I've heard of "Christian" diet plans. Are they just as good as any other?
When you rely on God totally, for everything – including such things as losing a few pounds – He will bless you.
However, any diet plan, whether “Christian” or not, that eliminates whole food groups compromises your nutritional status. These diets are usually nutritionally inadequate and do not address the need for lifelong changes in food habits.
Also, any diet program that restricts you to fewer than 1200 calories per day is unsafe and ineffective. Although following such a diet can help to lose large amounts of weight, the weight lost is muscle mass and water, not excess body-fat. If you lose weight too fast chances are you’ll gain it right back.
Losing one or two pounds a week is a realistic goal and will result in long-term weight loss if combined with exercise. The slower the weight comes off, the less likely it will come back. Eating several mini-meals will increase your energy, add variety in your diet and help maintain your weight.
Food touches every aspect of your life and affects how you feel. Healthy eating helps you to take care of yourself on the most basic level. God created a variety of foods that you can enjoy to meet the needs of your body.
What are your thoughts? Have you found a good diet plan to follow?