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Bible Quotes
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
(Genesis 1:29) ESV

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
(Genesis 9:1-3) ESV

A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,
(Deuteronomy 8:8) ESV

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over.
(Ruth 2:14)

Honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.”
(2 Samuel 17:29) ESV

“Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.”
(Esther 4:16) ESV

But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.
(Psalm 35:13) ESV

“And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and emmer, and put them into a single vessel and make your bread from them. During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it.
(Ezekiel 4:9) ESV

“Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.
(Daniel 1:12) ESV

At the end of ten days it was seen that they were better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king's food.
(Daniel 1:15) ESV

And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.
(Jonah 3:5) ESV

And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
(Matthew 4:2) ESV

“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
(Matthew 6:16) ESV

They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.
(Luke 24:42,43) ESV

And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
(Acts 14:23)

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
(1 Corinthians 6:19) ESV

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31) ESV

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...
(Romans 14:1-23) ESV

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
(Galatians 6:7,8) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

I don't believe in dieting.
--Joan Collins – American Actress Born 1933

I highly recommend worrying. It is much more effective than dieting.
--William Powell – American Actor Born 1892 Died 1984

I started dieting. I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating and would put it on and then some.
--Suzanne Somers – American Actress Born 1946

I think dieting is bad for you.
--Joan Collins – American Actress Born 1933

Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women.
--Tipper Gore – American Celebrity Born 1948

Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.
--Linford Christie – British Athlete Born 1960

Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.
--Joan Rivers – American Comedian Born 1933

I don't believe in depriving myself of any food or being imprisoned by a diet.
--Joely Fisher – American Actress Born 1967

I don't believe in fad diets.
--Jenny Craig – Australian Celebrity Born 1971

I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts.
--Peace Pilgrim – American Activist Born 1908 Died 1981

I have been dairy free for several years, and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies, which it did, and help me lose weight, which it did.
--Fran Drescher – American Actress Born 1957

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
--Mae West – American Actress Born 1893 Died 1980

If you've got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You've got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.
--Jack LaLanne – American Athlete Born 1914 Died 2011

Leave the table while you still feel you could eat a little more.
--Helena Rubinstein – Polish Businessman Born 1870 Died 1965

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
--Orson Welles – American Actor Born 1915 Died 1985

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth - something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
--Edward Koch – American Politician Born 1924

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.
--Jackie Gleason – American Actor Born 1916 Died 1987

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
--Jim Davis – American Cartoonist Born 19454

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Dieting and the Bible

Over-eating or what the Bible calls gluttony has been the death of many.

Proverbs 23:19-21 says "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags".

With so much emphasis on proper eating and physical exercise, it has caused many to examine their lifestyles. A lot of people have now become out of balance by putting too much emphasis on the physical man while neglecting the spiritual man. The other extreme is to be so spiritually-minded that we neglect our bodies by overeating or lack of exercise. The Lord desires order in this area, as our physical condition, if it is not properly cared for, affects our spiritual condition. We cannot serve the Lord to the fullest if our bodies are run down and tired and not functioning as God designed them to function. The medical world is now recognizing that gluttony is one of the major causes of many of our modern day illnesses. Moderation should be our guide.

We need proper balance between neglecting our bodies and giving them too much attention. "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come" (I Timothy 4:8).

It is easy to recognize that one of the greatest sins is gluttony. Food has become the god of millions. The Word of God has much to say about man's eating habits. Many sicknesses that are plaguing mankind stem directly from unhealthy eating habits. How should Christians eat? Are all the so-called health foods the answer to our diet problem? The Word of God not only addresses what is healthy for us to eat, but also the spiritual problems we have in this life. Since the Lord created the human body, He certainly knows what is best for us to eat.

Natural foods that are "living foods" (fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes, certain meats, and dairy products) are the best for us. The "dead foods" or "junk food" are those that are highly refined and processed and have little nourishment in them.

Daniel and his companions proved the wisdom of eating properly when they refused to eat the King's meat and instead ask for pulse (vegetables and grains) and water to drink for ten days. After that period of time they appeared more healthy than the other servants of the King. Daniel 1:12 says, "Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink."

If we are overweight it came about not suddenly, but rather "little by little". Each day we over indulge until we become fat. We can tackle this problem with the Lord's help and He will give us the power to trim down. As we seek the Lord and ask for His help in this area, He will not fail us. He will give us the strength to overcome gluttony or other bad eating habits.

Here are some helps to overcoming weight problems which usually come about through lack of knowledge or lack of discipline or lust for food:

(1). First, repent for yielding to the temptation of lust for food. (Phil 3:19, "Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things".)

(2). Then, submit to God and ask Him for the power to overcome gluttony through His Holy Spirit and resist the devil through prayer and obedience to God. (James 4:7, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you".)

(3.) Next, ask for God's plan for your weight loss. Allow Him to lead you as to what He wants you to do. He knows your body and He will direct you as to how you are to eat. Ask for a desire for healthy foods and ask Him to remove your cravings for unhealthy foods. (1 John 5:14-15, "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him".)

(4.) Daily, thank God for setting you free and do not allow the devil to discourage you by his condemning whispers to your mind. Sometimes the Lord does a quick work at other times it may be slower. Don't be discouraged even if at times it seems slow or you fail occasionally. Remember, this came "little by little" and it is sometimes more healthy to lose it "little by little" (Losing as little as 2 lbs. a month amounts to 24 lbs. in a year). In the process you will be developing new habits and disciplines that will eventually become established eating patterns.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's".2


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Definition of Diet

1. Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.

2. A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.

3. To cause to take food; to feed.

4. To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.

5. To eat; to take one's meals.

6. To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.3     




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