Food. I’d rather not talk about food. Okay, I guess that’s not true. I talk about everything–maybe a little too honestly. But, I confess I have an affection for Bark Thins and how quickly they seem to disappear in my house (although I won’t let anyone else touch the bag!).
(Updated: 2023 – I also know that my journey with body image issues was such that God couldn’t touch my food until after he had healed my body image issues. Now I see that a lot of my over-eating, binging, and “food addiction” was connected to the restriction and eating disorder that I likely had. This episode reveals where I was at the time I recorded this, but my journey had taken me to a much different place now in my beliefs and relationship with food.)
In that post, I also shared with you some information on the book I mention in today’s video. It’s called “Full: For, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction.” (Buy it on Amazon here.)
Questions for reflection:
In what ways has your struggle with body image connected with your struggle with food? Have you ever used food to try to control your body image? Have food issues/eating disorders been a byproduct of your body image struggles?
What do you think about Heather’s point that she needed to solve her body image issues before she could work on her food issues?
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