For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Charles River Labs celebrates Halloween with chocolate. In fact, the last month has proved a slowly increasing chocolate-and-miscellaneous-candy bonanaza in anticipation of today. Walking through the cube farm, I inevitably see somebody munching a Crunch bar or Butterfingers. Passing the receptionist, I see M&Ms; and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups slowly vanishing. I myself have contributed to the demise of dozens of small chocolate bars; I have a particularly difficult time resisting Milky Way and Snickers bars, although Peanut Butter Cups do tend to set my mouth watering as well.
All that is well and good, until I find myself scorning my delicious salad (really! I like my salads! I put cranberries, walnuts, and fetta cheese on it, only lightly seasoning it with raspberry viniagrette dressing, and it is quite tasty) in favor of a chocolate bar. If you followed me around today, you would have seen me struggling with myself every time I passed a cache of chocolate: I would look and walk by, or mayabe even walk up to it and look in, then wrench myself away. I even once opened a small bag of M&Ms; and actually taped it back closed, forcing myself to eat my carrots.
Carrots, incidentally, have almost no protein. Ian and I calculated that to eat 1 oz (28 g) of protein, you would have to eat 300 servings of baby carrots at 9 carrots/serving. Since one serving also contains 290% of your daily vitamin A, I have the feeling the vitamin A would kill you before you got all that protein. Also, I am supposed to consume 6 oz of protein a day. If I tried to do that through carrots alone, I would probably die with orange-tinted skin.