Words That Rescued Me from Food Addiction

Kim Jagwe
4 min readJan 6, 2022
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Food addiction, like all other addictions, is a double-edged sword. You yearn to be free of its deadly grip, yet the pleasure you crave from it also holds a measure of reward your flesh can’t resist. How could a believer in Jesus fall prey to life’s deadliest vices? Any Christian will tell you, sins come after us all. Addiction and sin are equal opportunists, and every race, creed, and color is fair game! My shameful confession is I was addicted to food with no desire to give it up — not even for God!

I don’t mean addicted as in I like rich gourmet meals here and there. I was a slave to food. It could summons me day or night, and I would indulge on command. Some days I ate until it physically hurt. And worst still, I was unable to choose my life over hyper-consumption. Friends and family worried about me. Doctors warned me. And still, I couldn’t stop. I knew food was slowly killing me, so I made peace with my fate. I knowingly became another statistical blip on the obesity charts of life with no way out.

1999 was the year it all changed.

I lost the weight and the addiction. My story is a strange one in that I never expected salvation to come from mere words on a page. What did those words hold that a good diet and exercise plan couldn’t fix? What a strange concept that addiction could be eradicated and made subject to…

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Kim Jagwe

Kim Jagw:, Podcaster* Faith Builder* CEO of God's Perfect Size.* Really Cool Human. My internet home is www.kimjagwe.com