Excess Weight and an Expanding Waistline – A Matter of Choice

Excess Weight and an Expanding Waistline – A Matter of Choice

Lives Changed From Africa to Virginia Reading Excess Weight and an Expanding Waistline – A Matter of Choice 12 minutes Next First Saturday of February Seminar Brings Great Crowd in Spite of Weather
weight-lossOn January 7th, Hallelujah Acres launched a 60 Day Program to help all who wish to participate obtain a slimmer, healthier waistline. Over 3,500 were registered when we began the 60 Day Program and more are still signing up each day. The program includes weekly webinars, daily e-mail tips to inspire and keep you informed, along with many other perks. To learn more about this incredible weight loss program as well as how to register to participate in the program, visit www.hacres.com/60days. Excess Weight Sets the Stage for Many Physical Problems The sad truth is that obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and this obesity precipitates or aggravates almost every acute and chronic disease being experienced today. Many of the seriously obese suffer with cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes, along with a multitude of other symptoms. The good news is, that usually all one needs do to eliminate obesity and all the symptoms that accompany it, is simply change what is being consumed in the form of food and drink and to start exercising. Sadly, the prognosis for ever being able to leave the slavery of obesity, and obtaining the slim and trim physical body God designed for each of His human creations is very bleak. Statistics reveal that only about five percent of those who seriously attempt to lose weight are able to take off the desired amount of weight and keep it off. These sad statistics reveal the ineffectiveness of most of the weight-loss diet programs being offered and adopted by an ever-increasing number of overweight Americans. Last week, we shared that diet and lack of exercise were the CAUSE of almost all obesity, expanding waistlines, and overweight problems being experienced today. We also shared that The Hallelujah Diet is the very best weight loss program available today. Read last week’s Health Tip #633 in its entirety. Excess Weight and an Expanding Waistline Is a Matter of Choice The Hallelujah Diet eliminates all four of the fat producing items found in the Standard American Diet (refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, animal fat, and table salt) the very items responsible for most of the excess weight and obesity plaguing over 60% of our population today. (We elaborated on these four fat producing items in last week’s Health Tip #633), In the place of all these fat-producing items, The Hallelujah Diet provides highly nutritious, fiber rich, complex carbohydrates; healthy, predominantly raw foods that nourish the body. Everyone wants their hunger to be satisfied, and everyone has the ability to CHOOSE what they will satisfy that hunger with. If a person chooses to satisfy their hunger with healthy foods, and start exercising, they will experience health and a slim, trip body. If they choose to satisfy that hunger with foods that are unhealthy, and fail to exercise, they will experience an unhealthy body and an expanding waistline. It is all very simple to understand. For the past 34 years, this editor has chosen to satisfy his hunger with healthy foods and maintain a simple daily exercise program. As a result, I have at almost 76 years-of--age (birthday will be February 12th), a healthy body that is slim (31/32” waistline), trim, and muscular body, without an ache or pain in my body. And might I add that I do not suffer from lack of delicious, mouth watering, satisfying foods. Yes, Hallelujah Diet foods can be absolutely delicious, along with being satisfying and highly nutritious. Americans Are the Most Overfed – Undernourished People in the History of the World. The average person in the USA consumes 3,393 calories per day, which is phenomenal. That’s the highest caloric intake of any nation’s people in the world. Yet the average American is sadly undernourished. Yes, the average American is starving to death on a full stomach. The reason Americans are “overfed” is because they are consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD). Fat comprises 37% of the SAD. Refined sugar makes up 24% of the SAD. Refined carbohydrates make up 27% of the SAD. The person consuming the Standard American Diet takes into their body each and every day of their life, almost twice the number of recommended calories. The American people are “undernourished” because when they consume the SAD, the greatest percentage of these 3,393 calories is coming from foods that are almost totally devoid of nutrition. The SAD is seriously unbalanced and lacking in vitamins, minerals and enzymes, while being dangerously high in protein and bad fat. Most of the protein being consumed is toxic; the fat is high in saturation and cholesterol; while most of the carbohydrates are refined. We Live In a Rat Race Twenty years ago, Victoria Bidwell wrote a book titled The Health Seekers Yearbook in which she had the following to say about the situation the average Christian (as well as all other peoples) in America find themselves in today:
“We live in a rat race where compulsiveness, competitiveness, and craziness have ‘short-circuited’ the neuro-anatomy of nearly all the American people. The result is a ‘hyped-up’ state of being that – unfortunately – nearly all of us have learned to sedate with the drug of our choice. For the vast majority trapped in the suffering class of America, this chosen drug is food! “And those not suffering from SAD food addiction are hooked on alcohol, tobacco, and/or recreational drugs. Others are slaves to killing emotions and leave a trail of shattered lives wherever they go. Our society even caters to this sort of thing. Indeed, fortunes are made on pitiable-short circuitry. “The Television screen flashes food commercials into the average American home. The supermarket fronts The Disease Industry’s conspiracy to keep us chemically addicted and overfed. The fast-food eateries and steak houses are as dangerous to the foodaholic as bars are to the alcoholic. “The custom of mixing social affairs with food so confuses us that we connect eating with love, friendship, and happiness – and then we turn desperately to food when socially isolated to provide what it simply never can provide. The result is a Nation rampant with ‘eating disorders,’ teeming with unconnected, misdirected citizens, continually taking in more food than needed. Consumed by ‘The American Dream Unfulfilled,’ regrettably, we have become diseased, demoralized, and decadent. America is the fattest nation in the world.”
Here’s What This Editor Has to Say about the Situation Instead of becoming soldiers for Jesus, the average Christian has become a slave to appetite and self gratification. Instead of looking unto Jesus ‘the author and finisher of our faith,’ we have turned inward. Instead of spending our lives trying to help others, we spend most of our time trying to gratify and satisfy ourselves. Most in the Christian Community have never learned self-discipline. The Church of Jesus Christ has become decadent. It has lost its way and its testimony, in a world that desperately needs Godly example to lead the way back to sanity. How to Begin the Journey Back To Sanity We must start in our personal Jerusalem – in our own physical body! The Bible challenges us with these words:
“What? Know ye not that YOUR BODY is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in YOU, which ye have of God and that ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God IN YOURBODY, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:19-20)
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service, and be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)
Hallelujah Acres Is Here To Help People Journey Back To Sanity Hallelujah Acres is engaged in a huge uphill battle against great odds, because most in the Christian Community are addicted to the Standard American Diet (SAD), the diet of modern Egypt. This fat and sickness producing diet is consumed by almost every Christian (as well as non-Christian) and promoted in almost every church in the land. Hallelujah Acres is trying to bring God’s people out of this modern Egypt racked with obesity and disease, and into the Promised Land of good health. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health . . .” (3 John 2) Sadly, most in the Christian Community do not realize that the diet they are consuming is the very cause of their excess weight, expanding waistline, and most every sickness they are experiencing, and asking God in prayer to rescue them from. Israelites Didn’t React Well To God’s Attempt to Change Their Diet Does the Christian Community appreciate the efforts of Hallelujah Acres? For the most part the answer is no. Biblical history tells us that what Hallelujah Acres is attempting to do today is being received no better than the way the Israelites reacted when God tried to change their diet from a flesh diet to a plant diet during their wilderness wanderings:
“And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, it is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.” (Exodus 16:15)
“And…the people complained...Who shall give us flesh to eat?” (Numbers 11:1-20)
Here we learn that when God was the dietician, He changed their diet from the high flesh diet they were eating in Egypt and fed the Israelites Manna, a pure plant based bread made with coriander seed. But the Israelites rebelled and complained about God’s plant based provision and demanded He give them “flesh.” So God gave them what they asked for – sending them so much flesh food, derived from quail, that they got sick. The Scripture concludes by saying:
“And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague.” (Numbers 11:33)
Hallelujah Acres to the Rescue The diet of modern Egypt, the Standard American Diet (SAD), has produced a “plague” of monumental proportions. The Christian Community is just as sick as the non-Christian Community, while prayer requests for sickness dominate our mid-week prayer services. And after prayer and the doctors fail to restore health, we tell the bereaving at the funeral we don’t understand why they died. Over 90% of all deaths are the result of heart attacks, strokes, or cancer, while arthritis debilitates multitudes and diabetes is epidemic. Fatigue and mental fog hinders a great number of our people, while over 60% of the Christian Community are overweight and many so overweight they are handicapped. I believe God has raised up Hallelujah Acres for such a time as this! The Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle we proclaim here at Hallelujah Acres is based on God’s original Genesis 1:29 Garden of Eden Diet, and is the lifeline being offered God’s people for this day in which we live. And this lifeline is available to “Whosoever will, may come”, Christian or non-Christian. This lifeline has the power to restore the health of almost everyone who has ever grabbed hold of it. And anyone who will faithfully embrace it can still usually rid themselves of most of their physical problems, including their excess weight. And for most reading this, your health can be restored and you can become a strong, physically active, and healthy soldier in God’s army – a soldier fit for the Master’s use. Won’t you join me, Rhonda, and Hallelujah Acres and become a part of this Healthy Army of God? Please say “Yes.”
Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before. Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle see His banners go! At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee; On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory! Hell’s foundation quiver at the shout of praise; Brothers lift your voices, loud your anthems raise. Like a mighty army moves the church of God; Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod. We are not divided, all one body we, One in hope and doctrine, one in charity. Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng, Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song. Glory, laud and honor unto Christ the King, This through countless ages men and angels sing.
(To be continued . . .)

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