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Unfortunate Facts About the Standard American Diet


The Standard American Diet, also referred to as SAD – talk about fitting – is unfortunately made up of the most common eating habits in the country. Instead of opting for the healthy, organic choices provided by God himself, those following SAD depend on unnatural, unhealthy processed options made with harmful ingredients that deteriorate overall health and well-being. These same individuals are not only relying on fast food for fuel, but they’re also eating substantial portion sizes that increase their risk for developing chronic conditions, wrecking their immune systems and gaining unnecessary weight.

The Truth About SAD
The Standard American Diet is comprised of a variety of elements that make it so dangerous. What’s worse, is most people following these eating habits are hurting their bodies three or more times a day, per each meal they consume. Here’s what makes the SAD so harmful:

  • It’s high in animal fats.
  • It’s high in saturated, hydrogenated and trans fats.
  • It’s high in processed ingredients.
  • It’s low in fiber.
  • It’s low in complex carbohydrates.
  • It’s low in natural, plant-based choices.

With these elements, Americans can’t expected to get any of the vitamins, minerals and necessary nutrients they need to live long, healthy lives.

The Standard American Diet leads to obesity.The Standard American Diet leads to obesity.

Conditions Acquired From Following SAD
Think about America’s current health care system. So much money is spent on cancer research, treating patients and giving them prescribed medications to get better, while these sick individuals are continuing to ruin their bodies with SAD foods. If more people fueled their bodies with the natural, organic sustenance that derives from plant-based eating habits, they’d be less likely to develop:

  • Obesity.
  • Hypoglycemia.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Negative oral conditions.
  • Heart disease and stroke.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Depression.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Acne.
  • Fatigue.
  • Poor eyesight.
  • Severe allergies and sinus issues.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Certain cancers.

Sadly, the list goes on, but that should be enough proof for you to understand just how harmful America’s standard eating habits are.

Foods to Avoid
To experience maximum health and wellness, we recommend following a plant-based diet that’s rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients from the natural sustenance provided by God. Eliminating the following foods from your eating habits will reduce your risk for developing the previously mentioned conditions and diseases and improve your overall health and longevity:

1. Animal sources – Dairy products and meats have no dietary fiber. They’re also acidic and contain antibiotics, which can cause hormone imbalances. Animal fat found in meat and pasteurized milk increases blood pressure, which could increase heart attack and stroke risk.

“Sugars are known to completely compromise the immune system. “

2. Refined sugars – Sugars are known to completely compromise the immune system. They offer no nutritional benefit whatsoever as they have no enzymes, vitamins, minerals or fiber. They are extremely acidic, deplete your body’s resources and cause weight gain when consumed.

3. Refined grains – Refined grains lack the mineral-rich bran and vitamin-rich germ, reducing their nutritional content and making it easy to  over consume them, causing weight gain and constipation.

Trusting in God and Following the Hallelujah Diet
At the end of the day, health is a matter of choice. Your body is going to grow and thrive successfully based on how you treat it. You’re given many choices in life, and by taking the best route you will instill your true destiny.

Deuteronomy 30:19 – “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”

God has given all of us the opportunity to choose our own fate in life. When you take control of the way you eat, refusing to follow today’s common dietary habits and instead trust in Him and all He’s provided, you’re fueling your body to live your healthiest, fulfilling life. Not only will you notice your body looking and feeling better, but any physical problems you may live with will subside.

If you’re not already following the Hallelujah Diet, now’s a great time to give it a try. Dozens upon dozens of Americans have made the change in their life and noticed a significant difference, then shared their stories of restored life with us. Look through our database of testimonies for motivation and inspiration to take back control and live your life to the fullest.


  1. The testimonies speak for themselves when researching and considering transitioning to a plant-based diet. There are numerous instances of cases where people have experienced amazing improvements in their health by merely making the dietary changes and making sure to fuel their bodies with the proper nutrition.

    Hallelujah Diet Health Ministers are a perfect example. Most of them have an incredible testimony to share. They feel compelled to teach others after seeing what changing your diet and lifestyle will do for you.

    There is more and more evidence every day that what we feed our bodies can determine our immediate and long-term health.

  2. The more i readed it was nothing but the truth with the sad diet. The list of illness that it cause in our bodies. Im reminding of what the scripture say about our bodies being the temple of the Holy Spirit. We have heard of great stories from people that start the HD lifestyle and some of their illness have either cleared up or they are starting to feel better. I like where the blog say trusting in God and following the HD Diet. We have choices we can make its left up to us to follow and obey. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the scripture Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  3. Carolyn B, Calhoun November 8, 2017

    It’s ALL about the choices we make. Stay with the SAD diet and potentially destroy your health…or use wisdom and go to a plant based diet. It is that simple! Thanks for the information

  4. Much more important than any individual’s health, is the health of the entire EARTH. As custodians of the earth, there is nothing that can preserve the health of the planet nearly as much as reducing or even better, eliminating animals as food. God would not want his creatures treated so horribly, as well. Plant-based is unquestionably the best of all worlds!

  5. Thanks for this article. It really helps to explain the importance of a healthy diet.

  6. Annette Whitworth September 17, 2019

    After reading this it helps to know that we need to watch what we eat. Very important stuff they listed. If we want to eat healthier I think the HA diet would be a good ideal. Its a choice that we must make. Thanks again as it spoke in the book of Deuteronomy choice life…

  7. Our health care system needs to look at the root cause of poor health. It is sad that so much money is spent on cancer research, treating patients and giving them prescribed medications to get better, while these sick individuals are continuing to ruin their bodies with SAD foods.
    It would be great if people were taught natural, organic food that comes from plants is what helps give the body the nutrition it needs to promote good health.

  8. Jesus diet for your sins!

  9. What about Ghee (clarified butter)? Is Ghee healthy or not? It has saturated fat and comes from an animal source, yet is often considered a healthy food.

    • Melody Hord August 27, 2021

      Hi Tim, As you probably know, Hallelujah Diet bases their diet on Genesis 1:29 where God gave man plants to eat, not animal products. However, this may surprise many people, but in Rhonda’s first recipe book for Hallelujah Diet, there is a food pyramid. At the very top of it, you see that Hallelujah Diet allows butter to be eaten sparingly.
      By this, it shows Hallelujah Diet does not consider butter a primary healthy food as other diets do. It also shows that a very small amount would be OK. However, the Hallelujah Diet is not for everyone, so if butter has helped others, then that is wonderful!

  10. Many people notice an improvement in their health when they follow the Hallelujah Diet. It provides the good nutrition the body needs to function as it was designed. Many adults do not know how to eat healthy because their parents did not teach them. I appreciate all the free information Hallelujah Diet provides.

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