Satisfied without compulsive eating

A nationwide advertisement for a popular snack challenged the consumer to eat just one. After eating just one of these delicious treats, you would, according to the ad, be irresistibly compelled to devour as many as you could get your hands on. It was an amusing ad. But it portrayed a weakness that for many is no laughing matter.

Compulsive eating can be confronted and overcome. It's a matter of understanding and demonstrating our spiritual identity, which includes dominion.

Of course proper nourishment is necessary, and it certainly isn't wrong to enjoy what we eat. But habitual overeating is aggressively inconsistent with the spiritual truth of our being—just as any other compulsive habit is.

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