Hello Beloved! Welcome to week 4 of our 5 week journey, exploring how and why we feed our bodies. The first stop along our journey invited us to make a week long meal plan, representative of our current eating practices. At our second stop we reflected on our meal choices and made healthy substitutions. Whereas our third and fourth stops encouraged us to spice things up by eating the rainbow and diversifying our protein. This week's tip and call to action is to BALANCE.
We love the USDA's MyPlate Plan because it is intuitive, includes guidance to support your successful implementation and has a personal accountability mechanism built in! Once you get to the site, https://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlatePlan, follow these steps to get your personalized plan to ensure balance in your eating:
Step 1: Enter the requested biographical information in the fields. Click "Calculate My Food Plan".
Step 2: Use the recommended caloric intake to support your selection of a plan from the table at the bottom of the first page.
Step 3: Print a copy of your plan template.
Step 4: Complete the fields, following the guidelines and using some of the resources we've shared in this series.
Step 5: Eat well!
Step 6: Reflect on your faithfulness to your plan, each day.
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a daughter of God who believes that as we seek the truth of God's Word, and humble ourselves to live in agreement with it, that we will experience the transformation which allows us to enter wholistic wellness: spirit, soul and body. She is the Founder and President of EarthBasic and leads its Be-Held Community: a group of women seeking, living and being transformed by the truth of God’s Word together. She is excited about this addition to the Be-Held Community, which will provide loving, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of wholistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body, which will in turn equip them to bless the generations in their care.