A little over three weeks ago, I began following a diet that claims to “reset” a person’s blood sugar. It is called the 8-week blood sugar diet. Eight hundred calories a day; zero or few refined carbs; zero refined sugar. Here is the website for it if you want to know more:
Of course, as with any major change in diet, especially in this case if you are diabetic, you should consult with your physician. There is information on his website to take to your doctor.
Anyway, I got the book and watched some videos, and I have to tell you, all in all I am impressed so far. The doctor who wrote the book is a research junkie – I LOVE IT. And, of course, if you are going to be recommending huge life changes for your patients, you SHOULD be a research junkie. He has done his research.
There are many myths believed by the American public for many years – me included – that this doctor dispels. Here are a few: breakfast is the most important meal (NO); people who lose weight slowly are more likely to keep it off (NO); low-fat, high-carb is the best way to lose weight (NO); coconut oil is better than olive oil for you (NO).
Critical thinking seems to have gone by the wayside. We often blindly follow those we think are right or those we have heard are right or those who seem to make sense to us. Many Christians through the years have touted “blind faith”. But the Bible in no way suggests you should blindly follow Jesus.
“The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
Count the cost. The words in Luke 14:28-30 are Jesus’ own words in reference to the cost of being one of his disciples or following him. You can not count the cost and be blind or obtuse. (I think of the cartoon Pinky and the Brain here – just saying. Although Pinky is not in this clip, had to put this here: Brain). Jesus wants us to be able to critically think of the implications, costs, and consequences of following him. And then choose. Read the full passage here:
I love critical thinkers. Dr. Mosley appears to have critically thought and researched/ studied diets in America and what has led to the current crisis of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and come up with a diet that works against those issues. You’ll have to read the book, though, and/or the website, and come to your own critically thought out conclusions.