Loading Events

Devotional, September 17

September 17 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am ADT

  • This event has passed.
View Calendar


Chapter 18 – Diet


#360. Unless the food is prepared in a wholesome, palatable manner, it cannot be converted into good blood, to build up the wasting tissues.—Testimonies for the Church 2:538. {HL 80.3}

#361. Many do not feel that this is a matter of duty, and hence they do not try to prepare food properly. This can be done in a simple, healthful, and easy manner, without the use of lard, butter, or flesh meats.—Testimonies for the Church 1:681. {HL 80.4}

#362. In every line of cooking the question which should be considered, is, How can the food be prepared in the most natural and inexpensive manner? And there should be careful study that the fragments of food left over from the table be not wasted.—Unpublished Testimonies, January 11, 1897. {HL 80.5}


#363. Hot raised bread of any kind is difficult of digestion.—The Review and Herald, May 8, 1883. {HL 80.6}

#364. Bread should never have the slightest taint of sourness. It should be cooked until it is most thoroughly done. Thus all softness and stickiness will be avoided…. Milk should not be used in place of water in bread making. All this is extra expense, and is not wholesome. If the bread thus made is allowed to stand over in warm weather, and is then broken open, there will frequently be seen long strings like cobwebs. Such bread soon causes fermentation to take place in the stomach…. Every housekeeper should feel it her duty to educate herself to make good sweet bread in the most inexpensive manner, and the family should refuse to have upon the table bread that is heavy and sour, for it is injurious.—Unpublished Testimonies, January 11, 1897. {HL 80.7}


  1. If you are not currently on a 2-meal/day plan, pick 2 days (between Wednesday and Saturday) to eat only 2 meals during the day, at least 5 hours apart, with no snacks between meals.
  2. Pick 3 days this week (between Wednesday and Saturday) to take 1 activated charcoal tablet/capsule each day. Log the exact day/time it was taken and the exact day/time you see it excreted in a bowel movement.
  3. Log your meals (“as is”) from Sunday, September 12th, to Sabbath (Saturday), September 18th:
    a) What you eat,
    b) How much of each thing you eat, and
    c) What time to what time you eat it.
  4. Test/adjust your new schedule to identify any areas where there may be room for improvement :-)
  5. Familiarize yourself with Cronometer (websiteiOSAndroid) your Fitness Watch (see the manual for details) & the VeryFitPro App (iOS / Android).


September 17
7:30 am - 8:00 am ADT
Event Categories: