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Going Paleo for 30 Days

I completed the 28 Fast Metabolism Diet and did not cheat at all. It was not the most pleasant experience, dieting never is. But I walked away from it 10 lbs. lighter. So to me, it was worth it.

Oh No, Not Again
I then attempted the maintenance stage. However, the scale started tipping in the wrong direction almost immediately. Grrrr.... What is a woman who still has 30 lbs. to go supposed to do? I can tell you for sure it isn't staying on the FMD long term. I did mention it wasn't the best experience for me, right?

Now What?
So I decided to do some self reflection and think about what has helped me with weight loss in the past. Trust me, I am an experienced dieter. And therein lies the problem. I desperately need to get off the diet train. I have no problem losing weight. I also have no problem gaining it all back, plus some.

But one lifestyle change did help me significantly before and didn't feel like a diet - eating Paleo. I pondered that for a few days, switched to 99% …

God is a Healer - But I Need to do My Part

You know how in Mathew 17 at the end of verse 22 Jesus says, "this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting"? Well, I have been believing God for some very specific things. I have prayed about them but then I knew that prayer and fasting was what was needed for a breakthrough.

God Answered My Prayer
Well, the morning before last I got an answer to a very specific question about my health. It is something that has plagued me for years and as I was dealing with it that morning God told me exactly what I need to do to get rid of the issue. Glory to God!

Taking Action
And guess what? I'm doing it! God made my body and so he knows exactly what I need to do, or stop doing. Yes, some of the health issues that I deal with I have caused myself. There, I said it. God is a healer but I know that I have to do my part to not block the blessings that God has for me.

God Cares for You

God doesn't have to care about what's ailing me, but He does! And not only that, He wants to heal me of everything that is not His will for my body. I am reading through the New Testament this month and I have been paying particular attention to the healings that Jesus performed. There is not one person that He turned away or didn't heal.

Sometimes the Truth Hurts
But you what? We have personal responsibility. I knew this already but never really acted on that fact fully when it comes to my health. Real talk here! Years ago, a woman went up for prayer for her knees in my previous church. The pastor said he would pray for her but he told her that she needed to lose weight. Ouch! It sounds harsh but the truth sometimes is. This same truthful pastor told a person asking for prayer for Hep C that she needed to change her lifestyle. Well...

We don't want to hear these things but Jesus already let us know that the truth will make us free, John 8:32.

Anyhoo, on to a great and easy juice recipe.

Easy Peasy Grapefruit Juice
Score 2 pink grapefruits.
Peel but leave the white part on (it's full of nutrients).
Juice and enjoy!

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