A mill worker was 100 pounds overweight and wanted to lose weight but was too embarrassed to attend the nutrition classes his employer was offering. So he met with the presenter in her office to ask if she would be willing to help him individually. She agreed.
For the first week, all she asked him to do was write down everything he ate each day. He did, and brought his list to her the next week. She looked it over and then asked him to eat one piece of fruit every day in the coming week. He said to her, β€œBut what about the pound of fudge I eat every day?” She encouraged him not to worry about it because it would take care of itself. And it did! The next week she asked him to add one vegetable (he had none on his list). He continued adding week by week until he was eating six plus servings of fruits and vegetables daily. He took small steps and focused on the positive instead of the negative. This gave him the courage to gradually begin changing his diet and exercise patterns, and eventually he was successful in achieving his weight loss goals.
The important principle from this story is to focus on the positive. Add the positive to your life, and pretty soon the negative will be left behind because of the lack of room. When looking at your diet, look at something good that you could do. Maybe you could add one fruit each day, an apple, perhaps? Maybe you want to increase your water intake in order to help your brain and body function better. Maybe you would like to start eating breakfast regularly. Or maybe you could choose to eat two cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, or cabbage every week in order to help your body clean out the toxins. Then, later, when that has gone well, you can add another healthy and nutritious habit to your diet.
The point is to choose to add something good to your diet, and not beat yourself up over the β€œbad.” Research shows that dwelling on and highlighting the good is beneficial for your body, mind and spirit. If you choose to think about this positively and make positive additions YOU WILL SUCCEED!
In the beginning, God gave us the best diet possible. Today, scientists are discovering more and more about the amazing benefits of eating a diet that closely resembles the diet of Eden. Our nutrition is one of the most powerful tools we have to promote health. By improving our nutrition, we can substantially increase disease prevention and be healthier, happier and more energetic.

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