The Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) Lifestyle
How does your health pyramid fall down? Take a moment to review the Standard American Diet (SAD): the Unhealthy Pyramid. How much applies to you? Are you in the world or of the world?
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 and Phillipians 3:19
Food is defined by Webster's dictionary as “any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc." When we choose and eat food the way God intended us to, it is a powerful form of obedience, praise and worship. We will glorify Him as we fortify our bodies as the living temples He wills them to be.
Unfortunately, there is an on-going rebellion against God...among His own people. Studies show that we Christians are the most unhealthy and obese individuals of all the major religions. As a result of a deceitful and pervasive form of idolatry, we are often found worshipping at the altar of self-gratification in the form of craving "dainties" or "delicacies" (warned against in Proverbs 23:3) and consume "deceptive food" that is virtually void of nutrition.
Just like a drug, these empty calories contribute nothing to the function and restoration of your body...they're just a stimulant for your senses. Nutritionally poor food sources, unhealthy processing methods and excessive quantity all contribute to the production of empty calories, and the Bible teaches us to avoid the things that pervert food and turn it into a tool of the enemy, characterized by temptation and the oppression of disease and despair. The S.A.D. Diet pyramid demonstrates just how true this is.
Despite these facts, God is faithful and always fulfills his promises. He has given us a way out: The G.L.A.D. Diet. Find out how you can break the S.A.D. cycle!