When God Freed Me from My Body Shame

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Sure, I cared about my appearance. Didn’t every girl? I don’t remember exactly when my body shame began or when my value and worth became tied to my body’s shape and size, but at some point, it did. In high school, I became convinced that the worst thing in the world was to get fat […]

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 […]

Why Christians Get Duped by Nutrition Myths

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I have a lot of compassion for Christians trying to figure out how to be healthy and having to choose from the onslaught of nutrition myths given. Most of these nutrition myths that dominate social media bring people into bondage and, other than being potentially damaging to physical health, this is my biggest concern. A large […]

Does My Diet Matter to God?

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Tips to Find Your Nutrition Pro

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When you need to find a nutrition professional, use the four tips introduced below. Before you read on, however, consider that all Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are highly-trained nutrition professionals and are held to the strictest standards; this cannot be said of all who call themselves nutritionists. Still, even among RDNs, […]

What Is Disordered Eating?

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You may have heard the term “disordered eating” and wondered what it means. We use the phrase to describe an unhealthy relationship with food. Disordered eating is actually just a step below a full-fledged eating disorder and is often a pathway to it. The practices can be almost as damaging in the long term as […]

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 […]