Over the years, I have begun to realize more and more that I don't need as much food as I once thought I needed. Instead, I thrive on less.
That realization is what prompted me first to stop snacking and later to start eating just two meals a day. The two meal plan made a significant difference in my digestion.
Late large suppers and a family rule to "eat everything on the plate" have left me with an unfortunate tendency to overeat. That signal that tells me I've had enough was broken down for a long time.
I wasn't hungry at times when I should be. Reluctantly, I ate breakfast because I had to. The healthy sandwiches my mum packed for lunch remained in my schoolbag unopened and uneaten until she discovered them, full of mold many weeks later!
When I did feel hungry at school, there were always an abundance of junk food from friends to snack on.
I suffered much as a result of these things.
"Intemperate eating is often the cause of sickness..."Ministry of Healing, 235.2
How happy I am that the "I've had enough!" signal is slowly regaining its strength as I make efforts to avoid overeating.
How can I tell when I've had too much food?
I have noticed that when I don't overeat:
I have observed from my own experience that real appetite is a gentle feeling. It can wait a little longer to eat, or even skip a meal if needed. Food is not such an issue.
But once I've overeaten, my appetite becomes more aggressive and irritable. Food becomes an emotional issue.
"An abstemious diet for a month or two would convince many sufferers that the path of self-denial is the path to health." Ministry of Healing, 235.2
By God's grace, I want to gain the complete victory over my appetite so that I can be my best all the time. I'd like my mind, my body, and my soul to reach the highest development possible in that God has for me. May His original plan find fulfillnent in our lives.
Follow my journey as I return to the original plan for living and eating...
This website and blog is where I share my personal experiences as I go back to our Creator's original plan for eating and living as found in that greatest of all textbooks, the Bible. It is for information and educational purposes only, and in no way should be taken as medical advice. For the diagnosis or treatment of disease and for medical advice, see your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner. To come into harmony with God's true principles and methods for health, see the Great Physician.
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Psalm 103:1-3
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. Exodus 15: 26