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Daily Archives: September 13, 2021

Diet Culture, Our Bodies, and the Apostle Paul

“What are your food rules?” she asked me. “What do you mean, food rules?” “You know, the foods you let yourself eat, the types of meals you allow in your diet, and the types you don’t, when you eat, where you eat…” “Oh, gotcha,” I said. “Hm, I don’t know. I don’t have too many.” “Name a few,” she insisted. “OK. No white bread or pasta, only whole wheat.” “OK. Others?” “No late-night snacks. If I have a cocktail, just vodka soda. Nothing with added sugar.” “Mmhmm. Any others?” “I can’t have certain foods in…