Wanting to lose weight is a normal feeling for women in today’s world. We unfortunately live in an age when thinness is seen as overly valuable, and this creates insane pressures for us. We’ve all felt it! We’re constantly bombarded with messages about weight loss, from magazine covers to billboards, even all the way down … More 3 Ways Undereating Leads to Weight Gain
Today is the debut of Taylor Swift’s new documentary, Miss Americana on Netflix. In it, she reveals her struggle with an eating disorder for the first time. Admissions like hers aren’t rare in celebrity culture, with new details regarding the inner struggles of American idols emerging every day. But Swift’s is noteworthy for two key … More Taylor Swift Had an Eating Disorder. This Is Why It Matters.
The messages we hear in our culture very much attribute health problems to weight gain. Conversations about chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease are very weight-focused, with weight loss often being the only “lifestyle recommendation” given by healthcare providers to those looking to avoid medications. But weight loss recommendations don’t always translate to improved … More The Truth About Weight and Health
I received a question the other day along the lines of, “Do you believe it’s possible that prayer will help prevent weight gain? If I ask God to keep my body the same, will he?” My answer, in short, was no. But I’ve had that thought before, too. In my teenage years, I was terrified … More Praying Away Weight Gain
I typically define stress as a reaction that happens inside our bodies in response to something happening outside our bodies. That stress trigger could be anything from being chased by a bear, to having a big project at work, to struggling with something particularly worrisome that won’t leave our minds. Whether it’s a physical trigger or a … More Stress and Weight Gain