I'm new here and yet I feel that this is what I've been seeking all along. I've been all over the diet map over the past 20-years, including a 4 year stint in 12-step for food addiction. In hindsight, I can see that through 4-5 gains & losses of the same 30-40 lbs, what I've have been seeking all along is a deep connection with Christ. I just wouldn't and couldn't admit it at the time. I think that I was being sought, but I was so buried in the food that I couldn't see it.
I've been away from the church for 20 years. I didn't want to have anything to do with the God that I grew up with, the God of punishment and separation. I believe that God is so much more than that. I also believe that for many years I've been a glutton with food and that it has kept me separate from God. I'm learning through a lot of scripture reading/listening and prayer that God loves me regardless, but sometimes it's difficult to believe.
Anyhow, I've spent the evening going through this website. I don't have the books and don't really have time to read them - I'm a FT student and PT hospital employee. I'm hoping that Dr. McD's introduction to the program will be enough to get me going.
I will be posting primarily to this board, because I need to be communing with others that believe in Christ and are following this program. I'm a new Christian and could use a lot of prayer and support. It seems that you're all very good at doing that!
Goodnight for now....
Welcome aboard, Rainbow, and good afternoon from China!
I am so happy you found us and I think we here are in the same boat with you. We have had (or still have) the same struggles. We are here to encourage each other in our faithfulness to Him and in our efforts to eat for health according to Dr. McDougall's guidance. We also have the privilege of praying for one another.
If you do not have the time to read the books or watch the DVDs offered here, no problem! I think you can get all that you need from a few links since this site is so comprehensive.
I will give you some of the most important links:http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/sep/if.htmhttp://www.drmcdougall.com/free.htmlhttp://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/pdf/pdfmc050100nl.pdf
Others may add some of their favorite links. Since you time is limited, I will give you a very quick summary of what I eat (normally according to the MWL program):
I usually eat a large breakfast of veggies with brown rice for dessert. I often eat no lunch. If I eat lunch, it may be just a bowl of rice. I nap in the afternoon. Then I usually eat two pieces of fruit. For dinner I usually eat veggies and rice. According to the guidelines here, you may also eat a cup of low fat legumes (beans or peas but NOT peanuts) daily.
If you have read the threads here, you have read many of our favorite verses. Please share some of your favorites with us!
"1 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. 2 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, KJV)