It started with the movie "Forks over Knives". Yes, it's about being a vegan, but the forks over knives analogy is actually regarding to eating proper foods, and not having to go under the knife...like in surgery.
I liked a lot of what he said in this film, regarding a whole plant based diet, and its health benefits it has over cancer.
But then I found another website that critiqued the science of this Dr., and his findings were also good at showing that some of the forks over knives testing did not give the whole story, of which I won't get into here. It's long and complicated.
I've also been reading a lot about the benefits of raw veggies, and how just about nothing else can replica the nutrients that we can get through raw veggies, as apposed to cooking them.
So my conclusion is to make protein my smallest portion of each meal, and veggies & whole grains the largest part. But also including an 8oz glass of fresh raw veggie/fruit juice with my meal. And cutting back on dairy, a great deal.
I'm still doing a lot of research on it...but I'm feeling pretty good about the decision.
Also the book I'm reading, "Made to Crave", has really brought 1 major factor to mind already, and I'm only on chapter 2. Satan tempted Eve with food, because he's good at knowing our weaknesses. And that just opened up my eyes to envision Satan, the slimy ole serpent, waving unhealthy tempting food at me and laughing every time I take it. .....like he's winning....
It just makes me sick. Tonight I was tempted, and as I stood there in my kitchen, strongly thinking of giving in, I imagined Satan standing next to me and laughing as he was tempting me to make the wrong choice. I shuttered and immediately made a better choice.
I don't know why I've never thought of that before. I honestly think it would actually be hard for me to ever cheat again...picturing it this way. It just pisses me off...seeing him laughing when he thinks I'm going to take the bait. Ug...wretched!
When Satan tried to tempt Jesus 3 times, each time, Jesus quoted God's word, and walked away. So I am going to find a scripture that I feel touches my heart and gives me strength, and quote it when ever I am tempted.
Satan may know my weaknesses, ...but I know my strengths, and my strengths are in God and his word.