Food Folly

Do you sometimes play the fool when it comes to food? Sure you have. We all have.

An ancient proverb states, “A person’s own folly leads to their ruin” (Proverbs 19:3). And, playing the fool with food leads to our ruin. It leads to obesity, heart trouble, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and their health complications.

We play the fool when we stock our cupboard and refrigerator with unhealthy processed weight inducing food. It becomes our “go to” food to satisfy our physical and emotional cravings.

We play the fool when we eat at fast food restaurants and eat a hamburger on processed white buns. And the fries and soft drink? Just go ahead and add on the pounds.

We play the fool when we eat at restaurants and eat unknown addictive additives which bring us back again and again.

We play the fool when we eat to make us feel better. The stressed eat to feel better. The depressed and anxious eat to get the temporary high that comes from sugary and salty foods. If we eat to salve our emotions, that’s foolish eating. Remember, the pain killer morphs into the pain producer. Always. Mark it down.

I was once addicted to Little Debbie’s. I felt that I had to have them to make me feel better. The fix was temporary. Now that I’ve broken that addiction by God’s help, I look back and shake my head on how foolish I was. On top of that, I’m a Type-1 insulin dependent diabetic. Amazing how foolish I was. 

We went to Publix today. The first thing you see is a huge, I mean HUGE display of Little Debbie’s. I’m proud to say that I was not tempted in the least to throw a box in our buggy as I once did. Ive been delivered! Thanks be to God.

It is better to deal with stress and emotional imbalances by going for a walk of just 15 minutes instead of eating junk like Little Debbie’s. A walk clears my mind and my emotions will dissipate.

We play the fool when we talk ourselves out of exercise or walking. What excuses do you use? “I don’t have time. I’m too tired. It’s too hot. It’s too cold. I’m too old. I don’t like to walk alone.”

Instead of playing the fool by making excuses when it comes to walking, check out this website on how each excuse is answered.

Don’t play the fool when it comes to healthy eating and exercise!

Instead of playing the fool, be smart and wise about food and exercise. “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper” (Proverbs 19:8).

When your hunger siren goes off, instead of taking unhealthy appetite suppressants, eat a small healthy salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing and sip on water throughout the day. Water puts out the appetite fire! That’s implementing food wisdom.Walking also kills appetite. When I walk or do the treadmill at the county gym, I come home with NO appetite. The last thing I want is food. Exercise is our body’s natural appetite suppressant. Understanding this prospers your health.

Are you playing the fool with food? You can be delivered by implementing these simple tips that I have listed and described.

“Sin shall no longer be your master. But thanks be to God, you have been set free from sin” (Romans 6:14,17,18).


Thanks for reading.