I reposted this video on health (especially with chronic diseases) and weight loss by Dr. Kerrie Saunders. Here are a few slides. You can see that a lot of times, we have muscles under the fat. But the excess fat is unhealthy in many ways and disease causing. I realized in watching this that the reason many of us eat/ate too many fats (even TOO many healthy plant fats) is due to stress and depression. In that sense, just as sugar is often used as a drug and can become a stronghold, fat can do the same.
If one is struggling with food addiction, Measure out omega-3 fats like walnuts, ground flaxseeds, and chia seeds as Dr. Joel Fuhrman recommends to get the brain and body benefits but to help limit them for those of us prone to addiction and excess. “But I STILL overeat on them!” you may say. That’s where I think the Bible studies and devotionals I posted about the other day will be helpful. You KNOW what to do but still can’t do it? Do it with God’s help and strength for true, lasting success.