On our path to total physical wellness, it is hard to turn down those foods that have contributed to our unhealthy lifestyle. Sometimes it seems when you are trying to do right, there is always something there to entice you to eat the wrong thing. I found this story; it is very humorous, but it speaks to the struggle of eating the right foods.
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach; red, yellow, and green vegetables of every kind so that Man and Woman would live long healthy lives.
Then, using God’s great gifts, Satan created Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Satan said, “You want chocolate with that?” and Man said, “Yes!” and Woman said, “While you’re at it, could you add some sprinkles to that too?” and they gained 10 pounds. Satan smiled.
So God created the healthful yogurt so that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. But Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat and sugar from the cane and combined them; and Woman went from a size 6 to a size 14.
God then said, “I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them.” But Satan brought forth the tempting deep-fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big that it needed it’s own platter. And Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.
God then created a fluffy white cake named Angel Food Cake and said, “It is good.” Satan created a chocolate cake named Devil’s Food Cake and said, “But mine is better.”
As a result, God brought forth running shoes so that His children might lose those extra pounds. But Satan created cable TV with a remote control so Man would not need to toil with changing channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the great flickering blue light- and gained more weight.
Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrients. And Satan peeled off the leathy skin, sliced the starchy center into chips and deep fried them- and Man gained more weight.
God then gave lean beef, so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite. But Satan created McDonald’s and it’s 99 cent double cheeseburger. Then Satan said. “You want fries with that?” And Man said, “Yes…SUPERSIZE THEM!” And Satan said, “It is good.” And Man went into cardiac arrest.
God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery- and Satan created HMOs…
“And God said, ‘See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.’” (Genesis 1:29)