The Anatomy of Diet

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They said that you can’t buy happiness. I guess this one’s not always true.

Let me explain.

Food is my happiness.

I can buy food.

Therefore, I can buy happiness.

In one episode of Simpsons , Homer was running fast in fear of the premonition he perceived which says, DIE. It was a stormy night and he thought he could die really soon. The trees were shaking with the thunderstorm, trying to swallow him in the darkness. But, the sign was actually this:

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Uh-oh! It was the tree. Yes, res ipsa luquitor. Homer was known for his vices, and one of which is gluttony. Needless to state, he was afraid to die.

And, so are we. Well, at least most of us. Wittingly or unwittingly, we are slaves of our own flesh. But, Homer is a fiction. We are not. We really commit sins, and sins must be paid.

What is gluttony then?

Glut.ton.yis defined as excessive eating. It is synonymous with greediness.

In the Bible, this word is mentioned ejusdem generis with drunkenness. Therefore, it is unequivocal that a glutton is someone who eats more than he needs or eats excessively beyond what is healthy. Such behavior is considered sinful. Moreover, gluttony is presented as an on-going practice, if not a lifestyle. In other words, it is a continuing sin.

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” (Proverbs 23:20-21).

 


For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.”

 

The message is plain and simple. We have to love our health, our body, for this is the temple of God. Dieting is not just for aesthetics. It is in accord with the law of God. Taking care of His temple pleases Him.

Furthermore, the word diet has two origins:

(1) From the Latin word diaeta which literally means, manner of life; and (2) from the Greek word diaitastha or to lead one’s life.

Alright. Dieting is not and should not be a regimen, nor a work plan. It is a way of life. A LIFESTYLE everyone should acquire (ideally). It does not only make us healthy, or sexy, or fit, or good-looking. It is one way of obeying the mandate of God.To do otherwise displeases Him.

This is the anatomy of dieting. The one that goes beyond the ideal weight. The one that detoxifies the spirit.

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