Body Images from the Bible Point of View
by hannah mcclure
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Body Images- By Hannah McClure
There are so many things going on in the world today. Among one of them is the obsession problem.People arnt exercising, there are more and more of us that are getting heart conditions and cancer. I see people going out to eat almost every day, not bothering to eat a healthy meal at home. There are tv shows that talk about losing weight with humongous contestants! You wonder how America ever became this way.
Back in Bible times I wonder if any of the women ever really worried about their weight, or realized they had a problem. Like, "Oh I look so fat in this dress", or "my feet look too big in these sandals." Or did they just not worrying about it? I think there were probably some who did realize when they had gained weight.
Back then, they could only eat certain meats like fish and many kept to a steady diet of juice and bread. They didnt have the problem we have today of eating too many meats like burgers and sweets.Sometimes I wonder if God was actually keeping the hebrews from getting fat by not allowing them to eat meat? Maybe he knew how dangerous it was.Thats a crazy idea, but who knows? Now as far as the sweets scale I dont think they had chocolate bars or chewy caramels back then. Figs were considered sweets. Veggies were a huge part of their meal life. They also had veggies that grew naturally by their homes, and they grew some themselves.
Drinking was still a problem back then though. Kings and priests were probably some of the fattest people around.They were lazy and hardly had exercise. Why exercise when they had servants that did everything for them? However there were some people who realized exercise was good for them. In the Bible it mentioned runners. David and some other famous speakers loved to run. There was also hunting and artillery to test their skills.
As America becomes more and more obsessed with food, we need to maintain a Bible view perspective. Actually I'll call it the Bible diet. We need to eat lots of fish, stay away from meats like pig and cow as much as you can. Maybe a burger or two once a month. Dont drink wine or beer its bad for your health, and God warns us about it. Eat lots of vegetables, Exercise alot. Running is the best. exercise your arms with basketball, and maybe sometime you might even want to test your skills with artillery.Dont stay in front of the tv. You dont want to become like a lazy king!
Now that you know the Bible view of eating I suspect you'll want to change some of your eating habits. Trust me, you'll feel happier about yourself, and God will be pleased too. Remember ladies, you want to look nice in your dresses. You dont want to look like a pregnant potbelly pig!
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I'm active and love to move, but there are some points in here that aren't Biblical. Like the Jews ate (or still eat) beef and lamb which are some of the fattiest meats. They couldn't eat pork. The diet they had was for different reasons. Body image from the Bible's view is more like they way of the Proverbs woman. Where it says outter looks fade with time, but a woman of character is far above rubies. It's like that old cliche, "It's what's on the inside that matters." I'm not knocking you article, it's well written. I just sugjest some research before writing. I've learened that lesson the hard way, LOL. But rememeber, it's the Golden Rule of writing. (even though every writer has forgot to do it some time in their life, LOL) Keep writing!
see, I made a type-o, no ones perfect. It's suposse to say (AND still eat) LOL!
Dear Hannah, This is a great motivational article! I buy a bread call Ezekiel Bread; full of whole grains and no white flour. Most mornings I start off with it toasted, with natural peanut butter. You are so right about the vegetables! Take care, and thanks for the sharing. Jacque
Thats right. Its always good to eat your fruits and veggies. I'm glad you liked my article. Maybe I'll try that bread sometime.