Preparations for your food choices during a ‘significant event’ that costs you not a single cent.
With all of the warning signs; political unrest, threat of war, drought, severe weather, financial instability and prophesy fulfillment it’s way past time to prepare ourselves for hard times.
One of the ways we can prepare ourselves and families for a significant event is by restructuring our food and eating habits.
Decaffeinate yourself. Reduce the amount of caffeine in your life now. Begin with a 50/50 blend of decaf/caffeinated coffee. Drive right on by those convenient, tempting Starbucks you will not have a single drop of “fluff” or “designer” lattes available during hard times. Who want’s to be suffering a caffeine-withdrawal-migraine with not even a single Tylenol around? Not me, those headaches are brutal!
No sugar and creme for me please. Creme or milk for our growing children will be at a premium, not to be wasted in morning coffee.
Get used to less sugar. Sugar or fructose is in nearly everything. Hot dogs, gum, cereal, milk, package foods, soups and so much more. Sweetener will be rare as well as a luxury item for sure during hard times. Dentists for sugar-induced cavities will be exceedingly expensive, if you can find one.
Plant a few fruit trees or berry vines. Experience the fun of gardening and growing your own food sources. Best to plant now, the fruit trees need time.
Errands? Park the furthest you can from the stores entrance. Get exercising in small increments, taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Walking the kids to school rather than driving them and then jog yourself home. There probably will not be fuel for our vehicles after a major disaster, or roads passable. Get acquainted with a bicycle, those peddling muscles haven’t had a workout for a while, and sore muscles without hot water or anti-inflammatories are a real drag.
Fast food, what are you kidding? They will be closed, shut down, Jurassic. So stop your high-fat cravings now while you can withdraw gradually, but make sure you’re decreasing your intake as you taper off. Forget binging on fries or sodas, you’re cutting back. Remind yourself you are doing this to help you and your family.
Gotta love those veggies! There’s something that can be homegrown, save your seeds. Research now while you have that handy internet how to dry your foods for seeds and which vegetables grow best among each other; companion planting.
No sauces, no dips, no salt. Enjoy your food raw and “unadorned” the way nature intended it. Again, if the family is addicted to the flavor sauces, time to taper now.
Again, while we have that all-purpose internet, study herbs that are indigenous to your state/area. Get familiar with natural remedies for ailments because the neighborhood drug store will either be closed, rioted, or with a severely depleted inventory.
Our families will be traumatized enough just from the shock of the event, it’s time we find a new comfort food that will be available which will mean one less adjustment to struggle through.
Not only are you “prepping” in a positive manner, but the fantastic side effect is that you and your family are eating healthier. You will find new energy reserves probably never before discovered while reducing the need for medical attention.
Need the safety and joy of eternal salvation? I can’t imagine going through what we will be going through without His help and protection. Pray aloud:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I am a sinner that needs forgiveness and I ask You to forgive me. I believe You are Savior and Lord Who Shed Your Blood and died for my sins to be forgiven, and rose from the dead; You live forever. I turn from (repent) my sins and invite You Jesus Christ of Nazareth to come into my heart and life as Savior and Lord. Please, help me to glorify You in all I say and do. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and personal Savior. In the all powerful Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray. Amen.