I Don’t Want to Diet, But I’m Afraid Not To!
You’ve been here many times before…you don’t want to diet but are afraid not to diet at the same time. You want to get your eating under control and feel that the only way to do this is by starting the next diet. You believe you need the structure, rules, and steps to follow or […]
Know Anyone on a Crazy Fad Diet? 5 Ideas for Them-Part 2
You have a loved one who’s always trying the next crazy fad diet or who eats in unnaturally restrictive or obsessive ways. Weight loss is often her goal, but as you will see, there is usually more to it. You will want to read part 1 where I gave the first two ideas. Now in […]
Know Anyone on a Crazy Fad Diet? 5 Ideas for Them-Part 1
We all know someone on a crazy fad diet, that is if we aren’t doing it ourselves. Crazy fad diets or crash diets almost always involve severely restricting the number of calories (energy). They can also include following unnatural ways of eating. I’ve even seen plenty of crazy diets that include eating weird ingredients (things […]
Does My Diet Matter to God?
Does my diet matter to God? The short answer is if your diet (meaning your eating habits) and related thoughts are consuming you, preoccupying you, changing the way you think about yourself or others, or causing you anxiety, anger, or shame…then YES, your diet matters to God! And better yet, He helps! There are only […]
Help for Christians with Anxiety About their Weight
Feeling anxiety about your weight is a common issue that many people face, and this certainly includes Christians. While I don’t usually repeat the common messages that you can find elsewhere, I realized that I may be doing you a disservice. I don’t want to assume you have heard all the foundational advice and jump […]
Christian but Ashamed of Your Body?
Poor body image is a difficult issue to tackle. And it can be especially challenging for Christians. You may feel you shouldn’t be struggling with this problem. You might be ashamed of caring so much about the way you look or have guilt about the importance you have allowed this to have in your life. […]
What Binge Eating Christians Should DO
Hello, I’m Cheryl and I’m a former binge eating Christian. By God’s grace, I am no longer in a frequent struggle with this, and I want to help you get out of it, too! So, you are surely asking, “How can I be freed from binge eating, too?” First, know this is a question many […]
What a Binge Eating Christian Should PRAY
The binge eating Christian has a double whammy. What is often referred to as binge eating can be a difficult thing to overcome for anyone, but this is especially true when you feel like you’re the only believer struggling with it and don’t know where to turn for help. But I assure you, you are […]
Body Shame, Dieting, and the Christian
You want to live for the Lord, but you are also consumed by the way you look. You know that the world has set standards most bodies can’t achieve, yet they still have power over you. Somehow, you still live with body shame as a Christian. First, know you are not alone, sister. I have […]
Is Fatphobia Taking Over?
Technically speaking, “fat phobia” can be described as a pathological fear of fatness that healthcare professionals treat using particular tools and treatments. However, in common usage, “fatphobia” doesn’t usually include a medically-defined condition. More commonly, the term means the fear of being fat oneself. It also can consist of a weight bias against others who […]