For many of us, what we eat and how we eat it is a major component of the fulfillment of social customs and/or religious rituals or both. The meal is the centerpiece of hospitality and celebration. However, like everything else that exists, even all permissible fare can be for evil as well as for good. What we eat can nourish our bodies and give us strength or it can cause damage even when it is fresh and properly cooked. With all of the hype about hundreds of published “lose weight” diets like low fat, high protein, low carb, raw food, and diet recipes of all kinds with diet pills like Hoodia and Phentermine, fat burners and the like, people spend billions every year on weight loss programs that help shed a few pounds with most regaining their weight after a few months. Moreover, the fact that diet books seem to make the top of the bestseller lists every month is a clear indication that there continues to be a strong public interest in weight loss.