Written by Pamela K. Orgeron, M.A., Ed.S., BCCC, ACLC, Author
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV)—
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
3 John 2 (NKJV)—“2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
In accordance with the ABC‘s Ministries motto, “Abolishing apathetic attitudes; Building Biblical behavior patterns; and, Choosing Christ-like character” in the book Food as an Idol: Finding Freedom From Disordered Eating (ABC’s Ministries, 2017) I developed “The ABC‘s of Eating Well” to provide advice on what attitudes and behaviors individuals need to have to respect their bodies as God’s temple and to fulfill God’s desire for us to be healthy (3 John 2).
Starting tomorrow, December 4 on the ABC’s Ministries page at Facebook I will begin a daily discussion about each of the attitudes and/or behaviors that I recommend individuals adopt to maintain optimum health. This daily series follows the conclusion of the daily series “ABC’s to Successful Living” which I began November 8, also on my business page at Facebook.
With the New Year approaching when many individuals will be setting New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get healthier, following the advice in “The ABC‘s of Eating Well” will help these individuals in meeting their goals. Even for those persons who do not have dysfunctional or unhealthy attitudes or behaviors surrounding food and/or body image, the daily suggestions are reminders for us all, and could assist others in counseling those who do have unhealthy attitudes and behaviors revolving around food.
If you are one of those individuals who is struggling, who has ever struggled with eating and/or body image issues or if you work with those persons who do, I invite you to visit and follow ABC’s Ministries page at Facebook to join others, including myself, on a journey to reach optimum health. By the way, I want to point out that rather than doing a lot more damage to one’s body over the Christmas season, why not begin your journey to optimum health now. There is no excuse for waiting! After all, only by adopting permanent lifestyle changes in one’s attitudes and behaviors towards food can one reach optimum weight and health.
Orgeron, P. K. (2017). Food as an idol: Finding freedom from disordered eating. Nashville, TN: ABC’s Ministries. Available for purchase at https://www.amazon.com/Food-Idol-Finding-Freedom-Disordered/dp/0997956534