Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lifestyle Change for our Family

We have made a huge change in our family's diet. I don't know if huge is even a big enough word for it!!!

I have been following Jill's blog for a few months now and love reading her posts filled with her love of the Lord and love for her children. Anyway, she had a post a couple of weeks ago which peaked my interest, you can read it here. It peaked my interest enough to watch the video. Simon and I watched it together and were blown away! We were totally overwhelmed at the evidence presented about how toxic animal proteins (meat & dairy) are on our bodies! Please, take the time to watch this incredibly powerful video. Now, I have to qualify this post with the fact that I was NOT open to the possibility of cutting all animal protein out of our diet when I watched this video. We ate meat nearly every night at our house and Nicky and Bella would frequently carry around a cup of chocolate milk. I have been struggling with the things we eat and wanted to provide a healthier lifestyle for our family...I really feel the Lord put this video in our lives at the perfect time to inspire Simon and I to make this significant change. If you are curious at all, check out the video A Delicate balance - the Truth.

Jill quoted this scripture:

I AM the vine, and My Father is the gardener: He cuts off every branch that doesn't produce fruit, and He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. John 15:12

I have to say this change has not been very hard for us...it has to be from the Lord. I am not craving chocolate (which I was addicted to) or having a desire to eat meat. Simon is fully committted to this and loves trying new recipes and experimenting with cooking with Tofu. I do have to say Nicky is not too thrilled with the tofu, but I am sure he will get used to it.

Blessings,

1 comments:

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Jessica,

I'm so humbled by your post!

I am here to help in any way I can!

The re-write of the book is done and will be out in a few weeks. I will send you a copy right away!

It has over 150 recipes to help you and tons of shopping guides and charts to help you be successful on your journey to living a healthy life! What a gift the two of you have given yourselves and most importantly your children!

Blessings and love,
Jill