As a blogger, I share snippets of my life as I write. Today I think you will have a clearer view of who we are. I’m so pleased to have my husband Jim writing on the blog today. Jim does a lot of things behind the scene’s at My Plant-Based Family from eating recipe experiments that didn’t quite work, to editing, and now writing.
Please welcome Jim!
You’re driving home from work, the whole way home you are tempted by fast food places advertising horribly unhealthy yet appealing items such as burgers, fries, tacos, burritos, pizza… you name it, I know better… but I’m still tempted. So what do you do? I’m reminded of a line from a movie “you’re cheating on your wife with fast food”, or something like that.
Hi, I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Jim. You obviously already know my wonderful wife and you know many of My Plant-Based Family’s stories but as my beloved has mentioned, I’ll be contributing much more to the BLOG going forward.
Wanting to honor God and honor my wife
OK, so here’s what I do, I’m reminded that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I want to honor God by stewarding my body and my health by taking care of what he has given me. I also want to honor my wife and do what I can to plan for a healthy life going forward, sometimes I eat in a very healthy manner, like the following:
Daily Meals (what I should be eating)
Vega One shake for breakfast
A 5 Cup serving of an assortment of colorful vegetables and fruit for lunch
Some awesome meal that my wife has created for dinner
For snacks, I’ll eat apples or carrots or something similar
If you choose a low nutrient meal once in a while, that’s OK, just don’t let it get out of hand
I can eat this way for weeks, but let’s just say that I give into temptation on a Friday night… unfortunately, I don’t usually have a single bad meal, it’s usually a series of bad meals, but then on Monday I’m back on the straight and narrow. So I guess what I’m saying is that it’s OK every once in a while to choose a nutrient poor meal but make sure that you help yourself by putting in safeguards that will help you bounce back from the nutrient poor meal. You could prepare your next meal ahead of time or you could also plan a fast right after the nutrient poor meal, either of these could help curb your temptation for nutrient poor food.
What about you? Are you ever tempted? How do you handle it?
A quick note: Jim is not vegan but mostly sticks to a plant-based diet and eat’s vegan most of the time. You can read Jim’s weight loss story here.