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 […]

Christian but Ashamed of Your Body?

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]