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    Does your health or weight impede you from having a healthy, bountiful life? Do you lack energy, struggle buying clothes, experience difficulty exercising or keeping up with family members, or have physical ailments and pain? If yes, the seven steps outlined in this article will help you improve your energy level, your clarity of mind and your overall health, to lose weight naturally.

    Jesus told us, “The thief‘s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” John 10:10 (NLT). Are you living life to its fullness? If not, are you ready to take steps necessary to birth a new you?

    Jesus told us, “The thief‘s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” John 10:10 (NLT). Are you living life to its fullness? If not, are you ready to take steps necessary to birth a new you?

    Even though the United States (US) is one of the most advanced industrialized nations in the world, the health of Americans is poor with over half having a chronic disease. I believe a contributing factor is the over consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates. If you would like to get off these addictive substances follow this seven-step plan.

    Step 1

    Decide to improve your health through proper nutrition.

    The decision to improve your health and well-being is very personal. No one can make this decision for you, it is your choice.

    
Step 2

    Acquire knowledge and a support system to help make a lifestyle change.

    Learning which foods are harmful versus beneficial is crucial in sorting out what you should eat. For example, most oat, soy, corn, and wheat crops in the US are GMO Roundup Ready crops whereby the carcinogen, glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup), is used on the crops as the farmer deems necessary. Therefore, you could consume glyphosate residue if you eat foods containing these ingredients unless they are organic.

    Most oat, soy, corn, and wheat crops in the US are GMO Roundup Ready crops whereby the carcinogen, glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup), is used.

    Sweets and refined carbohydrates are addictive and harmful to the human body. The food industries spike our foods with sugar, and this causes us to become addicted. These processed foods cause a release of dopamine in the brain from the same receptors as opiate drugs. In addition, as the whole food is processed it is stripped of its nutritional value to extend its shelf life which increases the food industries’ profits but depletes our health.

    In addition to acquiring knowledge, it is also vital to obtain a support system to assist you along the journey to improve your health. Ask someone to be your prayer/accountability partner. Start a journal and begin writing specific information about what you eat and why.

    
Step 3

    Clean out the pantry and refrigerator by removing unhealthy foods, and clean out your emotions.

    Remove unhealthy foods from your kitchen so you are not tempted to eat them. Some unhealthy foods include: wheat, sugar, corn syrup, white rice, artificial sweeteners, processed meats, processed foods, margarine, milk products, and soft drinks.

    God gave us food to nourish our bodies. Yet food can be used for the wrong reasons. We may eat because we are sad, bored, stressed, depressed, or happy. As we engage in emotional eating, we turn to food, instead of to God, to appease ourselves. Cleaning out your emotions involves determining your relationship with food. Is it a healthy relationship or dysfunctional?

    Stress also causes us to turn to food. We live in a fast-paced world where we eat on the run. Determine the stressors in your life, and evaluate how to minimize them. Ask God to help you along the way.

    Step 4

    Purchase healthy foods and an anti-Candida cleanse.

    Plan your menu and grocery list so you can buy healthy foods. I post menus, recipes, and corresponding grocery lists at HealthyLivingSeriesBlog.com. God gave us a vast variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains to nourish our bodies. These wholesome foods can replace processed items that the food industry wants us to consume.

    Some people crave sugar and carbs because they have a food addiction or an overgrowth of Candida in their gastrointestinal system. In the next few articles we will explore these topics further, so you can determine if you have a food addiction or overgrowth of yeast. You will also learn what to do to heal yourself.

    Step 5