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Don’t Surrender to Snack Attacks!

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How to Survive Snack Attacks…Naturally
Zucker and Zucker
1979

Drop that chocolate chip cookie! Try carob instead. The twin authors are all about promoting the no sugar, no refined flour, no salt and evidently no fun lifestyle. The girls also demonstrate some activities such as tennis, biking and evidently some yoga headstands. I looked through the recipes and found very few that would entice me away from Doritos with a chocolate chaser.

Mary

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Dieting for Jesus

More of Jesus, Less of Me coverMore of Jesus, Less of Me
Cavanaugh and Forseth
1976

Here we have another gem from the popular Christian dieting section. Remember that the Devil makes you fat!

This book is more confessional/scripture lesson than a specific diet. See the “contract” below. Obviously Satan is behind this awfulness of being fat. The author’s life is a series of awfulness beginning with teen pregnancy, miscarriages, stillbirth, alcoholic husband, and probably more that I don’t remember. It was like reading a month of Lifetime movies in one book.

I also think the ladies out there will appreciate the heads up on suicide and your menstrual cycle. Bottom line: a little more fiber in your diet and extra prayers and your life will be good as new.

Mary

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The Devil Makes You Fat

Help Lord the Devil Wants Me Fat“Help Lord-The Devil Wants Me Fat!”
Lovett
1982

Naturally, every library has its share of diet/health books. They go in and out of fashion more than, well, fashion. This book takes the extra added bonus of blaming Satan. Evidently Satan sits on the Hellmouth with a big plate of cookies tempting all of us into the abyss of fat and calories. One of the big ideas in this book is about fasting. Obviously not a new concept in religious practice. However, the advice about fasting is a little too cavelier about a doctor’s advice. He doesn’t even mention particular health issues where fasting might be problematic.

Well now I am thinking that maybe Hell has a better buffet than Heaven.

Mary

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