It only takes a small change to make a big difference in a persons life. Turning off the TV for an hour and reading your local newspaper can increase your vocabulary, and Inform you on local events. Taking you pocket change and saving it in a jar can add up to a large sum over time. And cutting out an extra snack or two can really increase your overall health by helping to drop a few pounds.
Phrases like "Waste not, Want not" are timeless messages in our culture that will always be relevant as long as humans exist. So are words like Gluttony, It's a word we don't use that often today, but it is practiced enough with no end in sight!
Invoking a word like that often turns people off because of the Religious tone it takes, But no matter how you slice it the Church has been dead on when it comes to this subject.
When soda shops opened up across the U.S. in the early 1900's, the Church was concerned about the amount of beverages being consumed by the public. When they came public with there discourse there was a backlash from the public. The Church reluctantly compromised and said "Soda's can not be consumed on Sunday's, that is the Sabbath." Hence the birth of the "Ice Cream Sundae" I don't think It helped the situation much, but you get the point.
Flash forward to 2007. Congress hears arguments on the dire health effects of sweetened carbonated beverages because of the findings there linked to Childhood Obesity and Diabetes!!!!! The Point: You may not want to listen to the Church, but they were right all along (and they didn't spend millions in tax payer dollars doing studies to figure out the problem was real.) It all comes down to one word "Gluttony," but most people aren't doing in intentionally. The problem is not taking the time to use portion control, especially during parties, when we all tend to overeat the most.
Planning your parties using potluckpro.com will help you get an accurate head count, make a list with enough food for everyone, and cut down on all the excess! In the end you'll feel better before, during and after your event. Maybe even a little more virtuous.