If you look back in the archives of history, you will see that people have been altering their food content and taking pills to lose weight for quite some time. Being overweight is not a new problem. In fact, the Bible records that one of Israel’s high priests, Eli, was “heavy.” He lived about 1100 B.C. Over the years, the study of food, its contents, and its health benefits have been topics of great interest.
In my years of working with people who have weight problems, no one has ever asked me to help them become overweight, and yet people of every race and creed, even if they are five pounds overweight, ask for help with getting the weight off. I concluded that God made all people to desire to be at their right weight and that this is not greedy or vain, but rather, a healthy, innate drive programmed in us by God.