Friday, July 15, 2011

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

These words from the Psalmist always fascinated me as I thought of the miracle of conception and child birth, the brain and memory. Now I am learning as a healthier pilgrim that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and we can experience that awe when we eat in a healthy fashion.

Our bodies are made to eat within an hour of awakening or the metabolism will shut down to protect us. We are created to eat small meals two and a half to three hours apart so that our insulin pumps don't get turned on and we don’t store unnecessary body fat.  It’s that excess body fat that contributes to the inflammation that causes all sorts of health issues.

Fearfully and wonderfully made also includes “our daily bread.”  I used to associate the manna in the wilderness with punishment and getting just enough to get by on—not on being sufficient to care for all our nutritional needs.  I guess my sin was not trusting God.  Eating six small meals a day trusts God’s design for my body to be fueled for just what I need and no more.

My daily bread does not come from a food pyramid but from calories that come from 50% vegetables and fruits, 25% lean protein, and 25% carbohydrates.  Sounds a little like Daniel’s eating program that brought him grace from all directions, doesn’t it?

Know someone who might benefit from experiencing a return to health and a renewed sense of having been fearfully and wonderfully made?  Contact me at and I’ll share the details on how to fuel your body the way God intended from creation and how to have a free health coach to guide you or that person you know.

If you are a pastor or church leader interested in making a difference in the battle of the bulge from obesity to those suffering in your congregation or your mission field, let me know and I’ll send you information on how to be that free health coach to a person I need of compassionate care and guidance.
Coming soon, more on my journey from morbid obesity toward optimal health.

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