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 […]

Know Anyone on a Crazy Fad Diet? 5 Ideas for Them-Part 2

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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 […]

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 […]

What Binge Eating Christians Should DO

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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

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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 […]

Christians Have Disordered Eating, Too!

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Christian, are you troubled by your eating behaviors and food-related thoughts? Are you struggling to understand them? Are you ashamed and afraid others will find out how much time and mental space is preoccupied with things like your weight, eating habits, food, and body image? You probably have heard of Eating Disorders but you don’t […]

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 […]

Holiday Weight Gain Causes & Concerns

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Holiday foods are usually more extravagant and energy-rich than day-to-day fare. Yet, it’s not only the special food choices that have the potential to lead to holiday weight gain. The holiday season is full of daily challenges that can quickly upend your health behaviors, sometimes leading to holiday weight gain or the more problematic backlash […]

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 […]

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 […]