The Law of Diminishing Returns

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Slowing down could help to prevent your stomach from getting stuffed. The food entering the bloodstream will signal the hypothalamus to turn off hunger signals. Salivation decreases, as does stomach acid production, the sense of smell, and taste bud acuity. Proverbs 27:7 says, “He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.”

This reflects the law of diminishing returns. When you are very hungry, God makes the tongue delight in the taste of the food. As you approach the point that the body is getting enough food, the Lord makes your taste buds lose interest in the taste of the food, even sweet foods! The purpose is to help turn off the eating behavior. If you keep practicing, you will get better at knowing the difference between overstuffed and comfortably full.


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