America is FAT
by Brian Price 8/1/2011

"As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge." - Jeremiah 5:27-28
America is fat. Our country is fat because we are blessed by God (but mostly because we all are just plain gluttons). We are blessed by God because we once were a Christian nation. And in some respects, we still are somewhat. But Christianity is fast becoming a thing of the past. We now embrace humanism, atheism, and everything else but Christianity.

I've lived in Germany for 8 years, and I have seen 9 different countries, including Israel. I can honestly say that America has the fattest people, percentage-wise. Granted, I have seen fat people everywhere that I have been, but not in such a majority.

But why? Why are we so fat? The reason is because of God's blessings, and because we are gluttons!

"...when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses. They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbor's wife." - Jeremiah 5:7b-8
Notice God said that when he had fed them (the Jews) to the full, they committed adultery. Hmmm. Does anyone notice a connection?

Is it any wonder that America is not just a fat country, but we are probably the most adulterous country as well?

If I were to go out into the street and interview 100 women and ask them if their husbands had ever looked at pornography, or gone to a stip club, or had ever cheated during their entire marriage, I imagine that every single one of those wives would tell me, "Oh of course!"

Just take a look at these astounding statistics:

"* At 13.3 billion, the 2006 revenues of the sex and porn industry in the U.S. are bigger than the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball combined. Worldwide sex industry sales for 2006 are reported to be 97 billion. To put this in perspective, Microsoft, who sells the operating system used on most of the computers in the world (in addition to other software) reported sales of 44.8 billion in 2006. Internet Filter Review

* 47% percent of families said pornography is a problem in their home. Focus on the Family Poll, October 1, 2003.

* One in 4 American adults surveyed in 2002 admitted to seeing an x-rated movie in the last year. National Opinion Research Letter

* Hollywood currently releases 11,000 adult movies per year – more than 20 times the mainstream movie production. LA Times Magazine, 2002."

These stats can be found at http://www.blazinggrace.org/cms/bg/pornstats

America is adulterous!

But I did not intend to make this article a bashing party on adulterers. Granted, all of us have committed sexual immorality at one point in our life or another. But that's not the main reason for this article. I actually wrote this article to address our problem with obesity.

You see, unless you have a real serious health issue, there is really no good excuse for why you are fat.

"But I have a thyroid problem."

"You don't understand. I can't lose weight."

"If I breathe, I get fat."

"This is who I am and people have to accept me."

Okay, I hear you. But come on. Let's be honest with ourselves. Who on earth wants a spouse who is 300 lbs?

Maybe some people do. Hey, if that floats your boat, move on to another article. But if you are like me who is really concerned about our obesity problem, please continue reading.

MEN's HEALTH made this statement (I absolutely love it). They said:

"[A wrong headed idea was passed along decades ago], 'Eating fat makes you fat.' Wrong. Eating fat won’t make you fat, any more than eating money will make you rich. Calories make you fat..." 20 Habits that Make You Fat
I hear the media and people in general bashing the fast food restaraunts and fat saturated diets all the time.

They blame everything BUT the PERSON for America being fat.

I saw the craziest thing today. And I know you have seen it too. Or maybe you do it! But this lady, about middle aged, was walking in the grocery store towards the refrigerator, reached in, and grabbed a DIET DR. PEPPER. Can somebody PLEASE tell me what in the world is a DIET Dr. Pepper going to do to help you lose weight?

I mean, COME ON. Do you really think you can eat 3 full meals per day, plus snack and drink, and eat desserts, and think that a Diet Dr. Pepper is going to help you lose weight? I am no Nutritionist, nor a Dietician, nor a Doctor. But, I am a Christian with some real convictions about food. I am totally liberal when it comes to food. I'll eat a horse (literally). I'll eat a cow. I'll eat a dog. I don't care. God said in scripture, "EVERY MOVING THING that liveth shall be meat for you: even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat." - Genesis 9:3-4

Buddy, if God says you and me can eat anything that moves, you can bet your pea pickin' soul that I am going to eat WHATEVER I WANT.

"So what's your point?"

Eating fat does not make you fat.... Eating food in general makes you fat. Lose some weight! I believe in loving your spouse as you love yourself. I believe in doing for others what you would have them do for you.

I want a beautiful wife. Hands down. I used to think in my youth that I could not ever get a beautiful girlfriend, or wife, or whatever. I thought my skinny ugly frame was doomed to be with a girl who I was not at all attracted to. WHY DID I THINK THAT? I don't know. Do you think the same way? Do you think you are doomed to have an unattractive mate?

Please don't get me wrong here. The Bible clearly says that "...favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." - Proverbs 31. When it comes to beauty, the fear of the LORD always trumps that card! Looks are not everything. And besides, good looks on ANYBODY always fade in time.

But heck. If you are a 25 year old single woman, or man; don't you want to think that you could have a handsome, or beautiful spouse someday? Why not?

I sometimes wish I had that 300 pound body that I see some guys have; just so I could take on the challenge of losing all that weight for my beautiful wife! I don't know about you, but my wife deserves to have a man that looks nice, smells nice, dresses nice, etc. Do you think your spouse deserves that?

Love gives. Love cares about the other person. I don't want my wife to have some fat, lazy, low-libido husband. I want her to have the exact opposite. I'm still young for crying out loud! Maybe when I'm 70, I'll have an excuse. But not while I still have my strength.

This is not a brag session, nor an opportunity for me to praise myself for ANYTHING. But God has put it in my heart to preach about this subject simply because I want to help other people get on the bandwagon so they can have a happy life!

Let's get right down to it:

Do you want a spouse that looks good?

Well then YOU have to be willing to go the same distance as them. I mean, time after time, after time, after time, have I seen it where there is some BEAUTIFUL woman with all the right accessories, and GUESS WHO IS WITH HER. A fat slob? NO. A handsome, in-shape, clean-cut guy! Let's face it. The drunkards and the gluttons get second best when it comes to looks. Again, please do not think that I am advocatting that we value outward appearance over the human heart. NEVER. The flesh will get old, fade, and die. So what if you get a beautiful wife or husband in this life? That don't mean a hill of beans in eternity! The only thing that matters in eternity is, ARE YOU FORGIVEN? Is Jesus your God and Saviour?

But, again, if you are in anyway shape or form like me, then you understand where I am coming from. Who wants to be fat? Who wants to be with someone who is fat?

Okay, those of you who are content, please step aside. That's great if you are content. More power to you.

And there's nothing wrong with that!

I am talking to those who are fed up with themselves being fat, or their spouse, or their child, or whatever. I WANT YOU TO HEAR ME OUT.

Look, Men's Health said it best. EATING FATTY FOODS DOES NOT MAKE YOU FAT. JUST EATING MAKES YOU FAT. I remember my mom saying to me, "Yes, but you can eat an entire plate of vegetables, and get the same amount of calories as you would in a table spoon of fat." That may be true, but if you are eating right at your 3,000 calorie per day, then heck, you are meeting your quota. You're good. Who cares if you eat at McDonald's or Chick-Fil-A, or wherever? Forget the New World Order... They want to take away all of that stuff and feed you and me with so-called "Healthy Foods." You know what that is? FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. NO MEAT.

HA! Over my dead body. New World Order, my foot.

Please don't stone me for saying this, but according to the Bible, God says that those who are vegetarians are weak Christians.

"Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs." - Romans 14:1-2
I'm not condemning fruits and vegetables. God gave us those things too for food. Bread (a derivative of wheat) is perhaps the most necessary food that we need out of all food types. Hence, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." - Luke 4:4. I'm sure you can physically live by bread alone, but to live without God's word (the Bible) is not wise, and it is being disobedient.

Moving on...

SO, what do you do if you want to lose weight? I'm glad you asked.

It's so simple that when I make mention of it, I actually create a tumult among people.

FASTING. That's how you lose weight.

What is fasting you ask? Basically, it's just not eating. Fasting is abstaining from food for a period of time. Usually, when you fast, you should drink water. You can live for months without food, but you can only live for a few days without water.

Jesus said,

"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast..." - Matthew 6:16
Jesus very plainly told us that hypocrites fast to disfigure their faces so that they would be seen by men for the sake of being praised for their so-called good religious behavior. True religious behavior stems from the heart, and not just from the outward appearance.

This "disfiguring" that Jesus is talking about is losing so much weight to the point that it would show in your face.

When I went to Boot Camp years ago, I lost 20 pounds in the first 2 weeks of training. When I graduated a few weeks later, my mom saw me and started crying because she thought that I had been in a concentration camp! My face was totally disfigured (skinny). I was getting my daily 3,000 calorie intake requirement, but as a result of all the physical activity (running, pushups, situps, marching, etc.), I had burned an estimated average of 1,000 calories per day. I mean, I ate like a horse that was starved. I ate french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, milk, chili cheese dogs, cheeseburgers, fries, sloppy joes, steak; you name it, we ate it. I ate like a king in Boot Camp, but the physical activity was just atrocious. I probably needed to eat about 5,000 calories per day just to maintain a normal weight.

Anyway, if you are trying to lose weight, all you have to do is... STOP EATING. My goodness, its not that hard!

If you can't live without a pepperoni pizza for one day, you have issues!

I remember when I wanted to lose about 8 pounds, I didn't want to go for a week with no food. I have a life to live, and a job to work. Forget that. So what did I do? I simply ate one meal per day. That gave me about 1,500 calories per day. That's HALF of our average daily requirement. So if you lose 1 pound per day, then eating half the amount of calories adds up to 0.5 pounds lost per day. So within about 2 weeks or more, I lost exactly 8 pounds.

My friend, YOU CAN DO THAT TOO.

"But that's so unhealthy for you."

Oh really? Well did you know that Jesus went for 40 days without any food?

"And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred." - Matthew 4:2
Hmmm... I guess Jesus should have known how unhealthy that was for him to do. What a detriment to his health! What a terrible testimony!

Come on people. If you think that going for 2 weeks with only 1 meal per day is unhealthy, then you really don't know a thing about nutrition.

"Yeah, but you know experts actually say eating 5 meals per day is more healthy, and it will actually help someone lose weight."

Okay, think about what you just said. Number 1, that's a rumor, and not an actual fact. Number 2, how does eating more food help you to lose weight? .....????

I mean think about it. If the only way to GAIN weight is to up your calorie intake, then how do you suppose you lose weight...? The answer is to lower your calorie intake, either by eating less, or exercising!

I hear that rumor thrown out there all the time. My goodness, please stop parroting what you hear and actually do some real research. That's like that rumor everyone says about turning fat into muscle. FAT DOES NOT TURN INTO MUSCLE.

I swear, I should have been a writer for those silly websites that try to get you to buy their useless product because this just isn't paying off! Nobody is listening to me.

They write these loooong shpeels on how this worked for them, and it can work for you, and if you just buy their product, then you'll ride off into the sunset just like them. Although, one website I do really like is from that one guy. I think his name is Homer McDonald. His website is really eye catching and pretty useful. That is of course if you are trying to stop your divorce. WHICH YOU SHOULD, DOG-GONE IT.

Okay so where was I? AHHH YES. AMERICA THE FAT-FUL. Look, if you're happy being fat, that's fine with me. But if you're just totally fed up with being fat, or you're fed up with your husband being fat, or whatever, then just listen to what I have to say.

Wisdom is too high for a fool. And honestly, advice is free. You don't have to go to a Richard Simmons retreat to learn how to lose weight. You don't have to get on the Slim Fast diet. I mean, just listen to good old fashioned advice from people who have been there, done that. Do your own thing. Heck, do a McDonald's diet. Eat 3 Big Mac's per day for 2 weeks. No fries. No soda. Nothing else. That's only 1,500 calories. It's all the same because eating fat does not make you fat; eating lots of food makes you fat.

Look, if one Big Mac equals 50 bananas, and if you ate 300 bananas a day, then you are going to get fat just as though you ate 6 Big Mac's a day. It's the same thing.

Okay, enough with the soap box. I hope you get the picture. By the way, if you want the DRIVE and the DESIRE to lose weight, the best way to do that is to just simply take a BIG OL' picture of yourself and just hang that thing on your wall, or put it in your wallet if you don't want anyone to see it. That should give you all the inspiration you need!

Please leave a comment below with any questions you may have. Some people don't even know what calories are.

That's fine. Just ask the question, and I'll be glad to find the answer for you.

IF YOU DIED TODAY, WOULD YOU GO TO HEAVEN?

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