I recently watched several documentaries on the plights of others regarding food, including Kimjongilia, Explorer: Inside North Korea and Food, Inc. As a reflection after watching the movies, I've decided that obesity really is a sin, considering the number of other people in the world who are starving or otherwise lack access to nutritious foods.
This may sound high and mighty, but as it pertains to my own diet I really consider the idea to have potential to motivate my appetite control. Perhaps if I periodically remind myself that there are other people who have a greater and more legitimate need to eat this cheesecake or these potato chips, then I can stop myself from consuming those foods when I don't have a real need.
I will try to reinforce this by recording the following message-to-self on my iPhone and hopefully remember to play it back whenever I'm about to eat something extraneous. The message is...
Obesity is a sin. There are people who really need the food you are about to needlessly ingest. If you don't overstuff yourself with this food, you not only save money and prevent deterioration of your own health, but you also make it possible for the food to feed someone who really needs it.
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