The Hallelujah Diet
A Christian foundation for eating the way God intended.
Hallelujah! You've lost weight! Well, maybe after spending a few weeks on one of the first diets that combines religion with weight loss, you can look up to the heavenly skies and thank the powers that be for your new body and healthier self.
The Hallelujah Diet hails from Hallelujah Acres, a non-denominational Christian ministry that provides education, products, services and other resources to help people understand and practice God's ways to ultimate health. Rev. George Malkmus, Founder of Hallelujah Acres created the diet plan which attempts to teach healthy living from a biblical perspective.
The diet includes 85% raw food and 15% cooked food. Its predominance of raw food is built on the belief that the abundance of God's natural foods that are uncooked and unprocessed will not just stave away cravings and hunger but will also help to lead you to weight loss and a healthier you.
The mission at Hallelujah Acres is to teach people about God's natural laws for healing and health seemingly outlined in the Bible. The diet is supposed to show you how to attain and maintain optimal health while eliminating sickness and disease and to assist you in adopting a healthier lifestyle all from a biblical perspective. There is no set time for how long you are supposed to be on the diet. According to Hallelujah Acres: the longer, the better. And if eating this way will make a permanent place in your life, then Hallelujah for you!
- The Hallelujah Diet includes plenty of fresh vegetables which studies have long demonstrated their aid in weight loss and possible disease prevention
- Diet is very clean
- Plenty of support both online and offline including recipes, seminars, events and community support
- Combining religion with weight loss goals might be a great solution for individuals seeking to find additional meaning through their weight loss journey
- Vegan and vegetarian friendly
- The Hallelujah Diet is very strict for most people with its vegan and raw nature
- Combining religion with weight loss goals might turn some people off
- Adhering to The Hallelujah Diet for a sustained period of time might be difficult due to its restrictive eating plan
- May be too low in calories
The Hallelujah Diet is comprised of 85% raw food and 15% cooked foods. Salads, vegetable juices, and a small amount of fruit or fruit juices are the main staples.
One time each day, either lunch or dinner, you can consume one serving of a cooked vegetable or grain like a baked potato, brown rice, or some squash.You'll eat small amounts of oils and raw nuts three times per day before each meal, you'll drink one glass of BarleyMax (which is the diet's trademarked powdered juice made from organically grown barley leaves and organically grown alfalfa). It also includes vitamins, minerals, enzymes and chlorophyll.EXERCISE
Jesus walked the desert; you use the Fit10, a piece of exercise equipment that allows you to exercise in bursts of 10 minute using a combination of strength, cardio and flexibility exercises. There is also the Urban Rebounding System, which is a mini trampoline that you use three times a week for fifteen minutes a day. Both pieces of equipment can be purchased on the Hallelujah Acres website.CONCLUSION
Whether The Hallelujah Diet's usage of the Bible as its pillar for validity turns you on or off, the diet is without question a very clean, unprocessed, low-fat, low-calorie eating plan that could very well result in weight loss. It resembles more of a cleanse with the main staples being raw veggies and small amounts of grains, fats, and fruit. If you're a vegetarian, The Hallelujah Diet won’t be that much of a stretch for you to adopt. But if you're a meat-eating, dairy-drinking foodie, be prepared to undergo a radical shift in what you eat and how you eat.Common Misspellings
haleluyah, haleluya, hallelujiah, halelujah