An eating disorder is a sinful habit:





      

       In the above video the world's fattest man is glorified by making it into the record book and subsequently by becoming as it were, an Internet Circus freak who talks about going to work but is so overweight at 1260 pounds in 2006 he can't walk.

       He also talks about going to Church to do the Lord's work and witness for Him.

       Nice guy that he seems to be, Manual Uribe is practising hypocrisy whether he knows it or not, in presuming he can minister anything to anyone while gluttonizing food in his life and supposing himself some kind of celebrity. As long as anyone's sins are obvious as his sins, he is obviously not qualified to minister the Word of God.

       This is not to say we should all wait until we are perfected spiritually to witness to anyone, or that he should conceal his faith. But for him to suppose he can do the work of God is presumptuous.

       Now he is trying to set another world record by going the other way. He calls it his new lifestyle, in which he is breaking the world record for losing the most weight in the least amount of time. In this next video you should be able to see this whole thing has become a show as his kinfolk usher him around in his speciallyh equipped vehicle. Never mind that he is down to 570 pounds, he still is useless to society and himself and is good for nothing more than to make a few splashes with video's.



Now let's see if some good advice will help some of you who can't seem to control your intake of food.

       GOOD DIETING: Start with little servings. Leave the main portion on the stove. Instead of the server deciding the volume of food you shovel into your stomach, the decision is yours! TAKE CONTROL OF THE PORTION SET BEFORE YOU.

       STAY AWAY FROM RESTUARANTS. They choose your portions and people tend to eat what is set before them. The more you eat, the greater capacity you have to eat, and the heavier you will become.

       LEARN TO DO WHATEVER IT IS YOU DO WITHOUT EATING. Cross the hot blazing desert to the next thing you are going to do without carrying food, drink or snacks with you in any way.

       STAY AWAY FROM TELEVISION. There is no doubt the Devil is taking America captive by putting the chains of television addiction on our people. Sitting in front of a television set too long invites eating for pleasure. The potato chip type companies are not going to like for me to say their products are deadly, but they are.....not good for your circulatory system.

       GIVE SNACKS A BREAK OR THEY'LL BREAK YOU.

       This is the first of all good manners. LEARN TO PUT YOUR FORK AND SPOON DOWN otherwise, they can become shovels.

       LOOK INWARDLY FOR YOUR BODY TO TELL YOU WHEN YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH FOOD. Too much food makes you sluggish. Too little leaves you weak. This is the second of all good manners. (To eat with temperance whether you be in the sight of God or man.)

       EAT FOR FUEL, NOT FOR PLEASURE. Why store excess food in your body? Why tempt yourself to eat more by savoring food? This is how you are to measure your intake at every meal. Find out what works for you and write it down in a notebook where you can reference the information and plan it into a more healthy temperance.


       There are restuarants catering to gluttons. It is sad to know money lovers would be so concerned about the profit margin they would even consider creating an environment where gluttons could pig out.

       There is no need to store excess food in your body when you know it endangers your health. Leave excess food in the refrigerator or the cubboard where it belongs.

       Learn to look inside yourself and identify your body needs. When you desire a particular delicacy you know is loaded with caleries and is of little food value, LEAVE VANITY FOOD ALONE.

      

       Good manners were not invented to put on a show although teachers of etiquette will instruct you in the finer points if you wish to learn vanities of no eternal value.

       Etiquette is a show,... but good manners separate us from the animal nature we wear so sublimely even the best of us forget it at times.

       Scarfing down food is not healthy. You are inviting digestive disorders.

       Eat with good manners.

       The risk of choking on your food is much greater when food is attacked.


       If you fail to adhere to good dieting at breakfast, that's no excuse to go on a binge at lunch and dinner. Instead of letting discouragement rule you, COUNT YOUR CALERIES and cut back on your lunch and dinner caleries.

       Now, you're fighting back. You're doing damage control. "FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT OF THE FAITH" involves what you eat as well as what you say and do.

       If you are sluggish from overeating or weak from undereating, how can you expect maximum performance from your body? Your body is the vehicle God has given you to carry you through this life.


       You have to learn how to EXERCISE PROPERLY to keep your body tuned up.

       If you have a habit of looking for doctors to balance your health, perhaps it is improper dieting and lack of exercise. Overweight and underweight can cause numerous health problems.

       Doctors may not be inclined to point out how improper dieting is the source of your health problems if they can earn a down payment for their new Jaguar working on you. Many of them are serving two masters, you and the love of money. The Lord tells us: "NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS." You cannot serve God and food.

       Correct your weight problem and once your body has come back into its proper balance, you might discover to the greatness of your joy that the physical problems created by those deficiencies has gone away.

       Even good dieters have to eat at restuarants occasionally, so it is no sin for overweight folks to eat in restuarants. Here's the real problem. They're going to put too much food on your plate because they're in the business of selling food; so...its up to you to ORDER LESS TO EAT LESS. That's where styrofoam containers come in, but if you leave the restuarant with nothing in them; they are of no use to you.

       ORDER LESS TO EAT LESS, so long as you are not inclined to order more. If that doesn't work, order your food to go.

       ORDER CREATIVELY. Get your salad dressings on the side so you can dip into it rather than devour it all. Ask the waitress to provide you with small portions of salad dressing. Even in the minor details, ORDER LESS TO EAT LESS.

       FIND LOW CALERIE SUBSTITUTES: Horchata on ice is a tasty rice drink on the West Coast with very low caleries. It is a good substitute for high calerie milkshake cravings.

       READ THE LABELS. Everyone has a calerie level they need to function. FIND YOUR CALERIE LEVEL.

       Anything below 800 caleries a day will induce starvation, and no-one can function well while starving. If you are working hard, you will probably need at least 1500 caleries. If you are home bound or wheelchair bound, your calerie need is much less.

       If you are overweight, your calerie needs are higher, perhaps 2000 to 2500 depending on how much weight you are bearing up under and how much you are doing. Someone a hundred pounds overweight is like a person with no weight problem carrying an eighty pound backpack on their back all day. Can you imagine how strong you would be if you lost the excess weight you are carrying all day? Your heart would not have to work as hard.

       Here's the conclusion of the matter. We are all helpless. "GOD WORKS IN US TO WILL AND TO DO." No-one has bragging rights except God and he doesn't brag, so why should you?

       If you lost weight, what is there to brag about? You gluttonized it on, didn't you?

       The counsel of God in the Bible is: "LET ANOTHER PRAISE YOU." It's not spiritual to boast about losing weight. "PRIDE COMES BEFORE THE FALL," and you want to be a winner don't you?"

       Look inside yourself. Introspect. When you see or feel or know you do not have the will power to diet properly, ask the Lord for it.

       It's his to give, and yours to use while you nurture it. If you take the gift of willpower for granted with feasting, the Spirit of dieting will be quenched.

       America has its share of holidays for feasting. There's nothing wrong with a good feast done in the right spirit, but gluttony is always sin. Isn't it sad how Americans "pig out" on Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving? Those days were orginally intended to honor his birth, resurrection and all the good things he provides the earth.

       If you have a gluttony problem, AVOID SOCIALIZING OVER FOOD. Find something else to do on the holidays and those days when you are inclined to get together over food.

       Just as birds of a feather flock together, so do gluttons. "COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE," applies to overeating.

       Overweight people like to talk about food and brag about the weight they've supposedly lost; to make excuses to gluttonize all the more. There is a sort of self denial involved. A lying to one another. IF YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT, YOUR FELLOW GLUTTON IS NOT YOUR FRIEND unless the pounds are falling off. Let the scale be the judge. Put the numbers out. What's the big secret? A sure sign you do not intend to fast off excess pounds is your keeping the numbers to yourself. Tell your friends what you weigh. In this way, you're making yourself accountable to them when you feel the need to say you've lost weight. They will feel free to ask what you weigh now, so they can compare the numbers. It's all part of "CONFESS (YE) ONE TO ANOTHER." A Biblical principle of true spirituality.

       Bring out the scales when you have visitors. Invite them to watch you step on. Tell them your goal. "The next time you come here, I expect to be ten pounds lighter." When they come again, don't wait for them to ask you to bring the scales out. Bring them out. Hold yourself accountable. If you haven't lost a single pound, you have gained a mirror of your own weak will and lack of spirituality. In this way you succeed in humbling your pride and those who humble themselves shall be exalted. The Lord will see what you are doing, and will be more inclined to help you.

       Instead of bringing out the food when your visitors come, bring out fruit juice or lemon spiced tea and the good Book. Leave off the worldly Spirit quenching things and get involved in the spiritual things of preaching, praise and prayer.

       One of the Bible prayers for food consumption is: "LORD FEED ME WITH FOOD CONVENIENT FOR ME." You should pray that whether you have a weight problem or not.

       Jesus rebuked his disciple Peter saying, "GET BEHIND ME SATAN. YOU SAVOR THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD." When you are savoring good food in conversation with anyone, you are inviting Satan to tempt you to eat.

       If you're talking about a milkshake you savor, you've got to have the hamburger and fries to wash it down. If you don't have the will power to say no to the milkshake, you won't have the willpower to say no to what you like with it.

       Quit socializing over food. Stop socializing with people who talk about food. Quit entertaining your cravings.

       Dieting is a lifetime responsibility for everyone. "EVERY MAN IS TEMPTED, WHEN HE IS DRAWN AWAY OF HIS OWN LUST, AND ENTICED. THEN WHEN LUST HAS CONCEIVED, IT BRINGS FORTH SIN: AND SIN, WHEN IT IS FINISHED, BRINGS FORTH DEATH."

       If you over spend financially, you have to under spend to balance the books, don't you? That goes for the rich and the poor. The glutton overeats and is in need of under eating to bring the body back into balance.

       It is our spiritual responsibility to subdue our bodies in all things. We are to die to self. If we are not dying to self, we are willfully sinning; and "THE WAGES OF SIN ARE DEATH."

       May God help you pray for will power and not quench the spirit when it comes. Amen.

       If you were ministered to from this document, here is the list of dieting principles for you to print out if you wish to paste on the wall or carry with you:

DIETING IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY:



1. TAKE CONTROL OF THE PORTION SET BEFORE YOU.

2. LEARN TO PUT YOUR FORK AND SPOON DOWN.

3. LOOK INWARDLY FOR YOUR BODY TO TELL YOU WHEN YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH FOOD.

4. EAT FOR FUEL, NOT FOR PLEASURE.

5. PLAN AHEAD OF YOUR URGES.

6. STAY AWAY FROM RESTUARANTS.

7. IF YOU DO EAT OUT, ORDER CREATIVELY.

8. ASK FOR LESS TO EAT LESS.

9. COUNT YOUR CALERIES.

10. READ THE INGREDIENTS ON FOOD PACKAGES.

11. FIND YOUR CALERIE LEVEL.

12. LOCATE LOW CALERIE SUBSTITUTES.

13. AVOID SOCIALIZING OVER FOOD.

14. MAKE YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE.

15. EXERCISE PROPERLY.

16. PRAY FOR WILL POWER.