THE DEVIL MAKES YOU FAT

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and populated the earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so that man and woman would live long, healthy lives. Using God’s great gifts, Satan created Haagen Daz and Mcflurry ice-cream. Satan asked, “You want chocolate with that?” Man said, “Yes please,” and women said, “while you’re at it, add some sprinkles.” They gained 10kgs . . . and Satan smiled. God created the healthful yogurt so that woman may keep the figure that man found so fair. Satan brought forth white flour from wheat, sugar from cane and combined them. Woman went from size 6 to size 14. 

So God said, “Try my fresh green salad.” Satan presented 1000 Island dressing, buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side. Man and woman loosened their belts following their feast. God then said, ”I have sent you healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them.” Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken as well as fried steak so big it needed its own platter. Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof. God then created a light, fluffy white cake, ‘angel food cake’, and said,” it’s good.” Satan created chocolate cake and named it ‘Devil’s Food’. God then brought forth running shoes so his children could shed those extra kilos. Satan gave them cable tv, with a remote control, so man wouldn’t have to toil changing the channels. Man and woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue light and gained more weight.

Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. Satan promptly peeled off the healthful skin, sliced the starch centre into chips and deep fried them and man gained weight. God then gave man lean beef so he might consume lower calories and still satisfy his appetite. Satan created McDonalds and its 99c double cheese burger. He then asked, “You want fries with that?” and man replied,” Yes and super-size them too!” Satan was pleased . . . and man went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery. Satan created affordable health care.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had times where sometimes I feel like the war of the world is taking place inside of me. The angel appears to be whispering things into one ear, while the devil is whispering conflicting advice into the other ear.

Do you sometimes feel like this? 

When it comes to weight loss, that little devil often goes into overdrive. Your angel self is wanting to be good, do all the right things, eat all the right foods, love yourself, feel good about yourself and achieve the goal you set for yourself.

Your ‘angel’ is encouraging and works hard to push you in the right direction, constantly telling you that you can do it, you can do it, you can do it!

BUT… 

The little devil is a pesky little thing, he just will not shut up. The devil argues with the angel saying, “You’ve tried it all before, you won’t succeed. You’ve said it all before, your will power won’t last. You might as well just give up now because it takes so much effort and you’re missing out on all the things you love and let’s face it, you’re going to give up anyway, you always do. Go on, eat that yummy fatty food, you will love it. You love to feel bad about yourself, you are addicted to beating yourself up. Go on eat that naughty food, I dare you.”

This devil just goes on, and on, and on, and on. For some reason the voice of the devil seems to be much louder than that of the good angel. Often the devil wins and you give in to the constant battering. I mean who wouldn’t, because the devil just won’t shut up. The problem is that you think the devil will be quiet if you just give in. “Okay”, you say, “I’ll eat that naughty food, just go away.”

BUT… 

The naughty little devil does not go away. The devil just sticks around to give you

a bit more of a battering. “I told you so, you are so weak, you have no willpower, you are never going to stick to anything. See, you say it again and again but you just keep on failing. You are hopeless.”

The angel tries to placate you because you feel defeated. The angel tries to pick you up again and motivate you to just keep going. She reassures you that you are not hopeless, that you do have the willpower, you can and will make the necessary changes, that you just have to stop listening to that pestering little devil.

Have you ever had this experience? 

If you have, you are certainly not alone. It can be a horrible place to find yourself in, in the war between the worlds of the angel and the devil.

However, you do have the power to turn the volume of the devil down and the volume of the angel up. You just have to do a bit of soul searching and find the volume switch and tell that naughty devil that you are turning the volume down. “I don’t have to listen to you. You have nothing worthy to say. You don’t serve my best interests and I’m sick of listening to your ranting and raving. So that’s it.” You turn the volume down and try to start listening to the angel.

Watch out though, the devil is sneaky and clever. He knows where to find your volume switch at times. The devil has such a familiar voice and has such a firm hold over you that it’s easy to slip back into old ways. You have to be strong and look the devil in the face and say “No.” Say no often enough until the devil no longer dominates and the angel is flying free in order to support you .

No need to endure this any longer. Dream Body Fitness is your Archangel Michael and our lifestyle management system is the holy grail of fat loss and weight control. You are saved!

Amen.