Natural Desires For Healthful Foods

This is not to say that nutrition has no place in our lives, but we are not to build our lives around it. As a person begins to eat from real hunger, he has a natural desire for more healthful foods.

To illustrate this, picture yourself on a camping trip. One day you decide to climb a big hill by the camp area. You begin early, and it takes a long time to get to the top. Every once in a while you stop to rest, and then you continue your climb. It is a beautiful, clear day. At the top, the view is breathtaking, and you spend quite a while admiring the view.

As you start down the hill, it is evening and you realize you haven’t eaten all day. When you finally get back to camp, you are really hungry. On one side are cookies, candy bars, and potato chips. On the other side is a pan with fresh fish frying, com on the cob, and maybe some fresh tomatoes. Which foods would you choose? Of course, the universal response is to choose the fish, com, etc.

We do this exercise in class to illustrate our natural desire for more healthful foods when we eat only from real hunger. It is all part of the perfect God given hunger response.
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