Goodness knows I’ve been tempted by food, just like nearly every other person on the planet. A slice of something oh-so-sweet and fatty has been known to affect my cutting-cycle focus, but I never considered that chocolaty bit of heaven to be actually evil.
But natural bodybuilding champ and Christian church founder Ron Williams might just have another opinion. He’s recently come out with a book called Faith & Fat Loss, [www.faithandfatloss.com] which teaches how to fight the sin of gluttony. “Your belly becomes your God,” Williams says.
But it’s not just the temptation of food that Williams addresses. Faith helps counteract the stress caused by events such as abuse, neglect or trauma – which Williams describes as “soul wounds” – that can cause people to be overweight or obese. The four-part plan involves reading Scripture, prayer, exercise and eating balanced, nutritious meals. If you’re really interested, you can wade through this 12-minute 700 Club interview [http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/ron_williams042209.aspx ] with Williams.
I have to say, I don’t factor God into my training, but it certainly illustrates that there are all types out there. And if it’s what works for you, go for it.