So I just finished a Nutrition short course and after learning a few things I wanted to share them with you. Here are some advice's from a Blog called The Daniel Fast:
The Daniel Fast . . . . . . is a powerful spiritual experience to help followers of Jesus Christ develop a more intimate relationship with their Lord, seek answers to prayer, and grow in the love and knowledge of the Savior.
I don't really get the connection between Jesus Christ and taking care about your health by eating good quality foods, and knowing which food combination will actually feed in a better way your body, but anyways, the course I took is from a culinary school, and the teacher is a matriculated nutricionist and guess what? some of the advices you'll find below are very similar to those I learned at school (by the way, my final grade was B).
I leave you guys make your own conclusions about Mixing Religion with Nutrition.
More liquids, less weight
If you haven't been drinking enough water, your body may have developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.
By increasing fluids during the Daniel Fast, you are flushing out toxins and teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink hot water with lemon slices throughout your day, especially before eating, to help reduce fluid retention. Be sure the water is filtered and free from chemicals.
(My teacher recommended us to always carry a bottle of water and all troughout the day take small sips)
Love those hunger pangs!
So often when we have hunger pangs, we rush for snacks or something that will make it go away. But some little insights about hunger pangs may have you making a different choice.
I love this one: hunger pangs actually mean that your body is using stored fat in our body. So if you want to lose some weight during the Daniel Fast, then welcome those hunger pangs.
Dehydration often sends a message that "reads" like hunger. So instead of grabbing a snack . . . go for a tall glass of water!
Finally, hunger pangs often pass after a few minutes. So when you sense hunger . . . wait it out. (or just take a deep breath!)
I know you are probably really tired of hearing me scream, "READ THE LABEL" when reading through the blog. I started exclaiming the anthem after answering hundreds of questions that required the writer to read the label to find out what ingredients were included in the prepared food they were considering.
So a new habit for those of us on the Daniel Fast is to READ THE LABEL so we can learn the ingredients included in the food inside the box, bag, can or jar. We are not so concerned about the nutritional list. But we are very concerned about the ingredients to make sure there are no sweeteners, dairy products or chemicals included in the food.
I encourage people to stick with three modest Daniel Fast meals and one or two small Daniel Fast snacks. The average-sized adult should drink about 1/2 gallon of filtered water each day.
I will make a post later on about the different food ingredients so that you know what your looking for on the labels. BUT, unless you're a matriculated biochemist, and know how to measure out those ingredients descripted on the labels, we can't be 100% sure that labels tell "The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth"
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