Gen. 1:29 reads, 29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you.
God spoke it a as part of the blessing of dominion, procreation, regeneration and renewal of our beings and the earth’s resources.
The key categories in the Genesis diet are:
- Whole Grain
- Raw Seeds and Raw nuts
Eaten in right proportions they make our bodies function best.
Setting your Calorie Need
Most Food Guides leaves you to work out your daily calorific intake based on how you expend energy.
In the American Food Guide, the three calorie categories for Adults and teens are 1600 calories, 2200 calories and 2800 calories.
From the pyramid guide we learn further that 1,600 calories is about right for many sedentary women and some older adults. 2,200 calories is about right for most children, teenage girls, active women and many sedentary men. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may need more, the food guide says. 2,800 calories is said to be about right for many teenage boys, many active men, and some active women.
Sometime ago when I asked my doctor how many calories I need a day, he advised that 1,600 calories is what the Medical Community now takes as a good number to meet my physiological daily need as well as be on a downward trend in weight loss. Of course, he did not exclude meat but advised it be taken in small size with little or no fat in my meals. I followed his advice.
Other Western Food Guides, Canadian and British, compared to the Genesis Diet
- The Canadian diet, on the Government of Canada website, like the American falls short of the Genesis diet. It includes milk and meats in its recommended servings.
- Whereas the American and Canadian diets promote the inclusion of meat, fat and oil in our servings the Genesis diet has no meat, nor explicit oil or fat. The oil and fat within the Genesis diet comes from within the nuts, plant and their seeds in the natural form, not processed form.
- The British healthy food plate published by Public Health England recommends 8 tips for eating well, cutting down on saturated fats. They may be better tolerated for the some people than the usual high-calorie fattening American diet.
1. Base your meals on starchy foods
2. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
3. Eat more fish – including a portion of oily fish each week
4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar
5. Eat less salt, no more than 6g a day for adults
6. Get active and be a healthy weight
7. Don’t get thirsty
8. Don’t skip breakfast
Nonetheless, the British food plate promote foods high in fat/or sugar which suggests the source is from processed foods, again falling short of the Genesis diet.
Asian and African Diets
The typical Asian diet appears healthier than the American and European diets as the food plates and calories serving shows. The people appear generally more diminutive but their diet appears more plant based and closer to the Genesis diet which may promote more healthiness and longevity.
The proportion of servings in the African Diet is highly different depending on the region and country of Africa; whether it is rural or urban and whether there is good harvest or seasons of famine. Fruits and vegetables are generally abundant in wet regions, but food storage is poor.