Dr. Atkins says you can eat all the meat, eggs, and cheese you want to lose weight. The Green Diet says meat is bad, bad, bad. In South Beach, sugar (even from fruit) is a no-no. In the Provincial Diet, fresh fruits are a must. Again…you catch my drift.
So what’s a girl (or boy) to do? All of the books can’t be right, can they?
Lucky for me, I know of a book that has been around for thousands of years, has been thoroughly vetted and tested, and has earned the distinction of being the only book that can hold the claim to being 100% correct 100% of the time. And here is what it says:
Eat until you’re satisfied and then stop.
“Now Boaz said to her at mealtime, “Come here, and eat of the bread, and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed parched grain to her; and she ate and was satisfied, and kept some back.” Ruth 2:14
Exercise to make your body work right.
“I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.” 1 Corinthians 9:27
After working hard, take time to rest.
“And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.” Genesis 2:3
Keep a positive mindset.
“Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8
I think Mark Twain summed it up best over a hundred years ago:
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”