Being fat is not a moral failure, but it’s still not healthy

Every single person can relate to over-eating. I can’t write or study without a bowl of something nearby. I need food to calm myself. Am I a bad person? Of course not! Am I a bit undisciplined? Maybe. Am I using food as emotional support? Pretty sure that’s a yes. But I’m still not a bad person.

However, once you start saying that being overweight is healthy…then you start to be a bad person. A doctor’s appointment can establish the state of your health, and your ideal weight. Food can be used to heal or to harm. You want to make sure your using food to heal.

Gluttony is a sin. Gluttony is associated with overeating, but it also refers to Habitual Greed. I do not believe the obesity crisis in America is caused by gluttony. Americans work really hard and then turn to food for comfort, and oftentimes you think you are making a healthy decision when you are not because the ingredients are not forthcoming.