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TWO ARE BETTER THAN THREE

“Our plain food, eaten twice a day, is enjoyed with a keen relish. We have no meat, cake, or any rich food upon our table. We use no lard, but in its place, milk, cream, and some butter. We have our food prepared with but little salt, and have dispensed with spices of all kinds. We breakfast at seven, and take our dinner at one. . . . I have within eight months lost twenty-five pounds of flesh. I am better without it. I have more strength than I have realized for years.” Spiritual Gifts vol. 4a, pp. 153, 154
  • Hana Kahleova -relation between meal timing/frequency and weight gain. A small crossover study showed body mass index (BMI) increasing as meals increased from two to six. Eating Two Larger Meals a Day (Breakfast and Lunch) is More Effective than Six Smaller Meals in a Reduced-Energy Regimen for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: a Randomized Crossover Study, Kahleova, H., Belinova, L., Malinska, H. et al. Diabetologia (2015) 58: 205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-014-34119

  • 50,660 individuals from the Adventist Health Study 2, all age 30 or older. Meal Frequency and Timing Are Associated with Changes in Body Mass Index in Adventist Health Study 2, Hana Kahleova et al, Journal of Nutrition, September 1, 2017, vol. 147 no. 9, 1722-1728

  • When and how often people eat and their BMI.

  • Monitored for an average period of seven years.

 

Principle 1— Regularity-You are WHAT and WHEN you eat


  • Choose the eating times for the two meals and stick to the schedule faithfully.

  • White’s household ate at 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. regularly for more than 40 years.

  • They apparently went to bed earlier than I do. I eat at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • These guidelines apply even if you are eating three meals a day.

 
"Regularity in eating is of vital importance. There should be a specified time for each meal. At this time, let everyone eat what the system requires, and then take nothing more until the next meal. There are many who eat when the system needs no food, at irregular intervals, and between meals, because they have not sufficient strength of will to resist inclination. When traveling, some are constantly nibbling if anything eatable is within their reach. This is very injurious. If travelers would eat regularly of food that is simple and nutritious, they would not feel so great weariness, nor suffer so much from sickness.” The Ministry of Healing, 303, 304
 

Principle 2—Gap time:


  • There should be at least five hours between your first and second meals.

“In many cases the faintness that leads to a desire for food is felt because the digestive organs have been too severely taxed during the day. After disposing of one meal, the digestive organs need rest. At least five or six hours should intervene between the meals.” MH 304
 

Principle 3—No snack time:


  • Healthy snacks” is an oxymoron. Big Pharma, uncaring health professionals, and the food industries push “healthy snacks.”

  • Extra money in their pockets

 
"Three meals a day and nothing between meals — not even an apple — should be the utmost limit of indulgence. Those who go further violate nature’s laws and will suffer the penalty.” The Review and Herald, May 8, 1883 {CDF182.4}
“Man lives on one quarter of what he eats. On the other three quarters lives his doctor.” Inscription on an Egyptian Pyramid, 3800 BC Fasting and Eating for Health, p. 24
  • Breakfast like a KING

  • Lunch like a PRINCE

  • Supper like a PAUPER (POOR MAN)

 

Principle 4—night time rest:


  • Just like you, your stomach needs—and deserves—a good night’s rest.

  • Your last meal should be four to five hours before your bedtime. New IF research shows that the daily overnight fast of 15-19 hours restores blood sugar levels to normal. Food remaining in the stomach during the night causes the stomach to work the night shift and forfeit its needed rest.

“Many indulge in the pernicious habit of eating just before sleeping hours. They may have taken three regular meals; yet because they feel a sense of faintness, as though hungry, will eat a lunch or fourth meal. By indulging this wrong practice, it has become a habit, and they feel as though they could not sleep without taking a lunch before retiring. In many cases, the cause of this faintness is because the digestive organs have been already too severely taxed through the day in disposing of unwholesome food forced upon the stomach too frequently, and in too great quantities. The digestive organs thus taxed become weary, and need a period of entire rest from labor to recover their exhausted energies. A second meal should never be eaten until the stomach has had time to rest from the labor of digesting the preceding meal. If a third meal be eaten at all, it should be light, and several hours before going to bed.” {CDF 174.1}
 

Principle 5—Eat simply:

  • Treat yourself to several simple foods at each meal. Sliced tomatoes, corn on the cob, black beans on brown rice—these will do more glorious good than many of the complex and refined products we purchase, with their additives and lab-designed colors for preservation and attraction. Some ingredient lists have 15-20 substances!

  • Eat delicious; eat simple; eat whole foods whole.

“The more the appetite is indulged, the more will be its clamors for gratification....The remedy such require, is to eat less frequently and less liberally, and be satisfied with plain, simple food, eating twice, or, at most, three times a day.” CDF 175.2
 


Principle 6—drinking time—water, that is:

  • Your body probably needs more fluid than your thirst cravings tell you. Work your thirst out with water: drink two glasses upon arising; drain six to eight glasses down during the day in between your two meals.

“Thirst quenching sodas” will give you at least 10 teaspoons of sugar and other chemicals per bottle.
“Ice water or ice lemonade, taken with meals, will arrest digestion until the system has imparted sufficient warmth to the stomach to enable it to take up its work again…The more liquid there is taken into the stomach with the meals, the more difficult it is for the food to digest; for the liquid must first be absorbed.” CDF p.106

Principle 7—walking time:

  • Exercise will help your digestion; a short, relaxed walk—not a sprint— after a meal is especially helpful.

“…a short walk after a meal, with the head erect and the shoulders back, exercising moderately, is a great benefit.” CDF p.104
“It is quite a common custom with people of the world to eat three times a day, besides eating at irregular intervals between meals; and the last meal is generally the most hearty, and is often taken just before retiring. This is reversing the natural order; a hearty meal should never be taken so late in the day. Should these persons change their practice, and eat but two meals a day, and nothing between meals, not even an apple, a nut, or any kind of fruit, the result would be seen in a good appetite and greatly improved health. The Review and Herald, July 29, 1884 {CDF 181.4}
"It is quite a common custom with people of the world to eat three times a day, besides eating at irregular intervals between meals; and the last meal is generally the most hearty, and is often taken just before retiring. This is reversing the natural order; a hearty meal should never be taken so late in the day. Should these persons change their practice, and eat but two meals a day, and nothing between meals, not even an apple, a nut, or any kind of fruit, the result would be seen in a good appetite and greatly improved health. The Review and Herald, July 29, 1884 {CDF 181.4}

 

HgA1c

Weight (lbs.)

​Date

196

2/2016

6.6

188

6/1/2016

6.1

180

9/2016

5.8

178

1/2017

5.4

166

7/2017

NO MORE MEDICATIONS!


 

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Romans 12: 1-2

 

“Blessed art thou, O land, when …thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!”
Ecclesiastes 10:17



 

“The diet reform should be progressive” 7T135








ELLEN G. WHITE AND

INTERMITTENT FASTING

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If Seventh-day Adventists practiced what they profess to believe, if they were sincere health reformers, they would indeed be a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to [men and women].” Counsels on Health p. 575.

“Always bear in mind that if you would give it a trial, you would find that two meals are better than three.Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 173

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