The past few months, I’ve been pretty disenchanted with coffee. If you’re not a coffee drinker, that might seem like a completely unremarkable statement. But I used to be a coffee addict (and proud of it!) I’d slowly been tapering down on the amount of coffee I’d been drinking over the past few months because … More The Restriction Mindset Leads to Overeating
As a Christian in the health/nutrition field, I frequently come across messages that hail scripture as motivation for dieting, disordered eating, and other unhealthy behavior. I’ve written about this topic before, but today I want to focus on fasting in particular. Fasting is a sort of a sticky area because it’s a practice with a … More Fasting Won't Fix Your Relationship With Food
Diet buzz words show up everywhere, even the church. Today I’m sharing a video where I talk about the intersection between food and faith in the Christian context. In the video, I reference my devotional bible study, Faith, Food, Freedom. Follow along with your own copy on page 18. If you don’t have one, download … More What Does Food Have to Do With Faith?
Have you ever heard of the hunger-fullness scale? If not, it’s a linear measure with tic marks ranging from 0 to 10 where 0 is famished and 10 is stuffed silly. Nutrition professionals encourage folks to start eating at a 3 or 4 of hunger level and stop eating around a 7 or 8. “It’s … More It’s Okay to Feel Full
As long as I can remember, I’ve had a sweet tooth; and for the first 20 years of my life, I shamed myself for it. Growing up, my parents were pretty concerned about “healthy eating” and rarely kept desserts in the house. My mom also often touted the many benefits of things like broccoli, almonds … More What Is Intuitive Eating, Anyway?