Height:   Weight: Age:  
ft. in.  

Diets, Motivation, Nutrition, Exercise, Knowledge

Gluttony – The Forgotten Sin
©2003 Julie S. Rayburn

You have heard the scripture passage 1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are you not aware that you are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwells in you?" What people forget to mention is the verse that comes after that. "If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For the Temple of God is holy, and you are that temple." Pretty clear, don’t you think?

I don't normally present topics from this point of view, but I believe that this specific topic, obesity, bears looking at from all different angles. This just happens to be one that most people forget about. And it can be a powerful motivator if you have been wanting to do something about your weight but haven't had the extra push you needed to do it.

Food has become dangerous in our society today. With all of the chemicals added to processed foods, any food that is not natural has become very addictive! Once you are addicted to foods, you are headed for a downward spiral into the abyss of excess weight, discomforts, diseases, and gluttony.

Remember that gluttony is one of the 'seven deadly sins'. So what exactly is gluttony in todays world? If I had to pick one way to let people know that they have been indulging this particular sin, it would be a simple test. Look in the mirror. If you are carrying excess weight, you are probably indulging more than you should be.

I have been overweight and can attest to all of the self-loathing and self-hatred that goes on when you are overweight. Do you think that is the attitude that you should have towards the one thing that God gave you to go through this life with? We can't ask him, but I bet if we could he would say that we are to love our bodies. After all, they are the temple of God!

Not only is the attitude a problem when you are overweight, but also the job that you are asking your body to do! Picture someone you love very much. Now picture asking that person to do the worst thing imaginible! A job that they cannot possibly perform! Setting them up for failure! Would you do that to your spouse? Your children? Your parents? So why do we do it to our bodies?

If you decide to challenge yourself to a real weight loss program and sign up for Take Back Your Health, you will learn a lot of interesting things about your body. One of the main things that you will learn is that your body only has a certain capacity to process and digest food. Eating foods that your body cannot digest is asking it to do work that it cannot possibly perform! You are setting your body up for failure in so many ways. Failure of necessary operations within your body that will result in disease. Failure in your body's ability to lose weight.

So many people separate themselves from their body like it is an enemy of some sort. I used to do it! True healing can only come from loving your body and deciding to give it a job that it can do efficiently and successfully! Once you do this, your body will lose weight effortlessly and more quickly than you ever thought possible. Your body will show you what great things it is capable of if you are not fighting with it asking it essentially to fail!

You can avoid the pitfalls of excess weight by truly loving your body and giving it what it needs. The Take Back Your Health program teaches you how to give your body what it needs and will show you that you can learn to love your body even if you never have before! So if you have been putting off signing up for the Take Back Your Health program, don't put it off any longer! The information that you will learn in Volumes 1&2 of The Ultimate Weight Loss Manual will be all the information that you need to lose all the weight you want and to keep it off forever!

You are in the battle of good versus evil. Evil is what the foods of today do to your body. You need to be respectful and good to your temple. It is the only one you get!


Julie Rayburn is a Lifestyle Coach for Vitality Health and Fitness. Visit http://www.takebackyourhealth.org for great information and programs to help anyone who wants to lose weight and improve their health. Sign up for FREE newsletter, and receive FREE special reports about health and weight loss!

Come back often for the latest weight loss news, diets, and inspiration.

| Weight Loss Home | View the Weight Loss Articles | Downloads | Other Weight Loss Sites |

Copyright 2005, Internet Marketing Associates, Inc. All Rights Reserved