Excess weight is the only compulsion a person wears for all to see. You can walk through a crowd and pass people who are obsessed with alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, working or playing, and never know upon first glance that they are carrying hidden addictions too.
Overeating is the only behavior that people can see upon first glance in the eventual form of weight gain. This is the only fixation where the person not only struggles inside, but wears and bears the burden outside. Yet, if we could see within their souls, we would see the emotional weights they also carry.
Over-indulgence causes problems in other areas of life too, and therefore keeps people from living life to their fullest potential. In all of these cases the cure is the Word. Jesus said, “If you continue in my Word…Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.” Free from whatever has its hooks in you and is limiting your life every day (John 8:31-36). For additional information and ideas on losing weight and gaining health, check out, I'mHungry! I'm Bored!