Reasons why we overeat. I must admit Ecclesiastes 6:7 “all a man’s labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied:, hits home. Here’s a classic i’m sitting at the buffet, we most always choose buffet because of variety and return privileges and understand how convicting when I realize that I have a plate full in front of me and I am watching the food bar to see when fresh fried chicken or some other item is put out so I can beat the others to the best for me. Is that comforting, am I medicating some pain am I eating cause I bored or just plain lazy?
Is that double sinning or not. Even after the big meal, my appetite is not satisfied. We spend more time and have more choices for food and yet our appetite is never satisfied.
Think about this, why is it when a storm, or in my area a hurricane, is announced we buy all the bread and milk in the store, we store up supplies not even knowing if we will survive the weather event, we have a pantry full of food, one and two freezers full of food all so that we can feel comfy in our own efforts to make provisions for any occasion.
This is crazy I have become so used to overeating that I carry herbal remedies with me, gin gins”, ginger chews and upset stomach medicine just so I can combat the after effects of eating too much. How foolish of me. Today I am realizing just how crazy my “Desires of the heart- fullness and satisfaction are”