Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
God has given us these amazing bodies and it’s our responsibility to care for them in a way that honors Her. She also provides us with what we need from the earth to keep our bodies functioning to the best of their ability.
Hopefully, you made it to the grocery yesterday to load up on all of the good things of the earth. If not, go today so you are surrounded by healthy options. Because today we are going to purge the unhealthy ones from our presence!
Registered Dietician and Monday night tribe member Monica Cengia shared a great concept with me. “If you were redecorating your living room, you would move out all of the furnishings that you didn’t need anymore. Make over the way you think about food by doing the same thing, remodel the way you think about food.” Remodeling your thinking means remodeling your behavior. Start with remodeling your pantry, cupboards, refrigerator, as well as those places where you stash food. True confession, I keep snacks in the console of my car. I guess i’m afraid I will die of hunger some day out on the road. How about you? Do you stash or hoard? Let’s eliminate the temptation and get the unhealthy stuff out of our reach!
If you are going to remodel the way you think about eating then you are going to have to remodel your kitchen.
Today, choose to clean out your refrigerator, pantry and cupboards . Get rid of the things you can’t resist and let them go for now. Yes you can have potato chips again, sometime. But for now, say “See you later, old friend!”. Give your kitchen a facelift today!
*Monica Cengia, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Licensed Dietician, Wellness Educator (937)436-1985
Monica publishes a wonderful quarterly newsletter called FOOD FOCUS that features great information focussing on a particular food. You can receive this publication by emailing Monica @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I highly recommend subscribing.