Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Day One…

Well, so far so good on Jay’s challenge. My day started with a pretty green banana, a VERY crisp Granny Smith, and some time of reflection about why it is I’m really doing all of this.

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body”
–1 Corinthians 6:19-20–

That’s my primary reason, and improved health, more energy, and possible weight gain are just the gravy on the fries…er… the icing on the…. um… the vinagrette on the salad.

Update: Yes, I’m fully aware that the verse is somewhat out of context, but I think it’s use works pefectly in this instance. Feel free to agree/disagree/comment.


6 Comments so far

  1. Chris March 1st, 2005 1:34 pm

    i don’t believe that verse is out of context at all. your entire body in all respects is a creation of God. Therefore treat it that way!

  2. Meagan March 1st, 2005 2:28 pm

    I totally agree that it is if anything totally in context of what you are doing. Honour God with everything that you do including everything you put into your body.

  3. Joel Greenwood March 1st, 2005 3:02 pm

    I’d be careful about reading into Paul’s words what we now know to be true. You will not find a biblical reference to the low fat, medium carb, high protein diet that modern nutritionists suggest. Paul likely followed a diet of salty, high fat foods and drank wine when faced with poor water quality. Most men in Roman times would not live past the age of 40. We should be careful in trying to put our modern ideals onto the lips of ancient men of God. Maybe Paul would suggest that the End Times are so near it doesn’t matter the quality of food that we eat – find enough to keep going and keep spreading the good word. Maybe Paul in this day and age would be eating the same 4 hotdogs four times every week that Dave does/did and using the spare cash he saved on hotdogs to spend on travel expenses. Beats me – I never met the guy.

  4. Megs March 1st, 2005 3:24 pm

    in light of the fact that Paul would not have consumed any preservatives or any chemical substance we now use to preserve foods i’m thinking he didn’t really care what he ate because it was all from the ground or from animals killed whithin the same week that he was going to be eating it. There was no knowledge about good food vs. bad food because it was all pretty much good food. But if we now have the knowledge about what north american processed food does to our bodies then we have wisdom and should use it. That is all

  5. Chris March 2nd, 2005 1:54 pm

    in all honesty i could care less what Paul wanted to eat or could eat or would have suggested eating… it’s not Pauls diet i’m interested in, it would be wisdom which comes from God. i’m pretty sure God would be concerned and possibly even disappointed in one of his own for distroying their body and health. men in Pauls time didn’t live to 40 because of what they ate, but because of war. “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit” aka God. it would be foolish not to think about the future of your health and also say the world could end at any moment.

  6. Deb March 4th, 2005 6:08 pm

    The living to age 40 was not just war but more likely the diseases around at the time including diseases from the food. (Please take in context that this is from a Registered Nurse).