I am probably not unique from most humans in that I like to eat. However, I am also aware that many times my eating behavior is certainly counter to the guidance in the Word of Wisdom (e.g., occassionally I eat until I am literally in pain). In fact, my eating behavior has contributed to my spare tire.
Apparently, I am not alone, recent CDC data shows that 68% of American adults are overweight or obese. So why is this a problem – well for one, too much weight clearly leads to a shortened lifespan and plenty of diseases like Diabetes, blah, blah, blah (we have all heard it). It is a very sensitive topic, but I find it interesting that I have never heard about overeating mentioned from the pulpit in any way, shape or form. In fact, I don’t think I have heard a conference talk on the Word of Wisdom for years. Are we just beyond the WoW as a Church since the participating members usually don’t have challenges with alcohol, tobacco, drugs? Do we ignore that overeating is part of the Word of Wisdom? Is it just too sensitive a topic? Thoughts?