Posted by: Judy | February 11, 2020

This week in Beauty

Ginger Garrett tackles a few of the new tricks being used by the diet pushers, food that is clean or unclean. Respect yourself by eating clean.

Some people are going to be offended or even hate what Ginger has to say. She considers the dieting craze anti-Christian. My first thought wasn’t favorable, but then I stopped, reconsidering. The diet mongers all whisper that unless you look the way we say you should look you’ll be miserable and a burden to society. God tells us we are fearfully and wonderful made. He created us to be unique. He loves us, in all our individuality.

The diet industry thrives on body shaming. I hear a lot about eating clean. If you eat a donut, then you’re bad or cheating, which is another way of saying you’re bad.

I don’t agree with everything Ginger says, but I think that’s healthy. I’m fascinated by what I’m gleaning.

Bridget A. Thomas shared a post on God’s Love that ties in perfectly:

https://bridgetathomas.com/2020/02/08/biblical-prayers-about-gods-love-part-2-of-2/

God loves us, exactly as we are. He wants us to be happy. He also loves us too much to leave us as we are. He is able to lead and guide.

God created a wide variety of food, from peas and carrots to cabbage to apples to dragon fruit to pomegranates to blueberries to wheat to rice to beef to chicken to pork to chocolate. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were given some dietary restrictions, most notably excluding pork. The guidance fit the times. In the New Testament, the Lord told Peter to not call unclean what He had called clean, including pork.

For those who say we shouldn’t eat processed food, are you sure you want to eat unprocessed olives? Do you know how thoroughly processed olive oil is? Yes, some things are processed to the point of being unrecognizable as the original ingredients. However, sometimes it’s better than nothing and better than food that’s been contaminated. Junk food is better than no food.

We give away far too much of our power. I’ve fallen into the trap, numerous times. “Soy is great! Eat more soy!” (I feel so much better cutting soy from my diet. Don’t miss it.) “Eggs are evil. Eggs are the perfect food.” (I’ve watched that tennis ball for decades. I still want to cry over being allergic to eggs.) “Red meat is poison. Everyone needs red meat. No one should eat any meat or animal products. Butter is a part of a healthy diet.” And the contradictory claims and proclamations go on and on and on.

For the record: Nowhere in the scriptures, NOWHERE, does God describe the perfect body, the perfect height, the perfect weight, the perfect body type. NOWHERE. He does describe what’s needed to be acceptable to Him: A broken heart and a contrite spirit, obey the Commandments, follow Jesus.


Responses

  1. It can be so confusing to listen to what the world says about what foods to eat, what diet is the right one, how we should look, etc. I am so thankful that God loves us as we are and doesn’t have as many rules about eating as the world does. Thanks for sharing! ❤️

    • You’re welcome. 🙂 ❤


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