanged. The point is this- God considers gluttony a very disgusting
sin. Some far worse sins can be hidden or practiced selectively. They
are still wicked. But, gluttony is open sin.
the Fundamental KJV Only Baptist pastor waddles up to the pulpit to preach, his
people KNOW that he is not to be taken seriously. Why? Answer: That
fat boy is screaming to everyone, except the blind lady, that he is OUT OF CONTROL
and living in sin. No wonder his church is filled with all the religious
backsliders of the town.
John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have
not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Did you see that word? It is up to YOU! Don't ask God to carve
the fat off of you. The Jew had to carve the fat off the sacrifice at the
altar in the Old Testament and give it to the Lord. YOU are the one who
has to confront this sin, confess it, and WORK to conquer it.
Charismatics in recent years have taught a doctrine of "binding." They bind
stop lights, toilets, demons, Brazil, just about anything they can think of. They
also "bind" the calories in food. Lord have mercy on their perverted souls.
I had a young lady tell me her friends would order super fattening deserts,
then join hands, and "bind" the calories in the food. BAH! Blasphemy.
YOU are the one in charge of the fork honey. Drop the thing, and you
will lose weight. Stop passing off you responsibility on God on the pretext
that it is HIS problem if you stay fat.
CHARGE OF YOUR FAT.
Steve's Bible Believer's Diet
are some principles from the Word of God and common sense which can help to keep
the fat off and still enjoy food. I want you to know that food is NOT evil.
Food did not make you fat. Indeed, there is even a moderate use of junk
food may some slim and trim people. Here is the cause of your fat-- your sin made
you fat. I assume you have confessed your sin of gluttony and are now ready
to start giving that fat back to God.
4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
has simply applied this Bible principle to their program. It is a great
idea to tell a few friends of your victory so far in naming your sin and confessing
it. Ask the friends to check on you to see how you are doing and pray for
you. A British lay preacher in Nairobi, Kenya smoked heavily. He got
under conviction of this sin, and he devised a plan. He told several friends
that if they caught him with a cigarette in his mouth on the streets of Nairobi,
they were to walk up to him and yell, "You silly ass." Now, "ass" in the
UK is not a dirty work, but it is NOT a compliment either. It worked. One
friend did this several times and embarrassed the man thoroughly on the street.
He got the victory.
"going public" is not all the battle, but it helps. Please tell a few godly
friends and your pastor of this landmark day of victory and your zeal to get the
fat off. This will give you the added incentive to do it since friends will
be watching. Don't stand in the assembly and do this. There are, sadly,
cruel folks in most churches who will get more joy out of your defeat than out
of your victory. Keep it to a few choice friends who will hold you accountable
in love. I must say this, and it is sad. If you have a big fat preacher, he will
not be impressed with you. Change churches. This is a very good reason to look
for another pastor.
Dana Mathna plan. My
wife has an uncle in Pennsylvania who has a very simple formula for weight control.
Here it it.
Weigh yourself every morning. Wear the same thing every time, or nothing
as you get into the shower.
If you have lost a pound, keep on course. Add the pounds up as you
lose them. If you reach about three pounds lost, add a treat of a "feast
item" that day. Feasts are celebration items, not backsliding, OK? Don't
think this allows periodic gorging. Just a treat for being good, like a
bowl of ice cream or cheese cake (one piece :-). Then, back to the diet.
you go up a pound one morning, NO treats until the trend is back down.
4. Once you reach
your weight goal, this plan, in the most simple way, will give you victory. By
the way, Dana has never been fat. He keeps the body under subjection as
Paul did. I don't think anyone I know enjoys good food like Dana and his
boys, and NONE of them are fat. It can be done.
THIRD- Here is Uncle Steve's eating and dieting plan. Food
is from God, and eating is not evil. Enjoy
become very clear that carbohydrates are essential to your performance. A
diet which pitches out all carbos is ungodly, especially if you work hard. And,
hard working people DO get fat.
a balance of carbohydrates and protein, with the emphasis on protein. Do
you have flaked cereal and toast and coffee and call that breakfast. Hey,
this meal is supposed to be the breaking of a FAST-- breakfast. You have
not eaten for 8 hours, and you are about to go to work where you need the fuel
more than any other time of day. You need the carbos for the short haul
and the proteins for the long day's work.
flaked cereal is for flakes. That stuff is garbage. Most of its food
value has to be added because the flakes are so toasted that the food value is
gone. They are also full of chemicals to preserve them. You might
actually get more food value eating the box they came in. Dig into oatmeal,
fried eggs (Bible food), and a piece of fruit. I like cheese melted on the
a rye cracker-- nuked in the microwave, and a cup of tea to start the day. Breakfast
diet purposes, simply cut back on the amount of the above food. You should
be content to lose weight slowly so you are not starved, especially at work after
a tiny breakfast. If you want to skip a meal, just have an apple for lunch
with some kind of protein snack. But, don't get into the "starvation" mode.
Your body will adjust to this, and later, when you are slim and trim again,
your body will grab all the added food you want to eat and convert it to fat.
God made us that way in case we do have times of starvation.
still need carbohydrates. You will be working after lunch, and you need
the fuel. You should again balance evenly the proteins with the carbos though.
This is one of the keys to my diet- balance. Yogurt at lunch is a
nice treat. Cottage cheese is good too. I like some hot chilies in
there. They make my mouth burn, and I will drink more to kill the fire.
That fills me up, and I don't crave the carbos anymore :-)
If you carry a lunch, ask
your wife to reduce the carbos and beef up the meat. Eat lots of lean red
meat. God gave it to you to eat. If you work late sometimes, carry
cans of potted meat or chili in your glove compartment with a can opener and some
plastic cutlery. This is what I do. That way, I can't make excuses
to go through the drive thru and grab some French fries.
plenty of time to eat your lunch if possible. This way, you can slow down,
take a small siesta, and get you head clear. Maybe listen to a preaching
cassette. This will make your lunch break an oasis in the middle of the
day rather than a pig out party.
this a feast-- of things not fattening. Eat well-- Lots of salad with slim
topping additions. Do NOT completely obliterate carbohydrates though. Beulah
land was a land of milk and honey. Honey is a carbo. Jesus included
carbos in the Lord's Supper. I feel sorry for these Catholics who get that
insipid bit of over-processed wheat on their tongue. Bread ought to taste
like bread. Bake you own in one of these home baking machines. Add
sage of dill and interesting things so the bread is fun as well as nourishing.
Eat a big portion
of hard protein for supper. Red meat is preferred with the fat trimmed.
Your fast of eight hours in bed is a time of rebuilding the computer and
the body for the next day. Your body replaces itself completely every 7
years, and you better feed it some good things or you will be the product of junk
food. Wheaties is NOT the breakfast of champions. Professional
athletes eat mountains of meat. Why? They are trying to build their
own red meat up to the point that they can bash the begeebers out of the lineman
across from them. Flakes are for flakes, not hard working people.
Eat early in the evening
so that your food starts to be burned off before you go to bed. As you go
to bed, drink a hot non-caffeine beverage like bouillon, and add a couple of crackers
and a modest slice of cheese. You will burn this up by morning. It
also prevents getting up feeling starved.
have been assuming that desert has to be gooey and rich. Ain't necessarily
so honey. What's wrong with a baked apple? Add raisins to the carved
out center and a bit of cinnamon. Also, I often settle for a cup of tea
in place of desert. How about a cappuccino? Gooey deserts can be a
treat after losing several pounds, and once you are down to control and healthy
weight, include moderate deserts which don't cause backsliding.
Eat slooooooooooowly- Visit
with someone while you eat. Listen to a preaching tape for 30 minutes. Stop
when you feel content. Shove off from the table, or stack your dishes
etc with someone else's so you can't easily change your mind and sneak seconds.
And, remember, seconds are killing you! To feel content after a meal
that your old nature says was too little, have carrots on hand to munch. They
DO help vision according to late research. Also, celery is great. It
lets you hear yourself chewing, and that can be very satisfying.
lots of fruit and veggies raw. This is just plain common sense.
But, before you got right with the Lord on your body sacrifice, what did
you crave? Fruit? Of course not-- You craved starch and grease, right?
So, replace the carbos and grease with fruit and veggies, which God made
for you to enjoy also.
Make an investment in good food and hard protein. You used
to buy cheap food high in carbohydrates. So, now that you are on the way
to victory over fat, buy food which costs more and is a treat to eat. Make
sure it is not heavily processed, for this wastes money, and you get too many
chemicals added. Cook more of your food from scratch. The reward will
come in the preparing, and when you eat, you will not just inhale it. You
will appreciate your success as a chef. If you cook for someone trying to
lose weight, make more fuss over china, decorations, and serve the plates in the
kitchen and take them to the table. Married couples and families can occasionally
indulge in shrimp as an appetizer. A small serving will be a treat without breaking
your budget. Make your own beef jerky. All you need is a dehydrator from WalMart
and a good recipe.
Clear soup is a great snack. It gives you something to do while
you are in the snack mode. By the time you heat it and eat it, you have
had your little break, and the famine is over. Just don't eat a bunch of
Ritz crackers with it. In the old days bouillon was served on ocean liners
midmorning. This is something you could think about on winter days or if
you work outdoors in the cold. Take a thermos of it along to work, and watch
the gang envy you as you drink your gourmet snack drink. Fill a small thermos
with bouillon soup. Add some celery and parsley leaves, or a bit of barley,
if the soup seems weak.
No snacks with carbohydrates- This is what is killing most
fat people. The smell of deep frying potatoes is so seductive. Find
a way to deal with this, even if it means going around McDonald's on the up wind
side to avoid temptation. Beware of those finger food gatherings at church.
They are always carbo oriented and deadly to a fat person. Talk to
your pastor about encouraging people to bring less carbos and more fruit and veggies.
One reason people bring carbos to church gatherings is that they are too
cheap to invest in good food for their friends. THAT is a fact. We
made a policy in our church in Michigan that carbos would be minimized at our
gathering times, and everyone was delighted. It DID cost us a bit more though.
Victory is never cheap.
buy carbos to stock the pantry. That is, carbos which are ready to
eat. Stocking up on flour and oatmeal is OK since you will not be tempted
to go grab a hand full of uncooked rolled oats I trust :-)
Stop eating out. Those restaurants often over-portion on the
carbos. Also, restaurants are no longer safe places with so many new deadly
viruses being passed around. Restaurants are one of the best places to go
if you want to get sick. Second best place to get sick would be to go to
Brush your teeth every time you eat. This will discourage you
from dirtying them again by snacking right away. Carry a tooth brush all
day where you can use it. Eschol Cosby, at 90, is slim and trim and in great
health. He eats NO snacks, his supper is butter milk and corn bread, and
he brushes his teeth every time he eats something. He still stands up with
a hop. It works.
When you are a guest, don't make them miserable trying
to satisfy your diet plans. That is rude. Eat what they serve
you and tell yourself that this is your treat for the day. None for tomorrow.
BUT, don't use this as an excuse to pig out.
Feasts are not evil. Plan ahead for them
by cutting back, and do the same the next day. The Bible is loaded with
feasting. However; feasting and gorging are not the same. As you enjoy
a feast with friends, visit all the time to reduce your eating load. This
way, your satisfaction point will arrive (in about 20 minutes) and you will be
content. It seems that the desert ("afters" in the UK) is the problem with
many of us who gain weight. Tell the hostess that you really ate too much
at the main course because it was so good. Ask to have a very small serving
of desert, and no seconds.
is a somewhat morbid thought. If you are called to a feast, and if you eat too
much, you will be reminded of what you are being delivered FROM. Now, do NOT talk
this way at the feast, OK? Be sweet about it, but a one meal binge will bring
flashbacks from the pig pen and give you renewed zeal to press on with the plan
observation. Dieting and Christmass and New Years do not go together, right? So,
you may want to look into the Christmass issue. This is just one of the reasons
many saints are swearing off of Christ-Mass.
It is the High and Holy Day of Fat and Grease of the Western world. Why participate?
Stick to it. For some time, you will not lose much weight.
This seems to be because your body is getting by without burning off excess
fat as yet. After a while though, your body will be forced to burn off the
fat because you are not sending it enough to stay healthy and, as the British
say, "Put some in the go-down." You have stored fat to use up, and your
body will do so if you simply cut back on the carbohydrates. Don't give
WALK. You need to get your heart and body juices moving better.
Most Western nations and city folks in developing nations are working in
jobs which demand a minimum of physical output and are high in tension. Walking
deals with both problems. It works your body and gets the muscle tone up,
and walking gives you a break from tension and problems associated with
work. The Chinese go to the park and do some sort of traditional exercises.
Finlanders go to the sauna, get red hot, then jump out in the snow for a
stiff chill. Many choices are possible, but walking is the easiest thing
if you can't think of an alternative.
you recall Dana Mathna's weight control system in Number Two above? Add
to this a one or two mile walk. Dr. Post in Fremont, Michigan was overweight and
smoking. He stopped the smoking, and he runs about six miles a day. He
said he can eat just like he ever did, but he is now slim and trim. And,
the Dr. is in great physical form. If you have the time and heart for it,
work up to a mild jog of about 5 miles. That will pretty much wipe out the
Siesta. I want to stress the positive results of the siesta.
I have many Mexican American customers in my piano trade. They are
energetic and prosperous. Anglos in the US have the notion that because
of the Mexican siesta Mexicans must be lazy by nature. Quite the opposite.
The siesta is their way of charging their batteries in the midday. This
is true all around the equatorial part of the world. Pastor Eschol Cosby
takes a siesta every day for about one half hour. At 90, he is still going
strong. He has been a bronco buster and cowboy for many years before he
became a pastor. His siesta is part of his good health today.
Bible Reading. You need to get alone with the Lord. When
I was in college, before I married my wife, she used to send me letters. I
would sit and pour over those letters, and I would try to find every indication
that I might one day dare to ask her to marry me. Well, I graduated from
college and went off to Michigan to see if she could tolerate me, and we ended
up getting married, praise God. But, those letters were the foundation of
the thing, along with memories which went all the way back to Africa and missionary
have 66 letters from your Father in heaven, and one day you will be seeing Him
face to face. He has included many things to comfort you in troubles, and
He has given you a road map of His dealings with the world. How sad that so many
folks don't know how their Father thinks and works until they are in a panic and
go scream for help. Make time every day to read your Bible alone. Read
a chapter or whatever you can handle. Don't use someone else's plan for reading.
Make a plan, and stick to it.
Get a hobby. A lot of folks have no hobby. I want you
to talk to those you love about this. Is there something you did long ago
which has fallen along the wayside? Get it out and dust it off. You
need something which has NOTHING to do with your vocation to which you can resort.
Don't let it turn into a money making thing. That can be allowed after
you retire though. A great hobby is one that husband and wife can do. My
father in law used to knit with my mother in law, as did Rosey Greer, the football
player. Sounds silly to some folks, but it beats having a heart attack from
carrying home a briefcase of work every day.
Other folks are more important than your job. If you ARE carrying
home work, you are in for heart trouble or a stroke. If you want to go out
that way, you are a fool. You better get your priorities straightened out
friend. Also, make a morning time every week to stop in at the Hilltop Cafe before
going to the office. You can't wear office clothes and get a seat at the
round table in the middle of the room. At that round table though, you will
hear tales and gossip for men, and it will give you a group to "hang out" with
which will not drag you into tension. Be sure they are not godless wicked
men though. Maybe there is an old timer in the city near you who has no
friends to visit him. Make it a matter of importance to drop by and visit
with him every week. It will be good for both of you. After all, YOU
will be old one day and need a friend. Ignore the old folks, and your kids
will ignore YOU. I have SEEN this many times.
Exercise. Buying an expensive exercise machine is stupid unless
you are in prison for 20 years. Walk! Also, do dynamic exercises some.
Check on the Web for some suggestions on this, but don't go bonkers on this
either. Moderation is the word. PAIN is from God, and it says, "You
are going too far." Pain is not a goal. Do exercises which do not
lead to pain, rather; they lead to moderate tiredness. Sweat is good for
the pores, but, again, don't overdo it.
Devils in the church house.
If you are very overweight, you must have experienced this. The church dinner
is over, and the ladies are clearing the table. There is one piece of mincemeat
pie left, and a well meaning matron brings it over to you and serves it to you
with the loving comment, "There is one piece of pie left brother Hanes, I
am sure you will just love it." Plop, and the pie is yours.
the past you put up with this. People seem to think that overweight people are
garbage pails into which other saints should dump tasty leftovers. This is wicked
in my book. Don't put up with it anymore. Simply pick up the dish with the pie
on it, and hand it back to the lady. Tell her politely that you no longer care
to be the waste disposal department. If you can think of a nicer way to say it,
fine, but do NOT let them get away with this stuff. You owe no man a debt to sin,
and for you, that extra pie is sin.
God said is good food in the Bible must NOT be avoided and called "bad" for you.
Here are some Bible
foods which you can eat freely. I have included all that I know are cursed
by New Agers and sundry diet space cadets.
9- Obey it or suffer.
9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you
shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all
that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand
are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you;
even as the green herb have I given you all things.
could eat just about anything that crawled and walked in the animal kingdom. The
law on pork etc. did not apply yet until Moses came. So, SDAs and other
vegetarians who legalize over meat are heretics. You MUST eat red meat because
God commanded us to eat it. Disobey this law, and you will suffer for it.
NEVER even look at a diet that excludes red meat.
11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him
a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
Jesus is clearly suggesting
that bread and eggs are good food, AND it is startling that in the one parable
he included a carbohydrate with a protein. God knows what his creation needs.
Eggs are good food. Use them liberally. They help the memory,
and the cholesterol is handled by the lecithin God put in them. You cannot
find a handier package of fast food than a boiled egg.
Honey and Sugar-
3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to
bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing
with milk and honey;
idea of the ideal land is one with milk (protein) and honey (carbohydrates). Anyone,
even a good godly Fundamental Baptist preacher, who calls you to a diet that curses
honey and milk is heretic. Run home and have a milkshake and praise God
the your blessings. Ah, maybe a small milkshake for now, until you lose
some weight, OK?
Samuel 14:25 And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon
the ground. 26 And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the
honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the
oath. 27 ........wherefore he (Jonathan)
put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb,
and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.
Honey brightens you up.
Natural sugar, like sugar cane which is the source of white sugar, is a
great eye opener. It also can be overdone, so it is cursed in all diets.
Well, I am telling you to get a bowl of hard candies, and put them where
you get under stress. When the stress builds, pop one in your mouth, and
get back to work. Do NOT get chocolate and nut bars etc. They will
fill your teeth with junk and the aftertaste in your teeth will prod you to get
more later. Hard candy will NOT harm your teeth. The Amish kids suck
on hard candy all day long, and they have the best teeth in the USA. Just
don't use the hard candy all day and everywhere you go.
and sugar are the very same thing. Honey is simply processed by bees while
sugar is processed by man. If you think your sugar has additives or problems,
switch to honey. This food is a fast energy food which can carry you through
hard work and stress for the short haul. The danger in sugar is that it
tastes very good, and it tranquilizes the mind under stress. In that way,
it can act like a mild drug to the mind. Beware of this. Also, please read
our article on refined sugar. Blackstrap molasses (treacle
in the UK) are great natural sugars, and they go well with oatmeal and in milk
as a drink.
12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth
vain persons is void of understanding.
104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to
shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
bread is associated with the reward of hard work. That is the key to eating
bread. It is the fuel of hard work. The harder you work, the more bread
(or carbohydrates) you need. Bake your own if you want to be a health nut.
We do. Read about refined flour. Store bought
bread IS airy and over processed. But, if you are on a diet that excludes
all bread, you are "void of understanding." Bread is only a problem if you
are eating more than you are burning up.
45:18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give
you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
1 Samuel 28:24 And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and
killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof:
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the
sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day
is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
is full of instruction from God about cutting all the fat off of the sacrifice
animal and burning it. This is often taught as God's way of telling us to
cut all the fat off of meat. WRONG! The fat is the tastiest part,
so God is demanding the best in the sacrifice. When it is time to feast,
as when Nehemiah finished the wall of Jerusalem, eat the fat. Fat is symbolic
of abundance and God's blessing also. Fat on meat is NOT that bad for you.
There is not proof that meat fat causes problems for healthy people. Those
with clogged arteries will get them no matter what they eat. The body MAKES
its own artery clogging matter.
look here-- you see all that fat in the meat you bought at the store. How
did the animal get that fat, by eating red meat with fat in it? Of course
not- that fat came from the animal eating (Grab hold now) CORN! STARCH!
CARBS! Feeder lots fatten cattle on corn and molasses. So, if you don't
want to get fat, cut back on carbohydrates, or burn them off better. Eat
the fat. It is biblical. If you have a cholesterol problem and the
Dr. says not to eat fat, you better do what he says, but don't go around making
other folks paranoid because your body is playing some bad tricks on you. Your
cholesterol problem is YOUR problem, not the rest of ours. Shuta you mouth!
Old Bill Veltcamp Sr. worked
hard all his life. He farmed by hand with his 13 kids. He died at
94 in a nursing home. His body was still going strong, but his mind kind
of slipped away. How did he do this? Answer: By eating lots
of bacon and eggs every morning of his life. His wife used to fry up a great
mess of pork in the fall when they butchered a hog. She would layer this
cooked pork in a crock with lots of lard surrounding it. In the winter,
she would pull out some of the pork, make gravy of the lard, and that was a feast.
Remember, Bill died at 94 with a great heart, according to the doctors.
One of Bill's sons, Jim, had real problems with cholesterol. So, don't
be careless if you tend to store fat in the plumbing. But, again, fat is not the
problem. The problem is in YOU and how your body metabolism deals with what
charge your YOUR body-- God does NOT ask you to take charge of my body. Beware
of diets with blanket curses on fat.
Peter on the housetop-
10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of
God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4 And when he
looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him,
Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell
thee what thou oughtest to do.
7 And when the angel which spake unto
Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout
soldier of them that waited on him continually;
8 And when he had declared
all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.
9 On the morrow,
as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon
the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
10 And he became very hungry,
and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been
a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and
creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13 And there came a voice to
him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
passage. I gave you this to show you that eating pork and shrimp are NOT
against any law of God. As the Gospel would be going to the Greeks and the
whole world, and not just to Israel, even so, the law on food was a symbolic lesson
to teach Peter that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was to no longer be exclusive to
Israel. If pork is still illegal, why would God say, "Kill and eat"? God
is not the author of confusion. He would not say this if it were not a literal
option of Peter. Now, if you are allergic to pork, as my daughter is, or
if you came to Christ from Islam, no one should be telling you you HAVE to eat
pork. But, don't you dare go around teaching the heresy that pork is illegal
for Christians. In fact, as I write, a big mess of pork bar-b-que is simmering
in the kitchen, and I can hardly stand it :-)
recall our church dinners at Yermo, out in the High Desert of California. The
high light of them all was Delores P__________'s ciche, Marie P______'s tamales,
Ed A_____'s ranch cooking, and Ruth P______'s bar-b-qued ribs. Friend, it don't
get any better than that! I feel sorry for you folks in the big city churches
with your number 10 can dinners. Ugh! I have to tell you a story. One Sunday,
the tables were just loaded with great food for the church dinner, and we were
eating well. I came around for seconds on the ciche, and I went to Delores P_________
and told here, "Delores, you know I think the ciche is a bit musty."
Well, poor Delores about fell off of her chair, and she looked like she was getting
ready to give me what-for. Then I said, "I must have more." Well, you
should have seen her face. Talk about severe emotional changes. She was a very
patient lady :-)
Kings 5:11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to
his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year
your oil pure. Oil is good food, and it can be used in any diet. In
fact, they tell us that food oil helps the body process the other food fats. So
there :-) But, oil can be messed up in processing. Hydrogenation
is highly suspect, for example. Also, some kinds of oil encourage cancer,
as does canola oil. The most harmless oil is the one God the Son used in
His home- olive oil.
oil is neutral with regard to cholesterol. Sesame oil is our favorite. It
is also very friendly to health, and you can get it bulk and very reasonable at
an oriental food store in a city. Recently, the truth has been coming out on coconut
oil. It turns out that those who use it, unprocessed, are very healthy. It is
antibiotic, and it is not stored as are other oils which are all rancid and bleached.
Coconut oil helps metabolize other oils and food. Check
out this site.
31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow
together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and
for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered
garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
2:19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you
corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more
make you a reproach among the heathen:
will be on the menu of Messiah in the Kingdom soon. By the way, did you
know that lard has more cholesterol in it than butter? And, butter is considered
good food in the Bible.
cooked fish for breakfast for the disciples. Fish is very good for health
and provides things essential to growth and prevention of disease. Also,
from the Bible we see that fish is a great breakfast. The British know this
well, for they serve kippers with their eggs for breakfast. Nothing will
wake you up and get your attention like kippers in the morning :-)
Please do be careful
about poisons in fish. Some inland lakes are polluted, and you should not eat
that fish. The best fish is usually deep sea fish with scales. Some shell fish
is OK, but do be a bit defensive here.
2011-- Do not eat fish from the Gulf of Mexico. There is a thick layer of oil
sludge on the ocean bottom that has NOT been going away. The BP lies about the
shoreline being all cleaned up must be questioned. Do not eat Chinese sea food.
They use human waste in the Orient to fertilized fish farms. They do NOT enforce
our food processing laws in China. To assume they do is mad.
a meat and potatoes man myself." Ever hear that? That is a man on
his way to the heart doctor. Meat and potatoes are good food, and they are
balanced in fact. But, veggies and pulse are essential to get the minerals
and vitamins which metabolize those meats and carbos. Chances are, that
"meat and potatoes" man is also constipated. Why: Answer: He
has not added the fiber and diuretic factors in fresh veggies. Poor fool.
is the key to good health. All biological organisms take in fuel, water,
and oxidizers and give off waste. The Bible city of Jerusalem even had a
Dung Gate. Get rid of waste as quickly as possible. Also, keep the
plumbing moving well. God's foods for this are figs and raisins, which are
a big item in the Middle East and in the Bible. They are also a bit of a
delicacy. Grape juice helps also. Leaving some of the chaff in the
wheat will act as a scrubber to the plumbing and help prevent cancer of the plumbing
parts. Urinate every chance you get, well, within reason, OK? That
keeps the bladder from backing up, and you know how that works in the bathroom.
Why take chances? Grape juice works just as well as cranberry juice
for this. Coffee is also a good diuretic.
did not put them in the food when He created it. So, you better get as little
of it as possible. Read
Corinthians 9:27 (KJV) But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection:
lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
is an article by someone who seems to be outside of Christ who
Paul better than some Christians.
YOU A "HOPELESS CASE?"
have dieted fiercely, and you are at under 1000 calories a day, and you have been
for months. And, you have not lost weight. Well, you may be so heavy that you
messed up your insulin metabolism, and your body will not burn excess fat. If
this is your case, and if you are being truthful about it, then there is a diet
which has been developed for your case. Also, it is not a starvation diet. If
you are a vegetarian, this diet will only offend you, so you will have to go elsewhere.
diet is is presented in a book called, Dr. Robert Atkins New Diet Revolution,
by Dr. Robert C. Atkins. It is published by Avon Books, ISBN 0-380-72729-3. We
have tried it, and it is not objectionable, and it does not violate the Word of
God in its principles. If you are not greatly overweight, you may modify the diet
and use it parallel with Uncle Steve's Diet Plan above.
book should be at Amazon.com or in your local bookstore.
FROM THE BATTLE FRONT:
Here is an added trick to help take off weight.
Subject: Thanks, Uncle Steve...
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999
... for the Bible diet plan.
I have been bothered for some time by my weight and knowing full well that it
is a poor witness. Recently I started a plan of "moderation" which I have been
able to stick to with God's help and have lost over twenty pounds. This is only
about one third of my "goal"... but my main goal is to not be an embarrassment
to God (and God's people). Fortunately I don't look as heavy as I am, but I'm
still watching the scale.
I appreciated very much your use of those Bible passages... These are all passages
that I know very well, but seeing them used in this way is a blessing. One thing
I've found to be a great "gluttony" deterrent is to drink a big glass of water
before meal time. And a big glass of water between meals helps me to stay away
from the candy dish. I don't drink coffee (sorry, but I just don't like it) and
I have been able to avoid soda pop for the last couple of months.
Any way, I appreciate, your burden for the saints (even the fat ones) that we
all might be of more use to God.. Thanks, again.
McGuff'S DIET PLAN FOR BETTER GENERAL HEALTH
is a summary of the basic recommendations:
fructose to less than 25 grams per day. Ideally, you'll also want to limit the
amount of fructose from fruit to 15 grams per day, as you're likely consuming
'hidden' fructose if you eat even small amounts of processed foods or sweetened
or eliminate all processed foods
all gluten, and highly allergenic foods from your diet
organic foods whenever possible, preferably locally-grown
at least one-third of your food uncooked (raw), or as much as you can manage Increase
the amount of fresh vegetables in your diet
artificial sweeteners of all kinds
all trans fats (vegetable oils, margarine etc) for healthful fats like raw butter
or coconut oil
re-balance your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, take a high-quality omega-3 supplement,
such as krill oil, and reduce your consumption of processed omega-6 fats from
vegetable oils (trans fats)
plenty of pure water
your vitamin D levels, either through appropriate sun exposure, a safe tanning
bed, or as last resort an oral vitamin D3 supplement
Steve would add--
MSG ever; no chlorinated of fluoridated water
the fat on the meat. Cook and bake with coconut oil or palm oil
protein before eating sweets. It slows down the uptake of sugar.
minutes of sunshine a day between 10 AM and 4 PM
all RF and EMF energy from your home. IE- get rid of those curly bulbs and put
back the incandescence. Shut off all computers and devices that you can at night
when you sleep.
that fork down before you are full.
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