“For three things the earth is disquieted.” I start having trouble breathing. My heart pounding, wondering how I got to this point. Then, I recall my two sunny side up eggs with bacon on the side, with some beans and tortillas. I was full but yet meditating on what I was going to have for lunch and dinner. Not yet satisfied I was now going on the search for something to quench my thirst. I find a glass of coke that was in the fridge and drink away. As I started to take the last gulp, I started to feel guilty as I overindulged on what was not necessary. Thinking back to Proverbs 30:21-22 for three things the earth is disquieted, and for four it cannot bear. For a servant when he reigned and a fool that is filled with meat. Feeling this way made me realize that I was a fool due to my style of eating which made me a glutton.
What is Gluttony? Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition defines a glutton as "one given habitually to greedy and voracious eating and drinking." Voracious is "having a huge appetite: ravenous; excessively eager: insatiable." Synonyms for "gluttony" are greed, avarice, gorge, epicure, cram, stuff and guzzle. Children who eat voraciously are said to "eat us out of house and home," and an adult who eats often "plays a good knife and fork." “Martin G Collins.” This is a great eye opener and to many, it is a word that is not mentioned as often. Overeating has now been seen as a way or an excuse to deal with sadness or stress. It is not a healthy way to deal with this situations that occur in life, but that is what it has become. Many people run to food and often give this as an “innocent advice” to help someone. For example when someone has passed, it has become a custom and part of culture to take food to the immediate family which at the time are in time of mourning. They won’t deny the food and in there time of sadness they will refuge in the food and gorge out. Unfortunately they are becoming Glutton for that period of time until they get through that mourning process. Which is now causing one of the greatest epidemics of all time because it unconsciously turns to a very bad habit called Obesity. According to charts on health issues in the U.S., this epidemic is at the top. It is growing at an alarming rate affecting people of all ages, causing many severe health issues, like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. Experts from “webmd” agree that as more and more obese children become obese adults, the diseases associated with obesity will surge. That will mean a lot of sick people. This is happening at a very alarming rate and while I write this there are many people being diagnosed with an obesity related sickness. Many people find themselves in this position because they are not aware of their food portion sizes. Having portion control is a big must if you want to break this deadly chain of being glutton. This means to be aware of how much you eat, learn to cut back on what you eat and have less of what isn’t necessary according to the American Diabetes Society. Another way of to try and help with this struggle is to have a well-balanced life, which means having your normal dose of exercise, water, fruits, vegies, meats, and lastly dairy. Here are some serving size guidelines. Meat, fish, poultry—3 oz. (about the size of the palm of your hand), Cheese—1 oz. (about the size of your thumb) Milk, yogurt, fresh vegetables—1 cup (about the size of a tennis ball) Bread—one slice) Rice or cooked pasta—⅓ cup Potato or corn—½ cup, dry cereal—¾ cup. This is also form the (ADS). For example, I like to say, “Eat while you can, especially if it’s free.” This is wrong but many people including myself do this as a way to be a savvy saver not knowing that we are being part of this disguised trend of being gluttonous. This word can go many ways as it comes to be a disorder seen by many due to depression issues as like mentioned earlier. It has