Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Daily Mail UK, reports on various Christian diet groups and plans. Christian Weigh Down, Thin Within, and Fit for Life Forever are a few that offer diet advice as well as support groups that explore why one overeats. Dr Elisabeth Weichselbaum, of the British Nutrition Foundation
…is much more impressed by the What Would Jesus Eat? diet, whose author, Dr Don Colbert, has identified a whole new angle on the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Colbert explains: ‘Jesus ate primarily natural foods in their natural states – lots of vegetables, especially beans and lentils. He would have eaten wheat bread, fruit, drunk a lot of water and also red wine. And he would only eat meat on special occasions, maybe once a month.’
‘This diet takes a very sensible approach,’ says Dr Weichselbaum. ‘The staple food would be bread, and food from plant sources, with moderate amounts of proteins.
‘This is exactly our advice – eat anything in moderation. It also recommends asking yourself: “Why am I eating this?” It makes you aware of what you consume and encourages you to think about it.’