Monthly Archives: July 2017

What About Our Health?

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The following  church notes are from Angenette Frink.  She goes to my church and she shared these notes on Facebook.  I’m grateful she took copious notes as I didn’t have paper or pen for first to take notes as Pastor instructs us to do.  Since, sharing is caring and I want everyone to be healthy, fit and fab for life, please read at your leisure and be inspired to make some positive life changes for you and your family.

“What About Our Health?” –  Pastor James L. Morman

Christ died to liberate us AND to heal us.
– Salvation is the lifestyle of holiness and WHOLENESS
– Jesus has come into our lives to heal, enlighten and enable us in every area of our lives. To live life to the fullest.

We cannot achieve maximum effectiveness for God’s purpose and maximum fulfillment if we are not renewed in our mind, spirit and body.

Romans 12:1 “…present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God…”

For those who have received Christ, but still do what they want to do:
“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? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19, 20‬ ‭KJV‬‬
– We belong to God: mind, body and spirit. He bought us with Christ’s blood on the cross.

I am valuable because God made me; and because God lives in me I should honor my body.

The greatest gift that you get on a daily basis is the gift of life.
– Your health is a gift from God.
– God’s desire is that we live, and that we live for a long time.
– We must have longevity as our long term goal.

This message is not about your soul today. It’s about your physical body.

Why is the body so important?
– We must have the ENERGY to do the work of God.
– We are literally the BODY of Christ.

God is the reason why we are more than the dirt from which we were made. He breathed POWER and AUTHORITY into us.
– God breathed the breath of life (dunamis – POWER and exousia – AUTHORITY) into man.
– “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God gave us the ability to use His power and His authority over all the works of the enemy.
– Take authority and dominion over the entire Earth. (It’s already done, so walk with power and authority from God.)

Every person matters and God wants us all to live so we can complete the mission of God in this world.
– Once we get saved, the enemy knows that he cannot get to our souls, but he can sabotage our effectiveness by attacking our bodies (and our attitudes toward health).
– If our “vehicle” is broken down and busted, then our productivity is impacted.

God wants to bless us ALL the days of our lives.
– Not just with a few good days, ALL the days.
– Not just at the beginning or middle of your life, but even in your old age.
– God wants us to experience FULL life and be in fellowship with Him ALL the days of your life.

In order for us to last, we have to make ourselves a priority and take care of ourselves.
– Longevity is not just about quantity of life, it’s about quality of life.
– The time of your death is not predetermined. It is effected by your life choices and your life practices.

Finally, if you want to lose your life become ANGRY (anger effects every organ in your body). Remember, anger is a choice. Anger starts the process of murder. Murder in your body. You are destroying your body and shortening your existence. Withdraw from profane speech.

1. Get your Diet under control.
2. Put some Discipline around your physical activity. – At least 2 miles per day will make a world of difference.
3. Also, This week, don’t let anyone make you angry.

Turkey Burger Takeover

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Turkey burgerYesterday, I posted a simple meal plan where you could pick and choose to create several meal options.  Although I like to cook, it is not something I desire to do everyday.  What helps is I can eat the same thing for a number of days – think leftovers.  One of my favorite sandwiches are turkey burgers.  They’re easy to make and you can pair them with another vegetable for a healthy lunch or dinner.  They’re also portable so you can take one for lunch and nuke it in the microwave for a minute.  Just be careful so you don’t over-nuke your bun.  I usually buy the 93% lean ground turkey and I season it for my taste.  Here’s a quick recipe.

Turkey Burgers

  • 93% Ground Turkey
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sandwich Thin Buns
  • Onion
  • Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow, Orange)
  • Condiments

I combine the ground turkey with the dry ingredients.  I don’t really measure as I season them to taste.  If I’m making a batch for myself, I’ll add some cayenne pepper for a little kick.  Once you thoroughly seasoned your ground turkey.  Separate them into 4 patties.  Place them in a non-stick frying pan and let them cook.  Don’t forget to flip them.

I’ll slice the onion and peppers (if you prefer one pepper over the others, that’s fine too) and grilled them as well because a turkey burger with these babies is everything. Also, if you want to add other veggies like mushrooms, lettuce, jalapeno peppers, you can.  After your turkey burgers are done, you can store the rest for lunch or dinner the next day or serve them as I do somethings when I’m cooking for my family.  You can add other veggie toppings and you can also use the cheese of your choice but I don’t necessarily require that.  Dress with your condiments and pair with a green salad or another vegetable like broccoli.  This is a super fast and easy way to have a healthy meal.   Until next time, Bon Appetit!

 

 

 

 

 

Meal Planning Made Easy

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Meal Plan

My girlfriend texted me this morning and asked what I eat for breakfast.  After I replied, she indicated she’s not really sure what to eat so she’s mimicking everyone else’s diet.  One of the perks of working with Medical Weight Loss, was I learned how to plan my meals by basically picking from various food groups, like protein, vegetables and starches.  This approach is super easy and even makes it easy to grocery shop.  Below you will find a meal plan where you can easily select items based on your preferences.

This is the meal plan is similar to the one I’m currently using.  It’s pretty straightforward.  I didn’t put together a plan where you should eat this on that day, etc. as everyone’s tastes are different.  However, what I loved about this plan was I kept it simple and just chose something from each food group.   You want to include a protein for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for sure a every meal and protein is optional for your snacks.  Those can be something that is more or less a protein like Greek yogurt, 12 almonds, cottage cheese, or a protein drink (low-sugar of course).  Get the water in, get the activity in as well.  Remember no, negative self-talk.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made with many great qualities, some you haven’t even discovered yet.  If you need a little more help, then comment below and we can discuss setting up a meal plan for you.  Otherwise, hang in there!   

Here’s the plan:

Breakfast:  Starch and Protein

Snack         Fruit or Protein

Lunch        Starch, Protein, Veggie (2)

Snack         Fruit or Protein

Dinner       Protein, Veggie (1)

 

You can choose from the following items.

Protein

Steak, Ground Sirloin, 2.5 oz.  (not more than twice a week)

Chicken, Ground Turkey , Turkey Breast  (4 oz.)

Fish (5 oz.)

Tuna (water-packed – 4 oz.) no more than 3 times a week

Egg whites (6)

Eggs (2)

 

Veggies – 1 cup of everything

Fruits – everything except bananas and grapes

Starches

Air popped popcorn

Akmak Cracker

Diet Bread Sticks

Pasta 1/2 cup

1/2 Baked Sweet Potato

Lo-Cal Bread

Brown Rice

Lo-Cal Hamburger Buns

Brown rice, pasta and potato may not be eaten on the same day!

Beverages

Water – 64 oz to a gallon

Caffeinated tea or coffee – 2 cups a day

Decaf coffee

Herb tea