Thursday, December 18, 2008

God's Diet:A couple of years ago, I gave my first nutrition lecture at a Software company in Bangalore. I was nervous (as understandably it was my very first lecture) and there were a large audience. I started with a power point presentation of God’s Diet (believe it or not-this was actually sent as an email forward to my then “Boss”, who quickly converted it into slides for future use) and it broke the ice…The audience was in splits and I was happy that the message had gotten through to them without me having to deliver a ‘boring” lecture!!
I searched for the writer of this masterpiece and found it in John Mark Ministries website-so,I guess it must have originated there. Anyway, am again starting this blog with the very same piece. So, read on……

GOD created the earth and populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach and green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. And Satan created Mc……. And they brought forth the 99-cent double-cheeseburger. And Man gained pounds.

And God created the healthful yogurt, that woman might keep her figure that man found so fair. And Satan froze the yogurt, and he brought forth chocolate, nuts and brightly colored sprinkle candy to put on the yogurt. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "Try my crispy fresh salad." And Satan brought forth creamy dressings, bacon bits, and shredded cheese. And there was ice cream for dessert. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "I have sent your heart healthy vegetables and olive oil with which to cook them." And Satan brought forth fried chicken and steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained pounds, and his bad cholesterol went through the roof.

And God brought forth running shoes, and Man resolved to lose those extra pounds. And Satan brought forth cable TV with remote control and Man gained pounds.

And God brought forth the potato, a vegetable naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fat fried them. And he created sour cream dip also. And Man clutched his remote control and ate the potato chips swaddled in cholesterol. And Satan saw and said, "It is good." And Man went into cardiac arrest.

And God sighed, and created quadruple bypass surgery, angioplasties, and stents ... And Satan created Medical Insurance Companies . . . .

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