Fasting and dieting

I very much fear that giving up dessert allows us to fall into a secular understanding of the purpose of food control – it’s for “health” or, if we are honest with ourselves, thinness and longevity. “The ten miracle foods that can make you live longer!” “The simple diet trick that can help you lose twenty pounds!” For me, though,the health of my body should not be an end in itself, but one of the many (temporal and temporary) goods I’m privileged with as a gift.

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