The Battle of the Bulge and Fads
Gluttony: the sin about which one rarely hears anything and about which we rarely speak. But it is sin. And, thanks be to God, in the blood of Christ, it too is covered and forgiven, but not as license for more gluttony. Here is how to lose weight: eat less, exercise more. The more weight you want to lose, exercise even more and eat even healthier. I’ve fought the battle of the bulge all my life and the only thing that ever has worked for me, or ever will, is eating healthily and eating moderately and exercising. God made our bodies to be used vigorously, every day. Our entire culture however encourages a cult-like devotion to rest and frankly laziness and gluttony. I know. I’m living proof of it. But we can all fight the battle of the bulge by healthy eating, moderate eating, and vigorous exercise daily. Fad diets will "work," for a time, but there are risks and down-sides. See this story on the dangers of Atkins. Of course it is unhealthy to stuff yourself with fatty foods and all protein, just as it is unhealthy to stuff yourself with unlimited carbs. The typical American diet is ridiculously high in fat, salt and sugar: empty, unhealthy and harmful calories. Prepackaged foods are loaded with this stuff. Bags of "snack" foods make it all too easy to fill up on junk. Consider the sugar-laced beverages that people guzzle as a matter of course: Coke, Pepsi and all their cousins, when water would do nicely. If you really want to have your eyes opened to the realities of American diet and lifestyle issues watch this movie: Super Size Me.