Today we're going to begin discussing macronutrients and how they impact nutrition and health. I know it can seem really overwhelming. We’re going to take it slow and explain things simply. We will also talk about some of the misinformation (because everything on social media is TRUE, right?).
Hopefully, by the end of this blog series focusing on macros and micros, I’ll have eliminated any confusion, because sometimes it feels like we have to be science nerds to really understand some of this information.
But before we get into macros/micros, we are going to start with what should be the very foundation of our lives, our nutrition, our everything…the Bible. Yes, the Bible actually tells us what to eat and how to eat well, and what we need to do to live well so that we are in a place where we can do Kingdom work well.
We have been given the opportunity to understand and break down these nutrients the Lord gave us so that we can bless our bodies. We can do this in a way that isn’t complicated and doesn’t send us running for cheesecake and cheerios.
First, let’s look at Scripture and what the Lord says. God says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20:
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
These are actually the Bible verses that inspired my own personal soul rejuvenation and I use these verses daily with my 1:1 clients who are focusing on their health.
We hear these verses repeatedly. “Our body’s a temple”. But what does that really mean?
I tell my clients our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells within us. We are his house.
So if you knew that God or Jesus or the Holy spirit was coming to your physical house, you would want to make sure that your home was free of distractions.
I’m not talking about the Mary versus Martha cleaning and such, but you’d definitely want your home to be presentable and welcoming, right? A place that fostered your ability to just “be” with Jesus and absorb everything He had to say. A place where Jesus could provide you with God and the Holy Spirit. If Jesus came down, to sit with you on your couch and have a conversation, you would want to be totally present.
Our bodies are that temple. So, if our bodies are full of things that are not creating an environment pleasing and hospitable for the Holy Spirit to be able to work within, we won’t be able to hear those messages clearly.
Furthermore, we won’t be able to go forth and use our bodies and our minds in the ways God designed them to be used. Most importantly, if our bodies aren’t well-maintained, we won’t be able to accomplish God’s ultimate goal for us: Kingdom work.
We should want our bodies to be clean, open and ready. Our bodies should be prepared for the direction the Lord is leading us.
You may be wondering, “How do I prepare my body so that I’m ready to heed the Lord’s calls on my heart”
Much of the physical preparedness is a result of nutrition, which leads us back to the macronutrients and micronutrients. I’ll start the discussion by simply saying the following:
Macro means big
Micro means small
Both of these types of nutrients are equally important, regardless if they are “big” or “small”.
Join me on the blog tomorrow and we will continue the discussion on Macronutrients and Micronutrients.
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