Jan 16

011609 Dinner Unfinished

I started eating at 8:42pm and finished at 9:32pm. So my brain told me I was full before I finished my dinner. I confess that I have eaten 3 pieces of salmon and twice the rice in one sitting easy.

That is when I ate fast and no it doesn’t make a difference where the food is cold or not. I like salmon and rice cold also. It’s kind of like a salad. I heard about this somewhere before.

18. Slow down when you eat. Take smaller bits and chew longer or take a bite and go and do some thing. From the time you start eating it take the brain 20 minutes before it starts sending feelings that you are full.

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4 Responses to “Slow Down When You Eat”

  1. 1. Primitive Christianity Says:

    Don’t forget the exercise! I have a basement I was digging by hand (before winter came on), and while working on that a few hours every day I could eat voraciously and not gain weight!

  2. 2. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Mike; When a person is younger there have a high metabolic rate. They can be very intemperance in their eating and it doesn’t show on their waist line. As people grow older their metabolic rate slows down and the food doesn’t all burn off and they become over weight. Some exercise to burn more calories so they can continue to be intemperance in there eating but God has a better program.

    Over the last three years I have been moving toward the position where I would hold we only need to eat what is necessary. I am not saying we can’t enjoy our food or eat for pleasure, but I would hold as Wesley did that our joy must not depend on the pleasure we receive from eating food. In other words our joy should not be effected by where we do or don’t eat foods that bring us pleasure.

    The Bible clearly teaches temperance in eating. Young people need to learn to gain the victory over food before they have to deal with the weight issues that metabolic changes bring.

    We are to eat and drink to the glory of God (1Cor 10:13). We are to add temperance to our Christian experience and if we lack temperance and are not moving in the direction to gain that fruit of the Spirit we are “blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins” (2Pet 1:9).

    It is a bad testimony to be over weight unless you have hypothyroidism. As Christians we must have temperance and moderation (Phi 4:5) in all things but sin.

  3. 3. Cristianismo Primitivo Says:

    I appreciate what you say about having temperance when young. I should clarify that what I said about “eating voraciously” while digging the basement was not meant to glory in eating like a pig. I too have come to a slower metabolism in the last couple of years, and have had to cut back on eating when not working hard. Lately, I have been working more sedentary work, sitting in front of a computer screen.

    God did not design the human body to sit all day in a chair, working at a desk or driving a vehicle, without any exercise. To keep from gaining weight, we should add some good exercise every day, as well as watching our food intake.

    Laziness and gluttony go hand in hand many times.

  4. 4. Bob Mutch Says:

    Hi Mike; I think we need to learn to not eat more than we need to eat. Those that go to the buffet and eat 2 and some times 3 heaping full plates of food are living after the flesh. The body doesn’t require those kinds of calories.

    The concept that we have liberty to eat as much as we want as long as it doesn’t causes us to gain weight is faulty. Those that exercise just so they can eat more are also living after the flesh.

    Over eating and unhealthy eating is why there are so many over weight Christians. The foundational problem is allowing children and young people to over eat just because they are not gaining weight.

    This will catch up with them sooner or later and they will find themselves 40 or 50 pounds (or worse) over weight and trying to gain the victory over food.

    The time to learn temperance is when you are young not after you are 40 to 50 pounds over weight in in your 30’s or 40’s.

    I think it would bring more glory to God to undo the top button and wear short sleeves but get rid of the belly fat.

    For me I am determined by the grace of God to keep my top button done up, continue to wear long sleeves, but to get rid of my 30 to 40 pounds of unhealthy belly fat.

    I am all for plain clothes and plain living but I am also for temperance. I have not been temperance in food but by the grace of God I am moving that way and at the same time dealing with the belly fat. Pray for me!

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