by Michael Pearl and Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Training Children to Not Be Gluttons
Editor’s note: This first part is all Lori quoting Michael on the evils of fat, and how mothers set up their children for a lifetime of obesity. More fat shaming mixed with shaming of mothers. While it is rarely a good idea to feed your child an endless parade of McDonalds or other fast food and much of the cheaper prepared foods readily available everywhere this is really one of those issues that is personal. Some folks can eat those things with zero effect, while others can gain weight even eating their version of healthy. How dare Michael and Lori try to shame mothers for every decision they make.
“The first and most important choices are made by Mother. Is your 22-month-old baby fat? Up until the age of twenty, fat cells multiply in number according to the need to store more fat. After twenty, the fixed number of fat cells either swell larger with overindulgence or shrink with healthy eating. The number of fat cells generated in your youth stays with you the rest of your life, and the more you have, the more you tend toward obesity.
To say it plainly, we steal our children’s health by how much food and what kinds of food we provide. Mother lays the foundation for vibrant health or for a lifetime of sickliness and early death. Gluttony is a deadly sin against our own body and those entrusted to us. It saddens me greatly to see a fat child, knowing the suffering ahead and knowing Mother could have prevented it.” (Michael Pearl)
“And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.” (Proverbs 23:2)
“One third of children in the US are overweight or obese, and this number is continuing to rise…overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adolescents and adults, placing them at risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes later in life. They are also more prone to develop stress, sadness, and low self-esteem.”
“For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” (Proverbs 23:21)
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