‘Happy to report, my average loss (so far) is half-pound a day. It pays to (as I said on Facebook) “quit acting like Pumba, and more like Timon.”
‘Truth be known, I am being methodical about this. Today I want to talk about… Fiber! Okay, before you tune me out, hear me out!
Sometimes I slap myself upside the head and remember: Roughage has two parts: soluble and insoluble. Everything we take in (oral, visual, and auditory) is the same way: at risk of offense, let’s just say it: some of what we hear ferments and turns to gas! [tee hee] Other things we see, hear, or touch absorb into us, mixing with the water of the Word. And life runs more smoothly. [Okay. If I let this digestion allegory “run its course,” I’ll be using words like colon, amorphous, and bile. (Or worse!) It isn’t “worth beans”—so I’ll give it a formal “exit.”]
Garbage in, garbage out. Modern lingo for “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
But we can extrapolate a few principles:
1)- To assimilate the garbage we’re bombarded with, we must absorb it along with generous quantities of Water (of the Word).
2)- We must take in a certain amount of mass in order to feel satiated. Choosing the right things to take in will yield much healthier well-being.
3)- To minimize fluctuations in our various levels, we do well to let outside stimuli digest slowly, delaying the absorption of toxins.
4)- Being heart healthy requires being focused on something we tend to forget too easily; our LDL (Lord’s Daily Love).
5)- Regulating our intake of sickeningly-sweet stuff is a pro active way to prevent becoming drug dependent.
6)- One more bit of “food for thought:” On average, North Americans consume less than 50% of recommended fiber. Maybe that’s why people are so cranky…