The last six weeks of macronutrient related content was inspired by me feeling disheartened by 1) the lack of focus and lack of information being disseminated regarding preventive health measures and 2) the incentives being used to promote vaccinations that directly contribute to the main conditions which prove to be most detrimental to recovery, like diabetes and obesity.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the virus, but the one thing that is agreed upon is that those who have underlying conditions, obesity being one of the main culprits, are less likely to recover.
The best chance you have at successfully recovering should you get sick (with any illness) is being healthy and fit to begin with. ❤️🩹
Over the last 6 weeks my intent was to educate readers on the ideal amount of macronutrients our bodies need. Achieving the appropriate portions of protein, carbohydrates and fat result in optimal health and body weight .
I named the series after Matthew 4:4, “Man Cannot Live on Bread Alone” for two reasons:
- To encourage readers to eat more protein. Americans consume WAY to many carbohydrates, leading to numerous health risks ranging from type 2 diabetes, to heart disease and obesity.
- It’s my favorite scripture! It’s the victory story of Jesus resisting Satan’s temptation to turn stones into bread after fasting in the wilderness for 40 days. It’s Jesus demonstrating His dependency on God the Father and obeying His Father’s Will. Studylight says it best: “Mere physical existence apart from the true life of the spirit is not really LIFE. “
As I wrote about the portions and functions of each macro, I found myself comparing their individual benefits to those of Jesus. I now have the following thoughts every time I sit down to eat.
If Jesus were a Macro…….
One of the main functions of protein in the body is to build and repair.
Jesus is the ultimate repairer. He was sent 2000 years ago to repair a broken world and lives today with the desire and ability to repair broken hearts, minds and souls. Whatever is broken in our lives, He can restore for us. Whatever we have damaged and destroyed, He can rebuild and make brand new.
Carbohydrates primarily give us energy.
Well, if this doesn’t scream Jesus I don’t know what does! Jesus provides the daily strength we need to keep going, especially during seasons of despair and personal storms. When we are feeling tired, drained, unmotivated and ready to throw in the towel, He sustains us. Calling on Him and surrendering to Him replenishes our mental and emotional energy systems.
He is the Bread of Life.
Fat insulates our bodies and protects our internal organs.
When I think of insulation I immediately think of the pink cotton candy looking insulation that is used between walls in homes. It fills the empty space and helps prevent cold air from coming in.
Jesus is like that insulation. He fills up our empty spaces and protects us from outside influences. When we wear the Armor of God, we equip ourselves with His Word, which is the best defense against the evil in this world.
I’m often asked what I mean when I use the phrase “Jesus Journey.”
I went on my Jesus Journey because I wanted to evolve from being a person who believed in God to becoming a person who has a personal relationship with Jesus.
I knew this was a real thing because I saw it in others. I saw that they were full of light, joy and peace. It was as if you could see the Light of Jesus filling them up and shining through them. I too am now insulated with that Love.
We all know that too much fat in our diets has adverse health effects, but you can never have too much Jesus!
I came to the conclusion that just as there is a perfect balance of what our bodies need, Jesus is the perfect blend of fulfillment in each of us.
If Jesus was a macro, He would not be all three, but one, like the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
May God bless and protect our country and everyone reading.