Abundant Living

Living Large

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Paula and Curtis Eakins


Series Code: AL

Program Code: AL00157A

00:01 Between 1960 and 1980,
00:03 overweight and obesity were just about stabled.
00:06 But within the last 20, 25 years it has doubled.
00:11 To be of normal weight is now abnormal.
00:15 What went wrong?
00:17 What are the health risks?
00:18 How can we reverse the process?
00:19 Well, today's program is entitled "Living Large."
00:23 We'll be right back.
00:56 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living.
00:58 My name is Curtis Eakins
00:59 and this is my beautiful bride of wonderful years,
01:03 13 at the time of this taping, Paula Eakins.
01:06 How you doing today, honey?
01:07 I'm doing wonderful.
01:09 Looking might good too.
01:10 Oh, but let me tell you one thing.
01:12 You start that teaser. Okay.
01:13 You ought to see what I just got finished
01:15 reading the magazine. Okay, now wait a minute,
01:16 what magazine is that, honey?
01:18 This is Newsweek.
01:19 Newsweek okay.
01:20 What's on the front cover there?
01:23 Diet Hype. Diet Hype, oh my goodness.
01:26 Lose, Lose
01:28 30 pounds 30 pounds
01:29 In seven days.
01:31 In how many days? Seven Seven days.
01:32 Okay, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute.
01:33 Oh, my goodness. No exercising. No exercising.
01:35 No dieting. No dieting
01:37 Eat your favorite foods.
01:39 You don't have to give up anything?
01:40 Lose weight while you sleep, come on now.
01:42 I mean, wait a minute.
01:43 While you sleep in 30 days...
01:45 30 pounds.
01:46 30 pounds In seven days.
01:48 Oh my goodness. There's more There's more.
01:50 Look fabulous.
01:52 Look fabulous, now you already look fabulous.
01:53 Feel great. Feel great.
01:55 And you have more energy.
01:57 Oh, my goodness. Now, let...
01:58 There's a caption at the bottom here, there is a caption.
02:00 It says order your Elixir
02:02 now for $29.95 at your local pharmacist.
02:06 Wait a minute, okay,
02:08 let's, so, 30 days...
02:09 30 days Lose 30 pounds.
02:11 No, no, no, no... 30 pounds.
02:14 30 pounds.
02:15 Seven days.
02:17 I just had it just reverse. Hah, hah.
02:18 You don't have to give up your favorite foods,
02:19 no exercising, $29.95 at your favorite drug store.
02:22 That's right.
02:23 You know, now folks, let me say this now,
02:25 we've done this at our seminars,
02:27 that we travel throughout this nation.
02:29 And one lady in the audience
02:32 which ready to buy the product.
02:34 Now, of course we made this up,
02:35 I say, lady the product does not exist,
02:38 she says oh, she was just so disappointed.
02:41 It is shows you how, how desperate people are.
02:43 Yes, so gullible,
02:44 so desperate that people really are.
02:45 You know, so again this all clear,
02:47 but people just so desperate
02:48 because this weight issue is,
02:52 has reached center stage now in this country,
02:54 we're the fattest nation on earth.
02:55 So, not something that we like to brag about
02:57 but it's true, still just the same.
02:59 Now, with that in mind,
03:00 I'm sure this comes with,
03:02 with some risk factors with that weight gain.
03:05 Well, believe it or not, it has a caption it says,
03:07 the new 21st Century illnesses. Okay.
03:09 Talks about the fact that the average
03:10 American is gaining one pound
03:12 every one hundred and eighty days.
03:15 Now, just an extra ten pound.
03:17 Just a extra ten? Extra ten.
03:19 Increase your heart rate. Okay.
03:22 Which can cause heart disease.
03:24 Make you have high blood pressure.
03:26 High blood pressure.
03:27 And then it's also responsible for some cancers.
03:29 And then it can also shorten your life.
03:31 Just ten extra pound or so.
03:32 Just ten extra pound. Yes.
03:34 Now, there is also another caption that says here,
03:36 just you're five times now
03:38 more likely to develop Osteoarthritis.
03:40 Five times, my goodness.
03:41 Low back pain, diabetes and Gallbladder disease.
03:47 I think we're living large.
03:48 I think we are living large,
03:51 and again, you know,
03:52 now of course you know that
03:54 this has reached center stage,
03:55 when we have now TV Series.
04:00 One it's called the, the biggest loser,
04:03 it's a series,
04:05 we just saw one just few weeks ago,
04:07 The Fat March.
04:09 The Fat March, yeah.
04:10 And now you see these series going on in the television
04:12 for us people losing weight.
04:14 You know that this has reached center stage
04:15 and so therefore we have entitled this program
04:18 "Living Large,"
04:20 this is part of the winning weight series "Living Large".
04:22 So, this is something that we're gonna deal with.
04:24 We're gonna try to reverse
04:25 those odds of people gaining the weight,
04:27 because again normal weight is now abnormal.
04:32 65 % of people are overweight or obese.
04:35 Are there any clinical studies
04:37 that talk about the heart risk?
04:39 Oh, definitely, the American cancer society
04:42 just published it's largest study
04:44 ever done on overweight
04:46 and obesity as far as cancer is concerned.
04:48 Now, this study is the largest one done to-date,
04:51 date of this program, of 900,000 people.
04:55 They covered these people for 16 years,
04:58 they discovered that those who are overweight
05:00 and obese had a higher risk of cancer,
05:05 particularly breast cancer.
05:06 Because, see the fat cells also stimulate cancer growth.
05:11 And also they have more circulating estrogen
05:15 throughout the body.
05:16 So, again these individuals,
05:18 breast cancer was greatly enhanced when weight
05:21 or overweight was on their body.
05:23 So, again that's one of major study that
05:25 just came out with American Cancer Society.
05:29 I guess the location of fat is that really important
05:31 when we're talking about overweight
05:34 as we look at the individuals here in America.
05:37 Yes, the location of where the fat is
05:39 on the body is critical because you know,
05:42 you don't see a whole lot of people going
05:44 around with fat toe nails
05:45 and fat fingers or whatever.
05:47 But where the fat is located
05:50 is very critical to one's overall health.
05:53 Let's go to our first graph,
05:54 and let's see where the fat is located at this time.
05:58 Now, you have here, where is the fat?
05:59 Well, Retroperitoneal,
06:02 well now this is in the back of the body.
06:04 You don't see it, you don't see,
06:06 too many people with fat backs,
06:07 but again this fat back there, the retroperitoneal.
06:10 But that's not as important as the fat
06:13 that's in front of the body,
06:15 because one fat is the subcutaneous
06:17 or for short, subcu.
06:20 The other one is the visceral fat
06:22 and of course being in surgery
06:23 for several years sometimes... I thank you of that graphic,
06:27 that when we do surgical procedures
06:30 particularly abdominal surgery,
06:32 and the person is very obese.
06:34 Then we have to really get a very large set
06:37 of instrument trays with long handles.
06:40 And so they need more anesthesia,
06:42 surgical procedure's more difficult to do
06:45 because you have to cut through more fat tissue
06:48 as they're longer and more complications with that.
06:51 So, with that in mind
06:52 but the fat if it's around the stomach
06:55 or the belly area is more critical.
06:58 Now, again another clinical study
07:00 as far as diabetes is concerned,
07:01 again they discover that
07:03 when the fat is around the belly area,
07:06 if the waist is 34 waist for the man,
07:09 then you have a 70 % chance of getting diabetes. Wow.
07:13 If your waist is 34. Okay.
07:15 If your waist is 36, it's doubled.
07:19 If the waist is 38,
07:21 it's tripled become a diabetic.
07:23 If your waist is over 40 inches, it quadruples.
07:28 So, therefore it's not so much the fat
07:32 but where the fat is located in the belly area.
07:35 Also Colorectal cancer,
07:36 of course when the fat is around the belly area,
07:39 the subcu of visceral fat
07:41 that we saw in the graphic there,
07:43 there also stimulates
07:44 what we call growth like insulin hormone.
07:46 Which also triggers cancer cells to metastasize
07:51 or to divide.
07:52 So, where the fat is located is also critical
07:55 for the overall health as well.
07:57 And that was done on the,
07:59 about 27,000 individuals and it was published
08:02 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
08:04 as far as Colorectal cancer and also diabetes as well.
08:07 I know one of the things we been seeing a lot of,
08:09 and we're talking about adults,
08:10 we certainly need to talk about
08:12 what's going on with children
08:13 and that childhood obesity. Yes.
08:15 Because we're seeing more
08:16 and more of the major killer diseases
08:19 actually now in childhood,
08:21 where you, you never saw heart disease
08:23 and diabetes and,
08:26 and even some types of cancers.
08:27 That's true. In children, young children. Right.
08:30 Teenagers, all right. Right.
08:32 And we're seeing more and more of that
08:33 because of the obesity factor.
08:35 Talk a little bit about that.
08:36 Yes, childhood obesity now is
08:38 now has reached center stage as well.
08:40 And now there are several states
08:42 now in this country,
08:43 United States, in this country is
08:45 now targeting the school cafeterias.
08:49 All right, we saw a program just a few months ago
08:52 by these people going through these school cafeterias
08:55 and you see on the menu of the school cafeterias,
08:58 French fries, pizzas and cheese fries
09:03 and onion rings and,
09:05 and everything was simply brown
09:09 on a child's plate at the school cafeterias.
09:11 So, now about over 14 states now are targeting
09:14 and have a program designed to target
09:17 these school cafeterias.
09:18 And not only that, but also your cartoons,
09:21 you have the Shrek,
09:22 the Simpsons and Spiderman,
09:24 they are now emphasizing of foods
09:27 that are high in fat,
09:29 high in sugar, high in salt.
09:32 So, therefore the child watch these cartoon characters
09:36 and of course they take it in by that,
09:37 go to grocery stores
09:39 and of course the cereals are at the bottom shelf,
09:41 where they can see at eye level,
09:43 where they are going to pick that.
09:44 And so again, and we need to understand that
09:47 if a child increases their fat cells,
09:51 then is going to be more difficult
09:53 to lose weight in adult stage.
09:56 Because whatever you get in fat cells in adolescent,
10:01 you keep it.
10:02 So, therefore we want to target childhood obesity
10:04 and keep that down below the body mass index,
10:08 which we'll talk about that later on as well.
10:10 One of the things that I'm very,
10:11 I'm very interested and I'm excited about,
10:13 is that they are now going into the school system
10:15 and they're making some changes. Yes, they are.
10:17 And they have taken out a lot of the soda machines
10:19 and the candy machines.
10:21 That need to be out of way.
10:22 Because you can't expect that the child is gonna
10:23 actually when they see that
10:25 they're gonna automatically want it,
10:26 they're gonna automatically want it.
10:28 I even remember when people were asking me
10:29 at one time about doing children nutrition programs.
10:32 That's true, I remember. And I kept saying,
10:33 well the child is not buying the food,
10:35 it's the parents buying the food.
10:36 The child, yeah child is not buying it.
10:37 So, we need to address
10:39 the parents first. That's true.
10:40 And then we can bring the children as well. That's true.
10:43 Because actually they can't go home and tell their mom,
10:44 they don't really want potato chips anymore.
10:46 There you go. Not that they would say that. Okay.
10:49 How about biblical examples,
10:51 what does the Bible have to say
10:52 about obesity and overweight?
10:55 Yes, the Bible has to say quite a bit about
10:58 overweight and obesity.
11:00 There is 1 Samuel 4:18 what the Bible talks about
11:04 Eli the priest being heavy.
11:08 Judges 3:17, King Eglon was a very fat man, all right.
11:15 So, therefore people there in biblical days
11:18 were also living large.
11:22 But I want to read a text here that
11:23 maybe I open it to a lot of people,
11:26 you may want to write this one down.
11:28 And I believe it's found in Deuteronomy 32
11:34 and this is a text that is an eye opener to me.
11:40 I'm going to read the text and I'm going to explain it.
11:42 Deuteronomy Chapter 32 and verse 15.
11:46 Listen to these words, folks,
11:47 it's an eye opener.
11:49 "But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked,
11:57 thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick,
12:03 thou art covered with fatness, Jeshurun."
12:08 Now, what's interesting about this text is,
12:10 this is not a person named Jeshurun,
12:13 this is not a person. Okay.
12:15 This is figurative language.
12:17 Jeshurun is a symbol for God's chosen people Israel.
12:23 As matter of fact some of your new translations
12:25 use the word Israel in places of the word Jeshurun.
12:28 So, this is symbolic. Okay.
12:30 But God is showing his displeasure
12:32 against his chosen people,
12:34 and he uses this type of language
12:37 to describe his displeasure.
12:39 Now, doesn't mean that God doesn't like
12:40 people who are overweight or obese. Right.
12:43 He likes those who are 375 pounds
12:46 just as much as those who are 148 pounds. That's true.
12:50 So, don't misunderstand that,
12:52 but again God uses this type of language
12:54 to show his displeasure against his chosen people.
12:58 Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked,
13:00 doesn't mean that he kicked the bucket,
13:01 it means that he kicked
13:03 against the bricks in rebellion,
13:04 that's what that text means.
13:06 So, again this is a biblical examples of
13:07 people living large and God also uses
13:10 this to describe His children, people as well.
13:12 You mentioned earlier about the fact of certain times
13:15 when you can actually lay fat down
13:17 or put fat down in a body system.
13:19 And you said that if you get it
13:21 when you're younger it's hard to get rid of it
13:23 when you're older. Yes.
13:25 And so when we're thinking about times really fat down,
13:29 we know that of course in childhood
13:31 and then we have the adolescence.
13:33 And then of course if we lay it down as a child,
13:36 I remember back in a day, that's back in a day
13:39 when they used to say that, you know the child is real...
13:41 Now, for those who don't know that type of language,
13:43 she means sometime ago.
13:45 Yes. Okay.
13:46 If a child was born real heavy
13:48 or you fed a lot of milk or food to the baby
13:50 and the baby got real fat,
13:51 you thought that was a wonderful, joyous...
13:52 Yeah, baby is nice and nice and chunky. Right. Yes.
13:55 That's not, that's not true anymore
13:56 Okay, yes It's not true anymore
13:58 Now, now, let's talk about now
13:59 because we want to change the language here, folks.
14:01 This is the winning weight series.
14:03 And what we emphasize about is losing weight.
14:06 We want to change that to
14:08 how can we best shrink fat cells.
14:13 So, now let's take a little demo here,
14:16 honey, you got a balloon or something like that.
14:17 Oh, I just do because...
14:19 Let's demonstrate how a fat cell enlarges his cell.
14:22 Well, you know my friend used to believe that
14:24 you know you can, you have this weight on
14:26 and then you exercise a lot and drop,
14:29 you know, exercise and eat less food
14:30 and then of course the fat cells go away,
14:33 unfortunately they do not.
14:34 Fat cells are fat cells now what they usually do is
14:38 they just get larger, like this.
14:45 So, now if we feed fat cells, fat,
14:48 and we get more into that, the fat cells get large.
14:51 Now, now let's, let's hold that, honey,
14:52 hold that balloon right there, that's a fat cell.
14:54 Now, folks guess what a fat cell
14:57 can only get so large,
14:59 once that fat cell reaches maximum capacity
15:03 guess what folks
15:04 that fat cell begins to birth baby fat cell.
15:14 Where there's baby fat cell if it's being fat,
15:18 a lot of fat and other things like that,
15:20 this baby fat cell gets larger
15:22 to it's maximum capacity
15:24 and this baby fat cell will birth another baby fat cell.
15:28 So, now we have a generation of fat cells.
15:31 And when we discover that in adolescents
15:34 when we have these fat cells in our system at a small age,
15:37 we keep it.
15:39 Therefore in adult age it is lot more harder
15:41 because we have more fat cells to shrink,
15:43 so we want to shrink the fat cells.
15:45 Well, what happens is that as we lose weight,
15:47 the thing that's a blessing is..
15:48 It just be reversed
15:50 The fat cells don't go away but it does.
15:51 It goes down. It shrinks inside.
15:53 So, what we wanna do is demonstrate
15:55 how can we best shrink fat cells,
15:59 all right, very good.
16:00 Well, what about some of those labels out there
16:02 and I guess that's really important thing...
16:03 Yeah, let's, let's, look at the label.
16:05 Honey, I think we have a graphic of label,
16:07 let's walk through the label
16:08 and see what about those labels.
16:10 Let's read that label, emphasizing fat...
16:11 You know we're looking at the label,
16:12 you want to be reminded once again that a half a cup,
16:15 this is four servings in this particular item
16:17 and half a cup actually has 200 and 60 calories,
16:24 of which 120 are in fat.
16:28 That's half a cup now.
16:29 Half a cup and then it's 13 grams of fat total
16:32 which means at that particular item
16:34 is not a good item to get.
16:35 Any time you see something is half of that amount.
16:38 So, when you going to the store
16:39 you want to read those labels,
16:41 that's so important. Read those labels.
16:42 And when you see anything that's half of the,
16:43 half of the calories in fat
16:46 then you want to leave that there.
16:47 Okay. Okay.
16:48 And I think that's very important because this,
16:50 what we call a national registry of weight loss.
16:54 And it's about 3000 people
16:56 and you have to lose at least 30 pounds
16:58 to keep it out for one year.
17:00 And those people who are part of this
17:02 national registry of weight loss.
17:04 The main thing about that group is they read labels
17:08 particularly the fat grams.
17:09 So, again the read labels is a very good
17:12 and we challenge you to start reading those labels.
17:15 Now, if you read labels for a long period of time
17:17 at a grocery store you may in the wrong area.
17:19 Too many ingredients written there.
17:21 Because you know apples and oranges
17:22 don't have labels, so you know...
17:24 Leave it as the vegetables.
17:25 Okay, that's good. Okay, okay.
17:26 Well, what are some of the best diet books
17:28 that are in the market then?
17:29 Well, there's lot of diet books out there.
17:31 You have the Volume Matrix
17:32 and you have also the Fat?,
17:33 and we can name on and on.
17:35 But I think the best diet book
17:38 out there is God's word.
17:41 And so let's go to our first graphic
17:42 because when God made mankind,
17:44 He gave mankind His best diet.
17:47 So, let's go to our first graphic
17:48 and see what God gave for mankind the best diet.
17:51 Here this, the first diet.
17:53 This is also in our website, hseminars.com.
17:55 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant,
18:01 underscore the word plant on the face of the whole earth
18:04 and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.
18:08 They will be yours for food."
18:10 This is the first diet before sin.
18:13 All right, so fruit meaning not only the fruit,
18:16 but also the nuts too,
18:17 what a tree produces that includes the fruit.
18:20 Now after sin God added something to that diet.
18:23 Let's go to our last graphic,
18:25 let's see what God added to that.
18:26 In addition, I will produce thorns and thistles for you,
18:30 and you will eat the plants of the field.
18:34 So, now we have what we call a plant based diet.
18:40 Very little fat, though a lot of fruits
18:42 and vegetables have lot of water content,
18:45 has more volume to it.
18:46 So, God's plant based diet's
18:48 the best diet going for mankind.
18:49 For weight loss, for weight management
18:51 and also to shrink those fat cells.
18:54 And so we talk about that Living Large,
18:56 then we really need to talk about
18:58 what we're going to be doing on some of our programs
19:00 really continuing with this particular subject. Okay.
19:02 And I know you're wondering to yourself,
19:04 is she going to fix anything today?
19:06 The answer is yes.
19:08 We're going into the kitchen
19:09 and we're going to fix a Bean Tortilla Bake.
19:11 Get your paper and your pencil
19:13 and meet us in the kitchen.


Revised 2014-12-17