Communion: What’s Someone On A Low-Carb Diet To Do?

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ July 12, 2008


Christian custom of communion includes bread and wine

When you first start livin’ la vida low-carb, it’s almost impossible to think about all the ways your life will change overnight. Sure, you know you’re not allowed to eat bread, pasta, sugar, candy, juice, rice, and just about anything sweet and starchy. You do it willingly because you realize that changing your lifestyle is about making healthier choices for your body so you can honor the temple that God has entrusted you with.

As a Christian low-carb dieter, it never occurred to me when I began this new way of eating in 2004 that it would make me choose between honoring God with one of the most important sacraments that Christians participate in or honoring my commitment to low-carb living. I’m referring to the act of communion where you consume a small cracker or unleavened bread wafer representing the body of Jesus and a small cup of grape juice or wine symbolizing Christ’s blood sacrifice for our sins on the cross.

So what does a low-carb dieter who is a believer in Jesus Christ do when it comes to celebrating and participating in this holy act of remembrance? Find out what I think is the right thing to do about this and be sure to read the comments from other Christians in the comments section by clicking here.

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