The Jeremiah Diet

When your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my heart’s delight.
— Jeremiah 15:16 NIV

If you want to lose weight, there is a diet for you! has the A-Z list:

  • Atkins Diet
  • Beverly Hills Diet
  • Caribbean Islander Diet
  • Diarrhea Diet (no joke!)
  • Elimination Diet . . .

You get the picture.

There are low carb and no carb diets. There is also the Sugar Busters Diet, but why put yourself through so much pain when the Chocolate Diet is an option?  And for those adventurous souls there is always the Cabbage Soup Diet.

Personally, I am a big proponent of the Counterbalance Diet. Never heard of it? That's because it is my creation. Here’s how it works: If you eat something unhealthy (think candy bar or milkshake), just counterbalance it with something nutritious (an apple or an orange). I call it the diet of logic. With so many other hair-brained ideas on the market, why not give it a try?

The problem with diets is "diet" is a word most people do not want to hear. It doesn’t matter if it is Atkins or The Zone, Cabbage or Chocolate, Juice Fasts or Jenny Craig—people don’t want to do with less. That is why I want to introduce you to a plan that actually lets you eat more.

It is called the Jeremiah Diet.

A long time ago Jeremiah the prophet sat down to eat a different kind of meal. He sampled the cuisine and found it delicious. He cleared his plate and promptly asked for seconds. He ate and ate and ate . . . and he never got fat.

What could be so pleasant, but not make him plump? What could be so succulent, but not make him shudder when he stepped on the scales?

Are you ready for this? He "ate" God's word!  Listen to his review of the mouthwatering meal:

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.
— Jeremiah 15:16 NIV

A steady diet of God’s word may not eliminate your love handles, but it will make you more loving. It may not reduce your waistline, but it will reduce your stress. It won’t give you abs of steel, but it will give you a heart of gold.

Most experts agree: diets don’t work! The real key to losing weight is eating less and exercising more. So . . . if you are looking to trim your tummy, try a health club. On the other hand, if you want to put a little meat on your spiritual bones, there is no substitute for a daily intake of God's word.

The Bible is a sumptuous meal . . . and no calories!

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