Daily Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #8 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.

“To care for your body, eat nutritious food.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit eat nutritious food today and until August 23.


“If we focus only on the nutritional and medicinal values of fruits, herbs, and vegetables we miss an important point. Fruits and vegetables are to be used with thanksgiving—in other words, for our enjoyment! Have you ever heard comments like: “Eat your peas now, then you can have dessert” or “You can go out and play after you finish your carrots.” Somehow statements like these associate vegetables with punishments, not with pleasure! I really enjoy Doctrine and Covenants 59:16–20, especially verses 18 and 19, where the Lord emphasizes:

““Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;

““Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.”

“It’s nice to know that between the extremes of eating-as-duty and eating-as-self-indulgence lies the Lord’s view—that eating is a pleasant necessity and an occasion for joy and thanksgiving.” – The Do’s in the Word of Wisdom by Lora Beth Larson

Links (all official church sites):

https://providentliving.lds.org/bc/providentliving/content/english/self-reliance/health/pdf/nutrition-and-diet.pdf?lang=eng – A specific page of the document mentioned later. It shows how to calculate how much of what you should eat each day, and includes a BMI calculator. Use it to find out how many servings of each food category to have. I’m writing down my findings on a sticky note that I will put somewhere. (Note: as mentioned in the starting post, not everything works for everyone. These are suggestions.)

https://providentliving.lds.org/self-reliance/health/nutrition-and-diet?lang=eng – A page full of information and links to specific topics

https://providentliving.lds.org/bc/providentliving/content/english/self-reliance/health/pdf/nutrition-and-diet.pdf?lang=eng – A document filled with useful nutritional information.

Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/

“What am I doing each day to care for my body?” – For the Strength of Youth

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