We have been talking about the diet industry and how much that has affected all of us and our relationship with dieting. It has almost forced us to diet. Whether it’s because of health or looks, the diet industry has put plenty of pressure on us to diet.
Is there cause for alarm? Should we be concerned about our weight? Here’s a quote from Paul in Romans 12:2 which says, “And be not conformed to this world.” Should we diet because the latest diet book says we should? Should we be formed into the world’s mold and conform to their way of dieting?
The medical experts are sure that obesity causes a multitude of health problems including early death. There are old people and fat people, but very few old fat people. It’s clear that obesity shortens life.
First, do you care about that at all? In other words, is long life something you are shooting for or are you just going to let God take you when it’s your turn? Second, if long life is something to which you aspire, are you going to do anything about it?