Dieters sometimes feel that just thinking about food adds inches to their waistline. Dr. Alan P. Xenakis, author of Why Doesn’t My Funny Bone Make Me Laugh?, says dieters may be right. In certain people, thinking about food increases their insulin level, which makes them feel hungry. Thinking about food doesn’t actually add pounds, but an increased appetite may!
Our thoughts stimulate other appetites as well, appetites that can lead to sin. To control our conduct, we first must control our thoughts.
“But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”—James 1:14-15.