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For those of us recovering from eating disorders, calorie-labelled menus will be devastating – New Statesman

How many calories are in the Body and Blood of Christ? Fourteen years ago, when I was an anorexic teen letting a Communion wafer slowly dissolve on my tongue during…

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How many calories are in the Body and Blood of Christ? Fourteen years ago, when I was an anorexic teen letting a Communion wafer slowly dissolve on my tongue during Catholic mass, this was a pressing question. By then, Id figured out the calories in a single clementine segment; in a quarter of a cereal bar; in a piece of gum chewed for an hour; in a splash of squash poured over ice.
Throughout my teen years, numbers haunted my head. I used to write the calories Id consumed in a day on my palm in…

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