Happy Wellness Wednesday 🎈Friends, the Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 10:8 that if we break the hedge the serpent will bite 😳One way to “break the hedge” could be through unhealthy habits 🤷♀️ One way “the serpent could bite” could be through various health issues 🤷♀️I pray that God will give us the self-control we need to make the best choices so that we can be all that God has called us to be 🙏 I hope you enjoy this video titled “my keto day challenge” 😊 Cheers to your health 🥂 https://youtu.be/Jd-Y8BC8CZc
Month: January 2021
KETO FRENCH FRIES 🍟
Friends, there’s a promised land of great health that’s accessible to anyone who is determined to get there. There are healthier options for A LOT of our favorite foods.
I recently discovered a healthy substitute for French fries 🍟 It sounded too good to be true until I tried it myself 🙌
In this video, I show you how I make keto French fries 🍟 Friends, by adopting a healthier lifestyle, we’ve got nothing to lose but excess weight and trips to the doctor or pharmacist. Cheers to your health🥂https://youtu.be/0mITWG73Rw4
KETO BREAD GONE WRONG 😑
Many people on social media show edited versions of their lives. Many only show what they want us to see which is usually the good and the glamorous. But in real life, there is also the bad and the ugly.
Many don’t like to show their failures. We all know that life isn’t as perfect as some would like us to believe.
Just the other day I decided to bake some keto bread and everything that could go wrong did! It was an absolute disaster to put it mildly 😊
I have since then made keto cookies that were successfully delicious but I felt I shouldn’t only display my successful attempts but also my failed attempts and show how I learned from my mistakes.
I actually thought about deleting this video and redoing it and then I thought that it’ll be a nice change to not only display the nice things but also to show my human side and that sometimes things don’t always go as planned.
Without further ado, I hope you enjoy my YouTube video that I titled “KETO BREAD GONE WRONG” 😊
HAPPY NEW “YOU”
Friends, Happy New You!The promised land of great health suffers violence and only the VIOLENT health-conscious takes it by force (Matthew 11:12).The bible tells us that if we break the hedge (perhaps through unhealthy eating habits) the serpent (of say weight gain and diabetes) will bite (Eccl. 10:8)
As Kingdom women (and men too) our bodies are the temple of God (1 Cor. 6:15-20). The Bible tells us that whosoever defiles the temple of God (perhaps through overeating, smoking, recreational drug use, etc) shall be destroyed (could be through weight gain, diabetes, lung cancer…you get the point). MAY THAT NOT BE OUR STORY IN JESUS’ MIGHTY NAME!
Beloved, the Bible tells us to forget the past and look forward to a bright future (Phil. 3:13). We must always strive to improve ourselves and to be the best that we can possibly be for God. As written in Ephesians 5:16-18, we most certainly can “redeem the times” (the ones we have already lost to bad habits that is). Yesterday is gone; today is a gift. This is why it’s called the present 😊 Let us make a conscious effort to improve ourselves. Trust me, there is always room for improvement.
I have put together some tips that I have learned over the years through reading various magazines or watching various television shows. What might work for one person may not necessarily work for another. Little changes we incorporate will make A LOT of difference in the long run. It is my hope that any of these tips would assist or empower us in our decision for new and improved versions of ourselves.
Weight loss tips
Oatmeal has lots of fiber, is VERY filling and low in fat too. Though it is usually eaten as a hot cereal, it can now be made into fufu and eaten as lunch or dinner. It can also be added to baked foods and in smoothies.
Replace high calorie drinks with water or green tea. You can flavor the green tea with sweetners like stevia, monk fruit and lemon. Green tea can be enjoyed cold as iced tea.
Eat steamed or raw vegetables at every meal. You can make your vegetables more appetizing. I often stir fry my veges in some classic Asian sauce 😊Sometimes I flavor my veges with miso paste.
Replace white rice with brown rice, kinoa, bulgur wheat, or whole wheat pasta. I once made “combination” fried rice with brown rice, mixed veg, chicken, shrimps,fried egg, soy sauce, and onions. The kids loved it 😊 They said it tasted like Chinese food.
Try adding baked sweet potato to your diet. It is really good and packed with fiber and beta carotene.
Foods with probiotics like yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut help your stomach digest food better.
Fresh fruits on an empty stomach acts as a fat burner
Plain water with a dash of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning acts as a fat burner
Spicy foods accelerates your metabolism. Do not shy away from shaking some powdered cayenne pepper on your meals.
Stay away from fried foods. Bake, steam, broil your foods instead. I now use my air fryer to make crispy chicken that is similar to fast food.
When I enjoy an occasional piece of cake or any other dessert, the next day I eat a grapefruit on an empty stomach which acts as a fat burner. Sometimes I just have my lemon water or water with vinegar on an empty stomach and it sort of acts as a fat flush.Beloved, where there is a will there is certainly a way 😊
Exercise daily for at least 30 mins. You can break this down into two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions. My favorite form of exercise is to walk for 30 minutes daily.
Anytime you feel like a crunchy unhealthy snack (like potato chips) try healthier options like lentil chips or dried edemame instead. I usually get them from Ross or TJ-Max.
Food combining diet: If eating rice, yams, other carbs separate them from meats. Eat them with veges. If eating meats, do so with veges and no starches. Separate your starches from your meats. Eat starches with veges and meats with veges but not together!!! Many have recorded weight loss by simply doing this.
Cinnamon diet: Shake a little bit of cinnamon powder on EVERY meal if you can tolerate it. MANY have reported inches lost around the waist by just doing this.
Grapefruit diet: Eat half a grapefruit BEFORE every meal if you can. Many have reported weight loss by just doing this.
Hydrate: Someone lost A LOT of weight by simply drinking at least 8 glasses of plain water a day!!!
Psychological versus physiological hunger:When you feel hungry and you know you have eaten in the past 4 hours, drink a glass of plain water. If after that you are still hungry, then you have earned the right to eat because you are really physiologically hungry.
Jumpstart your metabolism: You can cleanse your system which jumpstarts your metabolism by going on a 3-day fruit and vegetable diet only. After this you can resume your regular HEALTHY eating.
ADD SPICES TO EVERY MEAL!!!
Add sweet spices to your pancakes, french toast, fruit salads, yogurt, and other sweet meals. Add savory spices to all your savory meals. Among other great health benefits, this revs up your metabolism and keeps your body in the fat-burning mode all the time.
SAVORY SPICES: Curry, pepper, garlic, pepper, oregeno, rosemary, etc.
SWEET SPICES: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc
DRINK HOT TEA AFTER MEALS!!!
This is a slimming secret common among Asians.
NO CARBS AFTER 2PM!!!
If you can, try not to eat carbs after 2pm.
The human body thrives best in an alkaline environment. Most fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline while most processed foods are acidic. Try the 80/20 rule (eat alkaline foods eighty percent of the time and acidic food twenty percent of the time).
THE 80/20 RULE
For the most part, eat right (alkaline foods) at least eighty percent of the time. The remaining twenty percent of the time, feel free to “indulge” (in acidic foods) but with moderation. This helps you to avoid binge-eating.
Eat only natural foods (those that have not been processed). The body works better on a “caveman” diet. Let your foods include meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, “fresh” foods like rice, beans, plantains, yams, etc.
THE 16-HOUR FAST!!!
Don’t eat anything between 8pm and 12noon the next day. If you do this, what you eat between 12 noon and 8pm will be better absorbed by your body. The long stretch of no food (from 8pm till 12 noon) will also rid your body of toxins.
I wish you the best of luck on your decision to adopt healthier eating habits this year and hopefully for the rest of your lives. I hope you’ll follow me on my weight loss journey. I believe that what is good for the goose is great for the gander. Let’s hold one another accountable. I pray God will crown our efforts with bounties in Jesus’ mighty name!
HIDING PLACE FROM THE WIND 💨
Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Friends, one of the MANY names of God is“Hiding Place From the Wind”. The bible passage above also says He is a “Covert from the Tempest”. A covert is a cover or hiding place.
Beloved, as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so is God round about his people. God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in time of trouble.
He is our shield, our glory, and the lifter up of our heads. He is our fortress, our banner. The bible says His banner over us is love.
Beloved, the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and is safe.
In every situation, circumstance, and in every boisterous weather conditions, let us run into the name of Jesus.
He is a stronghold in the day of trouble. Friends, tempest may rage and billows may roll but remember that God is our rock and fortress. Let Him hide you underneath His everlasting arms.
I pray for you that there shall be not just a calm but a GREAT CALM to that storm ⛈ in the mighty name of Jesus 🙏
A NEW NAME
Isaiah 62:2 – And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Friends, the name a person bears has a profound effect on that person’s destiny. Jabez was given a name by his mother that meant “sorrow” and as a result he went through many challenges. He finally prayed and God turned it around for him. As you pray to God, He will turn things around for you as well.
The man at the beautiful gate was called lame but God changed his name to a man who was walking and leaping and praising God! This year, you will walk, leap and praise God in Jesus’ name because God will put a new pep in your step and a new song in your mouth. It’s your turn to dance in Jesus’ mighty name!
The man at the pool of Bethesda for thirty-eight years was called “forsaken” because he had no one to help him but God turned it around for him. Friends, this year your destiny helpers will locate you because the bible tells us in Isaiah 62 that we will no longer be called forsaken:
Isaiah 62:4 – Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, Sarai’s to Sarah, Jacob’s (supplanter) to Israel (prince). The bible says in Psalms 113:9 that he makes the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother of children. This scripture was made flesh in the life of Hannah because God changed her name from “barren” to “joyful mother of children” which silenced the voice Penninah (her mocker)! God will silence every Peninnah in your life in Jesus’ mighty name! He changed Esther’s name from “slave girl” to “queen”. He changed Ruth’s name from “widow” to “married”. The “woman with the issue of blood” was so named because of her condition. Elizabeth was called “barren”.
Friends WHATEVER name people may have been calling you that God did not give you, I pray you will overcome in Jesus’ mighty name. May God give you a new name. The Bible says who is he that says and it comes to pass when the Lord has not commanded it (Lamentations 3:37). This year and always, you shall overcome in Jesus’ mighty name!
Revelation 3:12 – Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Naaman was called “leprous” but God changed his name to a man whose skin was “restored”. He is abundantly able to do the same for you because He is God, He changeth not. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. With Him there is neither Jew nor Greek. He says that He will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth and turn back your captivity (Zephaniah 3:20). This year you shall run through the troops and leap over EVERY wall and break EVERY bow of steel and SURELY, YOU WILL RECOVER ALL!!!
Everywhere you have been put to shame, He will make you an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations (Isaiah 60:15). For your shame you shall have double honor (Isaiah 61:7). For brass God will give you gold, for iron, silver and for wood brass (Isaiah 60:17). God will hasten His word to perform it in Jesus’ mighty name! Be blessed in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
YOU SHALL SING A NEW SONG 🥳
Psalm 126:1-2 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dreamed. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
Friends, there’s a Yoruba song that goes “Were l’oba mi se, were l’oba mi se…ohun ti mo ro pe ko sese, were l’oba mi se” (meaning God had suddenly done for me what I thought was impossible). I pray for you in the mighty name of Jesus that the God of suddenly will arise for you and put a new song in your mouth 🥳
May you begin to sing new songs of victory, triumph, and celebration in the mighty name of Jesus 🎉🎊🎈
Beloved, it does not matter if you have been singing songs like “Lord I cry unto thee 🎶 make haste unto me 🎤 give ear 👂 unto my voice when I cry unto thee 🥲
I pray for you in the mighty name of Jesus that going forward God will put a new song in your mouth 👄 and you will begin to sing songs like:
“I didn’t know you will honor me this way 🥳I didn’t know you will honor me this way o 🎉🎈🎊
“He has done it for me 🥳he has done it for me 🎉what my mother cannot do He has done it for me 🎊
“Come and join me sing HALLELUJAH 🥳
Jehovah Jireh has done me well 💃🎈🎊
“It shall be permanent, what the Lord has done for me, it shall be permanent” 🥳🎊🎉🎈
I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that Jehovah Jireh will do you well 🙏 May He open His good treasure unto you and bless the work of your hands 🙌 May He cause you to enjoy the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth 🌎 I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that the fountains of the deep shall burst open unto you and you will begin to enjoy the precious things put forth by the sun, the moon, the ancient mountains, and the lasting hills in the mighty name of Jesus 🙏
SING UNTO GOD EVEN IN A STRANGE LAND!!!
Beloved, you may be thinking “how can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?(Psalm 137:4)” Friends, I may not know what “strange land” you may be in but I do know that a merry heart does good like medicine while a broken spirit dries up the bones. THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH!
I pray in the mighty name of Jesus, that as you switch your countenance to that of celebration mode 🎊🎉🥳 and celebrate the King of kings, He will change the season of your life to that of celebration 🍾🎉🥳🎊🎈He will give you a new song of joy and triumph in Jesus’ mighty name! I pray that you will dance 💃 a new dance in the mighty name of Jesus 🕺
So put on your dancing 💃 🕺 shoes 👠 and continue to give God dance offerings. Trust me, He will be well pleased with your sacrifice of praise ESPECIALLY when you sing the Lord’s song from a strange land. Remain blessed in Jesus’ name. Let us sing 🥳
Song: I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord, I will sing to him a new song 🎉
Song: You are the source of my music, you are the song that I sing, you are the melody, you are the harmony, praise to your name I sing…you are the king of Kings, you are the Lord of Lords, you are the Prince of all prince, now I return to you the song that YOU GAVE TO ME, you are the song that I sing 🎊
Song: Celebrate Jesus, celebrate 🎈
PRAYER FOR YOU AS YOU CROSS OVER TO 2021
Psalm 86:17 Show me a token for good, that they which hate me may see it and be ashamed because you, Lord, have helped and comforted me.
Beloved, as you cross over to 2021, may God show you a token for good, that they which hate you may see it and be ashamed! May the God of comfort comfort all your waste places, make your wilderness like Eden and your dessert like the garden of the Lord 🙌
The Bible tells us that fire goes before the Lord to consume His enemies (Psalm 97:3)…
I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that the fire of God will go before you into this new year and consume everything that is not of God!!!
May you sing a new song of triumph in Jesus’ mighty name 🥳🎉🎊🎈