Toys, TV remotes, flashlights, smoke alarms, cars and boats are all items that need the exact, certain battery to work properly.  Some take triple A’s while others require double A’s or 9 volts.  Cars would never run on a triple A likewise TV remotes wouldn’t take a 9 volt.  Cars not only have batteries, but they also need to run on additional power from gasoline to diesel and now some even require electricity.  Lee’s truck takes diesel and would not operate properly with gas likewise my little Vibe would not do well with diesel.  These are all obvious concepts that no one would argue against and more than likely things you don’t even think about.  What I don’t understand is why many people have a hard time believing what they eat (their power source) can impact how they feel and how their bodies operate.  Perhaps, it isn’t that people don’t believe it, but they don’t think about it.  They don’t make the connection.  The connection for some reason isn’t as obvious as TV remotes needing a certain battery to work.

 God designed us and He is so kind that He also made the food that we need to operate properly.  He gave us plants and animals to eat.  “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) When we fill our bodies with faux food (overly processed, fast foods and sugar) our bodies won’t operate like God intended. We might experience symptoms like aches, gas, bloated stomach, sinuses, allergies and or skin conditions like eczema.  We can experience cravings, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and or moodiness.  Kids can have tantrums.  This is just a short list of symptoms.  Whatever symptom (s) you are dealing with currently, I would encourage you to examine your diet.  What makes up 80-90% of your diet?  Are you eating at home?  Are you filling your body with plants and animals?  Or is most of your diet coming from ultra-processed foods or foods made by man?

Here are two simple tips to get you started toward filling your body up with the fuel it needs.

  1. Plan your meals and make a grocery list with the meals in mind. Do this once a week. After a busy day at work, you can come home knowing what is for dinner and prepared to make it.  Otherwise, you will come home, tired, and more than likely will end up in a line outside a fast-food restaurant.
  2. Plan each meal to include colorful vegetables (fiber), protein and healthy fats