As much as I heard in the Protestant Church about not drinking alcohol and not smoking, we rarely heard about what is probably an even more severe health problem, gluttony. With the majority (Around 65%!) of the country being overweight, and almost 35% being obese, we have opened our bodies to incredible risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, etc. etc. etc. Something I love about the Catholic Church is that it puts a more balanced emphasis on all these things. You can have a glass of wine with dinner, but you should not torture your body with 100 Cheeseburgers a day.
With that in mind, I'm slightly overweight (not obese) and Seraphina was nearing the max of her healthy weight. We decided to shed some pounds and eat healthier foods. Please pray for us and keep us in your hearts.
Being a good steward of your body is important to God!
Edit by Seraphina:
If you're curious about what Joseph and I are eating, I'm keeping track of it on my other blog.
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