Paul was intent on pleasing God—not others—so he didn’t change his message to please the crowds. What does this have to do with dieting? Just hold on. Why do many of us diet? Because we like how it feels when people notice and say we look good … so others will find us more attractive … so we can win their approval. But God wants us to focus on pleasing him. Women diet for many reasons. Ask yourself: When I diet, is my goal to gain human approval or to please God by improving my health?