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1 In the past, our appetite was our God. We ate as many times a day as we could find an appetite to. We worshipped our appetite as though it was our God. This shortens our lives.

2 Some of us have never gone a day without eating, unless we were sick and the doctor stopped us until his drugs could aid in killing the germ that eating thee or four meals a day had caused.

3 We think we cannot miss a meal, unless we are unable to buy the next meal. So we wear out our stomachs that could possibly live a thousand years, if cared for and protected from the enemies that will shorten and destroy our lives.

4 We can soon get accustomed to eating once a day and nothing between meals. After getting used to eating once a day, we can get used to eating once every two days. Our stomachs will not ask us for food -- except at the time that we make a habit of putting food in them.

5 Surely one meal a day and eating the right kind of food at that meal will do away with much sickness and add many years to our lives. Try it for yourself.

6 Do not eat everything you see the Christians eat. That is why they have so many hospitals and must produce so many doctors every year.

7 Eat to live, and not to die, because how you eat does both -- it keeps you here, and it takes you away. Do not fill up your stomach with sweets. Keep away from greasy foods.

8 Allah (God) has brought us this knowledge, in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad. Believe in Him, obey and follow His teachings, and you will always be happy.