On my blog and Instagram (and in my book, Fulfilled) I talk a lot about the concept of trusting our bodies. When I was struggling with dieting and disordered eating, I had a lot of fear surrounding the relationship between food, exercise, hunger, fullness, and the size and shape of my body. I was afraid … More Body Trust vs. Putting Your Trust in Your Body
I became a Christian before I became an intuitive eater, but I became an intuitive eater before I realized how fundamental a non-diet life was to the practice of my faith. Once I understood that my faith and my approach to food were inseparable, everything finally started to make sense. Why we diet in the … More Intuitive Eating Through a Christian Lens
Intuitive Eating is for Christians, too! However, the namesake Intuitive Eating book doesn’t pay homage to the fact that a philosophy of honoring our bodies, including their hunger signals and unique sizes and shapes, was something that God designed at the very beginning of time. While diet culture disrupted that natural, internal signaling process and … More 10 Faith-Based Principles of Intuitive Eating
Contrary to what many people believe, there’s nothing morally wrong with living in a larger body. It simply is not a sin to be overweight. It is, however, a sin to judge someone based off the size and shape of their body. On my blog/social media, I get a lot of questions about gluttony. “Isn’t … More Unhealthy Judgment
I thought losing weight was going to fix all my problems for me. But it didn’t. Really, it only created more problems. #notworthit As humans in general, I think we’re always on the lookout for the next easy fix. We want to find that one secret solution that will make our lives easier so that … More Body Image or Body Idolatry?