Bread was the staple of the ancient diet. In John , when Jesus was to miraculously feed 5, people , he multiplied five barley loaves and two small fish. Barley was a coarse grain fed to cattle and horses but was commonly used by the poor to make bread. Wheat and millet were also used. Jesus called himself "the bread of life" John , meaning he was essential food.
In instituting the Lord's Supper , he also used bread, a food obtainable by everyone. Wine, used in that rite as well, was drunk at almost all meals. Much of the diet in ancient Palestine consisted of fruit and vegetables. In Matthew , we see Jesus approach a fig tree for a quick snack.
Other popular fruits were grapes, raisins, apples, pears, apricots, peaches, melons, pomegranates, dates, and olives. Olive oil was used in cooking, as a condiment, and in lamps. Mint, dill, salt, cinnamon, and cumin are mentioned in the Bible as seasonings. When eating with friends like Lazarus and his sisters Martha and Mary , Jesus probably would have enjoyed a vegetable stew made of beans, lentils, onions and garlic, cucumbers, or leeks. People often dipped chunks of bread into such a mixture. Butter and cheese, made from cows' and goats' milk, were popular.
Almonds and pistachio nuts were common. A bitter type of almond was good only for its oil, but a sweet almond was eaten as dessert. For a sweetener or treat, diners ate honey. Dates and raisins were baked into cakes. We know Jesus ate meat because the gospels tell us he observed the Passover , a feast to commemorate the angel of death "passing over" the Israelites before they escaped from Egypt under Moses. Part of the Passover meal was a roast lamb. Lambs were sacrificed at the temple, then the carcass was brought home for the family or group to eat.
Jesus mentioned an egg in Luke Acceptable fowl for food would have included chickens, ducks, geese, quail, partridge, and pigeons. In the parable of the Prodigal Son , Jesus told of the father instructing a servant to kill a fattened calf for the feast when the wandering son came home. Fattened calves were considered delicacies for special occasions, but it's possible Jesus would have eaten veal when dining at Matthew 's house or with Pharisees.
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Congratulations, Jen! This is the exact advice minues the Adoration I received 20 years ago from a woman who lost half her body weight and kept it off via Overeaters Anonymous. The white flour and sugar were the main culprits. The Adoration is the key ingredient, I am finding.
Now, I want to put that great advice into practice. And the Lord has worked in my life in this area already. But I like what you said about listening — I need to listen more to what HIS plan is instead of just asking Him to come and bless my own. Hi again, Jennifer, After reading this post, I decided to give this a try. I think I might still have to tweak my approach to figure out if I need to cut back on other carbs — like corn tortillas and rice — both of which I LOVE, too!
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I mentioned this post in my last post. Both me and a friend of mine have determined to cut out both sugar and wheat from our diet. I went to the site you linked to, and saw that she recommends not eating any rice, barley, oats, etc. Could you tell me what you have cut out of your diet that have helped you? Is it just sugar and wheat?
Any advice or suggestions you could give me would be greatly appreciated! Cutting out all wheat, flour including whole wheat flour and sugar seems to have done the trick for me.
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I was able to get gluttony under control and not obsess about food and still eat whole grain rice, steel cut oats, etc. The Body Knows email list is a great source of info for stuff like this that you may find helpful as well! You may have already heard of this organization, but for folks needing another layer of support for food addiction, Overeaters Anonymous can help:.
They have weekly meetings in all the major areas and can be a GREAT source of help for those battling this problem. Thanks for getting back with me. That, alone, is an incredible thing.
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Thank you for your thoughts on this and thank you so much for being brave enough to write about your struggles in this area. Am I really a glutton? I had no idea how much all-things-food has been controlling my life. Thanks for commenting on my blog and referring me to this entry on your blog. I remember a couple of years ago I was losing weight without really trying at all.
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The only thing I was doing differently was some really faithful Bible study and time spent in quiet prayer with our Lord. A friend even asked me what diet I was on because I was so obviously losing. The only thing I could tell her was that I was spending most of my day with God. As time went on, I stopped doing what I had been doing and started gaining again and feeling oh so much less peaceful. Thank you for reminding me of this time in my life and I am going to read all these comments you have on this entry plus any others that you have written on this subject.
I'm a Quaker, and as we say, your post "speaks to my condition. I know the Spirit lead me to this information and your story. What a great news that you have found the wisdom of life. Congratulations both for you and your husband. I hope that you also see the real part , the reality beneath this.
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May Allah protect you ,you beloved ones, your country, your people, all the human beings. Food addiction is very real. I am a food addict currently in recovery. I belong to a community of men and women all arounnd the world that follow a spiritual 12 step program based on the twelve steps of AA known as FA Food addicts in recovery anonymous. We have members from other 12 step programs such as AA and NA and also people whose only addiction is food.
I found this program while visiting in the US, but am now an active member living outside the country. There is a solution out there for food addicts. Search online, there might even be a meeting close to you. After reading this post, I decided to give this a try.