I think chocolate makes my clothes shrink! (Coffee mug adage)

This is an example of a humorous attempt to avoid facing reality. We know that if we really want our “shrinking clothes” to fit, we need to do something about diet and exercise. Every day there seems to be a new diet fad advertised, but the real problem basically is our lack of self-control. Discipline in diet and exercise would no doubt solve the “chocolate problem.”

Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence . . . knowledge . . . self-control . . .  patient endurance . . .  godliness . . . brotherly affection, and . . . love for everyone. (2 Peter 1:5-7)