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 Overeating is occupational hazard for pastors, Bapt. leader says

A year ago, Wattenbarger tipped the scales at 325 pounds, but a healthy diet has allowed the 76-year-old Baptist preacher to trim down significantly.
He's shed 75 pounds -- and counting.

Now, Wattenbarger, director of missions for the Knox Association of Baptists in Gray, Ky., is warning other preachers that they need to be careful to avoid one of the chief occupational hazards of their jobs -- overeating.

Facing schedules heavy on weekday luncheons, Sunday afternoon dinners and endless potluck meals, it can be easy to add inches to the waistband. Studies have found more than 75 percent of American preachers are overweight or downright obese. ...

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