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US Christians and dieting

Tim ChesterAmericans spend over $50 billion on dieting each year —$50 billion to solve the problem of food gone wrong. At any given moment 25 percent of American men and
45 percent of women are dieting. Only 9 percent of college-aged women have never tried to control their weight through dieting. American Christians spend more on dieting than on world missions. We spend more curing our overconsumption than we do feeding the physically and spiritually hungry of the world. We express who we want to be through food. And when things go wrong, food becomes a place of refuge. The brokenhearted console themselves on the sofa
with a tub of ice cream. You are what you eat, people say. Food is so much more than fuel.

Tim Chester

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From the book "A Meal With Jesus"

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