I Can Eat Whatever I Want
They say it takes at least 6 weeks to establish a new habit. Well, I’m exactly 4 weeks into this healthy eating lifestyle. And, I feel it may take much longer for this way of eating to feel like a true way of life. Especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas both hitting me over the next 30 days. Yes my efforts have been very strong so far. That’s only because I discovered my quality of life depends on it.
You see, this is not just a change of foods. This is a total change of perspective. Most don’t really believe that what they eat affects their overall health that much. Sure, eating clean may sound good to most. But, until you believe that you’re feeding yourself poison. You won’t see an urgent need to make changes.
Honestly, I don’t want to believe this even now myself. But, the leading killer on planet earth may be the American diet. Yes, I know that dressing, macaroni, fried chicken, and casserole takes so good. Don’t even get me started drooling over all those desserts. However, our decisions shouldn’t be fueled by our momentary gratification alone. Nor should it be dictated by the fact everyone else is or is not doing something.
We need to think about the long term impact of our present decisions. How will what I’m doing now affect those I love later on? This can be said about food, relationships and other lifestyle choices. As I close out another challenging day of choosing to eat healthy. I have to keep reminding myself why this is so important. Why this is worth such extreme measures. Why? I want to be as healthy as possible for my wife, kids, family, friends and ministry.
“You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial.” 1 Corinthians 10:23