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
Social media has a way of highlighting our collective tendency to compare ourselves to other people. It’s often said that social media is a “highlight reel,” meaning that we end up comparing our regular, standard, everyday lives to the cleanest, prettiest, proudest and most polished moments in somebody else’s. Nobody’s life is perfect. However, comparison … More I used to be so _______________.
True or false? If you get up and go for a run right now, that would be a healthy thing to do. Let’s say it’s 3 pm on a Saturday, you’re feeling energetic, and it’s a beautiful day. You have a spare 60 minutes to lace up your shoes, take a jog, come home, and … More 3 Reasons Exercise Isn’t Healthy
When I was struggling with chronic dieting and disordered eating, life was a lot less fun than it is today. There were lots of reasons for this—mental, emotional, spiritual, social, physical—many of which I’ve already discussed on this blog. But today, I’m going to touch on some of the physical reasons. Dieting made me physically … More 3 Ways Dieting Can Cause Hypothyroidism