I spent the majority of my life sucking it in. Not my breath, but my belly. I used to be extremely self conscious about the appearance of my stomach through my shirt, especially when sitting down. If I was wearing jeans and folds of skin would spill over my waistband, I would be mortified, thinking that … More Embrace Your Belly
A quick google search for the word “cravings” yields almost 250 million results. Scrolling through the feed, the overwhelming majority of links lead to website offering tips and tricks for avoiding, overcoming, and distracting oneself from cravings. I used to search phrases like “how to kill cravings” all the time. I was afraid of hunger, fearing … More Some Thoughts On Cravings
“I love you, but I don’t like you right now.” Perhaps you’ve felt this sentiment in your interpersonal relationships, or heard it from others, or even said it out loud. As imperfect people, we offend, hurt, annoy, and disturb our fellow humans on a daily (or even hourly) basis. Try as we may, we can’t … More Self-Love Means Meeting Needs
My ears are pretty attuned to food-related comments (which is expected, given the nature of my job) and I find myself zeroing in on conversations about nutrition and eating more than other people probably do. While I’m mostly unphased by diet-centric viewpoints, it always makes me a little sad when people say things like, “I’m … More Isn’t Sugar Bad For You?
Before I became a Christian, I tried really hard to be “perfect.” I think even now, I still have some perfectionistic inclination: I am tempted to believe, at times, that my worth and value comes from how well I do things instead of who I am. One of the ways that my perfectionism used to manifest was … More We Were Designed To Eat With Freedom