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GLASGOW, Ky. (BP) -- There's a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood's step.
The Glasgow, Ky., pastor has lost 240 pounds over the past two years on a quest to restore his physical and spiritual health.
For Atwood, food had become a vice that was sapping his energy and hindering his ministry. Years of unchecked eating had brought him to the brink of 500 pounds.
"I was a fast food junkie," he said. "I mean, I was truly addicted."
Atwood, 37, senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, isn't alone in his struggle with food. Studies have shown that one of every three Kentuckians is considered obese. And pastors are especially prone. Read More