Counsels On Diet and Foods -- Study Guide


Lesson 6—Regularity in Eating; Fasting; Extremes

A. Reading and Study Assignment: Counsels on Diet and Foods, pp. 173-213 CD-SG 18.1

B. Study Questions CD-SG 18.2

(Complete the quotations by filling in the missing word or words. Answer the questions by writing your answers in the appropriate blanks. The numbers in parentheses at the end of each question indicate the pages where the answers are found in the text.) CD-SG 18.3

1. “At ________________ time the stomach is in better condition to take care of more food than at the __________________ or ____________ meal of the day.” (P.173) CD-SG 18.4

2. Having eaten three meals, many feel that they must have a snack at bedtime. They complain of a feeling of faintness. What is often the reason for this? _________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ ________________________________ (P.174) CD-SG 18.5

3. ” The _______________ when we lie down to rest, should have its work all done, that it may enjoy ________________, as well as other portions of the body.” (P.175) CD-SG 18.6

4. What should be considered as pernicious violations of the laws of health?
a. _______________________________
b. ___________________________________ (P.175)
CD-SG 18.7

5. What particular foods are recommended as being most easily digested, if a third, evening meal is necessary? _________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ (P.176) CD-SG 18.8

6. Why do children come to the table unable to relish good food? __________________________________________ (P.180) CD-SG 18.9

7. What is the result of eating at all hours? _____________ ____________________________________ (P.182) CD-SG 18.10

8. How did man become debased and diseased? ____________ ___________________________________________ (P.185) CD-SG 18.11

9. “For certain things, ________________ and ____________ are recommended and appropriate. In the hand of God they are a means of ____________________ the heart and promoting a __________________ frame of mind.” (P.187, P.188) CD-SG 18.12

10. “The true fasting which should be recommended to all, is __________________ from every ________________ kind of food, and the proper use of ___________________________, ____________ food, which God has provided in abundance.” (P.188) CD-SG 18.13

11. “In many cases of sickness, the very best remedy is for the patient to ______________ for a _____________________ that the overworked organs of digestion may have an opportunity to ______________.” (P.189) CD-SG 18.14

12. Ellen G. White counsels against a prolonged fast. Why? _________________________________________________ (P.190) CD-SG 18.15

13. “When those who advocate _____________________ carry the matter to extremes, people are not to _______________, if they become disgusted.” (P.195) 14. What kind of diet is not recommended? ______________ ________________(P.196) CD-SG 19.1

15. “Those who understand the laws of health, and who are governed by ______________________, will shun the extremes, both of ________________ and of _________________.” (P.198) CD-SG 19.2

16. Explain why no one person can make himself a criterion for all in regard to health reform. ______________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _________________ (P.198) CD-SG 19.3

17. Will depriving ourselves of nourishing food make us more holy? ___________ (P.201) CD-SG 19.4

18. ” _________ reform becomes _____________ deform, a health destroyer, when it is carried to ___________.” (P.202) CD-SG 19.5

19. In presenting the gospel, whose opinions should be excluded? ______________ (P.209) CD-SG 19.6

20. ” The great backsliding upon health reform is because ____________ minds have handled it and carried it to such _________________ that it has _____________ in place of _________________ people to it.” (P.212) CD-SG 19.7

C. Thought and Discussion Questions CD-SG 19.8

1. Why was it necessary for Christ to fast nearly six weeks?

CD-SG 19.9

2. What are the dangers of extremes in diet?

CD-SG 19.10

3. Name some mistaken ideas of reform

CD-SG 19.11