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Rob Rennie | America is on a health kick, but maybe it should be on a God kick. Why? Because sin makes you fat.
As a Personal Trainer, I’m pretty familiar with the roots of the health and wellness movement taking hold in America right now. I’ve been on more fad diets than I can remember and have tried more than my share of training protocols meant to jump-start fat-burning.
For years, I’ve fine-tuned my approach to fat-burning and staying lean year round by focusing on weight-lifting to build muscle, training circuits to burn fat and intermittent fasting to keep my metabolism high. I’m also a big believer in metabolic typing and have figured out that I’m a carb type who needs a higher carb intake than most to function well. Making these changes to my diet and lifestyle have helped me to feel better than I’ve ever felt, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the importance of what the Lord has shown me about health.
The issue comes down to the fact that we’re spirit, soul, and body, but since most of us only take care of our bodies, we run into a lot of problems we wouldn’t have to ordinarily deal with if we took a truly holistic approach to our health. For starters, we need to be more intentional about making time for God, so he reveals to us how to stay pleasing to him. Once we do that, everything else will follow. Here’s a general protocol concerning spiritual and soul-health, which I’ve found to be critically important.
The ‘Repentance Protocol’ above, when adhered to, will keep your spirit and soul in a healthy state. You will find that you sleep better, lose weight faster, and feel more energetic by following it.
But there’s another facet to our spiritual health that must not be overlooked having to do with the actual food we put into our bodies. A lot of nutrition plans will have you eating ‘clean foods’ like slow carbs, good fats or lean proteins, but what I’ve discovered is that the food you eat isn’t necessarily as important as you giving thanks to God for it. In other words, sometimes, white carbs and sugary foods won’t necessarily harm you if you give thanks to God for them and pray that God blesses it to your body.
The discoveries the Holy Spirit has allowed me to make regarding the effect of prayer on food and the healing of soul wounds on the body are the result of my own studies using nutritional response therapy (NRT) to test food and its affect on the body, spiritually. By following the recommendations I’ve just given you, I’ve been able to achieve a greater level of health than ever before. I hope you put it to good use to help you to lose weight, feel great and draw closer to God.