When the Mirror Makes You Want to Cry

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Oh, how I remember this feeling. It didn’t happen all the time, but every once in a while, I would despair to the point of tears. Alone. Hidden away in the bathroom. And what caused it? Catching a full-body shot of myself in the mirror. Most days I just didn’t like the way I looked […]

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 […]

Know Anyone on a Crazy Fad Diet? 5 Ideas for Them-Part 1

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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?

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]