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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Exodus

Here is a fact: if you continue to be enslaved to food, then I promise that food will damage your body. Overeating is the number one cause of death and disease. How many eighty- or ninety-year-olds do you see who are overweight? Gorging yourself is killing your kidneys, liver, heart, and joints. It is straining your emotions, robbing you of happiness, and depressing you every day. It is enslavement, and I know you want out. We must dig deeper and find out how the God of the universe delivers and moves and thinks. Read the amazing book of Exodus and you will be moved by God’s power and His deliverance! He CAN restore your health and your body when you turn away from the enslavement of food. You do not want to miss YOUR exodus from obesity and dieting!
 
(Extracto del libro Rise Above, de Gwen Shamblin)


Death by knife and fork. Death by natural causes would be better. Living to old age and still being able to think and do for ourselves is a situation that we must create as best we can.

Enslavement is a terrible thing. Our situation is different however. We can end it ourselves.

6 comments:

  1. Every time I read (and I hate myself for reading them) a Fat Acceptance/Health at Any Size blog or essay, all the devotees have to share their personal anecdote of 300-lb. Great Aunt Tillie who lived to be 90 and "was never sick a day in her life" and ate all the lard-fried bacon she wanted and blah blah blah blahbitty blah. No one mentions that Tillie was probably confined to her house sitting in a smelly armchair for the last 30 years of her life (or in a nursing home where attendants had to roll her over and clean her bedsores). I always make it a point to reply that each of my parents smoked cigarettes for sixty years, yet neither of them developed lung cancer! Does that mean smoking is okay? No one ever has an answer for that.

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    1. It is a human tendency to find the one exception that seems to exonerate us from responsibility. It's like the seat belt law. People who don't want to wear seat belts will find the one accident where the person would have died had they had their seat belt on and been trapped in the car. They ignore the many lives that were saved through having had their seat belt on. I used to fight that attitude in high school students. The ones who made the worst grades would always have someone they told about who didn't graduate from high school and is now rich or owns their own company. I can find many more examples of failure among people who didn't graduate from high school. People want to cling to those things for some reason - I guess to rationalize. Take care.

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  2. I agree whole-heartedly!! Especially when you mentioned living to an old age and still being able to think for yourself.... I am a firm believer that putting good, whole foods into my body now and for the next 30 years will keep my body AND brain healthy!

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    1. Your body will certainly thank you for those whole foods through increased quality of life for all the years you have left. Be well.

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  3. Wow, you are so right, you just don't see that many people in their 80's and 90's overweight. I've never thought about that.

    Here's the thing you touch on that is 100% right - we all make choices. We can chose to eat ourselves into an early grave, or we can choose to eat in a way that properly fuels our amazing bodies.

    Thanks, as always, for cutting right to the heart of the matter!

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    1. We certainly do need to keep food in its proper perspective and use it wisely for its intended purpose. We want to be in our 90's and still driving and living independently. We have to do the things that will create that future for us today. Take care.

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