I Don’t Want to Diet, But I’m Afraid Not To!

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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 […]

Body Shame, Dieting, and the Christian

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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 […]

Healthy Eating Should Not Be Expensive

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Affordable Healthy Eating: Health Food Should Not Be Expensive Over the years, I have often heard people say they cannot afford to “eat healthy.” I can assure you that truly healthy eating should be very affordable! Today I want to discuss the nutrition myths surrounding the idea that healthy eating is too pricy. I will […]

Is Fatphobia Taking Over?

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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 […]

Are Control Issues the Problem?

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I talk a lot about the need to look past food and eating behaviors in order to understand disordered eating. After all, these are just symptoms of more significant problems and therefore should not be the treatment target. It is necessary to dig down to the root issues that display themselves in disordered eating or […]

Fad Diets: Why Do We Believe Them?

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Today as always, there are plenty of fad diets to be found. Forget to be found, they are out to find you. Everywhere you look, Facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram, YouTube, etc., you will hardly be spared these fad diet claims for even a single day. There are new nutrition ideas pumped out regularly, but there […]

Escape the Diet Culture with Me!

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We live in a diet-obsessed culture. We see it everywhere, from TV shows like The Biggest Loser to social media posts of celebrities telling us how to lose weight just like they did (mm-hmm). But such extreme and unnatural actions as perpetuated by the diet culture are not the way to a truly healthful or […]

My Journey to Food Freedom

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I know what it is like to live with a harmful mindset regarding food, dieting, weight changes, and body image. I spent decades judging where I was on the “good and bad” meter based on the net calories I ate that day. The number on the scale determined my mood for the day. Somehow I […]