In the Bible in Daniel Chapter 1, it speaks of Daniel, Ananias, Misael, and Azarias, the children of Israel. These young men were “well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, acute in knowledge, and instructed in science” and there “was no blemish” in them. They were brought into the King’s palace by the chief eunuch to teach the King the learning of the tounge of the Chaldeans after the King of Babylon beseiged Jerusalem.
Now that you have a little backstory, let me get to my point. Daniel and his buddies didn’t want to be defiled by the King’s food and his wine, therefore he conducted a little challenge. His little game to avoid the defiling meat and wine was slick. He suggested that rather than the rich foods of meat and wine of the King’s table, that he and his buddies eat pulse and water for 10 days and see who was healthier. Pulse by webster’s definition is: the edible seeds of various leguminous crops (as peas, beans, or lentils). Malasar, the chief of the eunuch was afraid because he knew that if the King noticed that Daniel and his buddies were leaner ( in that day that meant unhealthier ) than his men, he would suspect ill treating of these fine men. Malasar, in spite of a possible death wish decided to trust Daniel in his plan.
The Bible tells us that “after ten days, their faces appeared fairer and fatter than all the children that ate of the king’s meat.”
Now, my goal is not to be fatter than the rich food eaters, but it is to be healthier and also fairer. I propose a little game. This game was called The Rice Diet, but has now been added to include beans aka pulse for protein. I propose that for 14 days, I eat nothing but pulse for lack of a better word. The diet is simple and whoever joins me is required to check in every day for 14 days and comment on this blog on how things are going.
Now, you may be asking “what can I drink?.” I’m sure that you don’t want to drink just water, so I have modified this diet to include natural type beverages. Basically, knock the sugary drinks out such as soda and you’ll be adhering to the diet. Personally, I still plan on sucking back my fair share of the sludge I call coffee, so you can do as you will, but NO soda!
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