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Compared to Who? Body Image for Christian Women

Compared to Who? Body Image for Christian Women

Looking for authentic conversations about how to deal with your body image, insecurity, and comparison issues as a Christian woman? Then Compared to Who? is the show for you! Twice a week, we tackle tough topics like dieting, disordered eating, weight loss, aging, body dysmorphia, and more from a practical, grace-filled, gospel-centered perspective. Author, speaker, and Christian body image coach Heather Creekmore speaks truth in a direct, relatable, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny way. Listen and be encouraged to stop comparing and start living! Find out more about Heather Creekmore and the ministry of Compared to Who? at https://www.comparedtowho.me.

Episodes

  • Gentle Nutrition, Intuitive Eating & the Holidays: IE Coaching Call Gentle Nutrition, Intuitive Eating & the Holidays: IE Coaching Call Play in Edifi Player

    Gentle Nutrition, Intuitive Eating & the Holidays: IE Coaching Call

    Today Heather is joined by her Intuitive Eating coaches, Erin Todd and Char- Lee Cassel as they discuss navigating the holidays and more. Heather shares how last year she was in the "honeymoon" phase of Intuitive Eating during the holidays and how this year feels a little different. The group discusses how to incorporate the principles of gentle nutrition with the freedom to enjoy all foods. They also discuss the myth that "eating nutritiously" always means having a culturally-appreciated …

  • Shopping & Body Image Issues Shopping & Body Image Issues Play in Edifi Player

    Shopping & Body Image Issues

    In today's Black Friday episode of the show, Heather talks about the connection between body image issues and shopping! If you've ever found yourself trying to soothe your body image frustration through buying clothes or buying things . . .you're not alone. Today's show offers practical tips for getting our shopping habits under control. There's nothing wrong with enjoying shopping, but if we believe we can buy our way out of our body image issues-it won't work as we hope it. Also, today …

  • Gentle Nutrition, Intuitive Eating & the Holidays: IE Coaching Call Gentle Nutrition, Intuitive Eating & the Holidays: IE Coaching Call Play in Edifi Player

    Gentle Nutrition, Intuitive Eating & the Holidays: IE Coaching Call

    Today Heather is joined by her Intuitive Eating coaches, Erin Todd and Char- Lee Cassel as they discuss navigating the holidays and more. Heather shares how last year she was in the "honeymoon" phase of Intuitive Eating during the holidays and how this year feels a little different. The group discusses how to incorporate the principles of gentle nutrition with the freedom to enjoy all foods. They also discuss the myth that "eating nutritiously" always means having a culturally-appreciated …

  • Feasting & Fasting with Erin Davis Part 2 Feasting & Fasting with Erin Davis Part 2 Play in Edifi Player

    Feasting & Fasting with Erin Davis Part 2

    Today, Heather is joined by Erin Davis, an author, Bible teacher, and podcaster who has a new book out on Feasting and Fasting. In part two of this interview, Erin talks about feasting and how God created food as a good gift for his people. She shares how God has used food to show her his goodness and how healing our relationship with food is important. Erin and Heather also talk about how God will throw us a feast in heaven someday, great evidence that God isn't against food and wants to …

  • Feasting and Fasting with Erin Davis Feasting and Fasting with Erin Davis Play in Edifi Player

    Feasting and Fasting with Erin Davis

    Today's guest is Erin Davis. Erin is an author, Bible teacher, and podcaster who has a new book out on Feasting and Fasting. Today is part one of my interview with Erin where we talk about her own journey with an eating disorder in college. We also talk about how God has touched Erin's relationship with food through a deep dive through scripture. This led Erin to explore how often God encourages his followers to feast and celebrate his goodness and to fast and seek His face. In this episode, …

  • Tara's Story of Body Image Coaching (Part 2) Tara's Story of Body Image Coaching (Part 2) Play in Edifi Player

    Tara's Story of Body Image Coaching (Part 2)

    Heather’s guest is a former client and new Facebook community manager, Tara Rothwell. Tara shares her story of fighting with food, body image issues, and other addictions. In today's episode, Tara shares about her experience in Heather’s group coaching program and how that has changed her body image issues and how his change has spilled over into other parts of her life, and brought positive change there too. Tara talks about how nervous she was to try group coaching, how she wondered if it …

  • I've Tried Everything: Tara's Story I've Tried Everything: Tara's Story Play in Edifi Player

    I've Tried Everything: Tara's Story

    Today Heather's guest is former client and new Facebook community manager, Tara Rothwell. Tara shares her story of fighting with food, body image issues, and other additions and her testimony of how Jesus has walked beside her through tough times to bring her closer to him. This is part one of a two-part episode. Today, is Tara's testimony and in part two on Friday, Tara shares about her experience in Heather's group coaching program and how that has changed her body image issues and how his …

  • OCD, Narcissism, Eating Disorders, & Body Image OCD, Narcissism, Eating Disorders, & Body Image Play in Edifi Player

    OCD, Narcissism, Eating Disorders, & Body Image

    Today my guest is Dr. Michelle Bengtson, a board-certified neuropsychologist, author, speaker and podcast host. Dr. B and Heather discuss the connection between OCD and eating disorders and body image issues. They also dig into the effect a narcissist parent, coach, or romantic partner may have on body image issues and eating disorder issues. Other topics covered in today's episode include: Why do we need to control things? How anxiety connects to OCD and eating disorders, orthorexia and its …

  • Letting Go of "Good" and "Bad" Food Labels Featuring Amy Carlson Letting Go of "Good" and "Bad" Food Labels Featuring Amy Carlson Play in Edifi Player

    Letting Go of "Good" and "Bad" Food Labels Featuring Amy Carlson

    This is part one of a two part interview with one of our favorite non-diet dietitians and eating disorder specialists, Amy Carlson. Amy and Heather tackle the topics of good foods and bad foods from a biblical perspective. They dig into Romans 14 where Paul addresses the distinctions the believers in Rome have in the ways they eat and what they abstain from eating. Amy and Heather break down applications from this passage to our modern day food rules and labels. You will be amazed at how much …

  • Romans 14: Good Foods and Bad Foods? Part 2 Romans 14: Good Foods and Bad Foods? Part 2 Play in Edifi Player

    Romans 14: Good Foods and Bad Foods? Part 2

    This is part two of a two part interview with one of our favorite non-diet dietitians and eating disorder specialists, Amy Carlson. Today, Amy and Heather look at Romans 14 and what God has to say about food rules. In the passage, Paul breaks down how some of the Christian Jews still feel obligated to follow Jewish food rules. He also talks about how we can, in the most loving way possible, interact with people who keep food rules and how to refrain from judging or causing division among …

  • Letting Go of "Good" and "Bad" Food Labels Featuring Amy Carlson Letting Go of "Good" and "Bad" Food Labels Featuring Amy Carlson Play in Edifi Player

    Letting Go of "Good" and "Bad" Food Labels Featuring Amy Carlson

    This is part one of a two part interview with one of our favorite non-diet dietitians and eating disorder specialists, Amy Carlson. Amy and Heather tackle the topics of good foods and bad foods from a biblical perspective. They dig into Romans 14 where Paul addresses the distinctions the believers in Rome have in the ways they eat and what they abstain from eating. Amy and Heather break down applications from this passage to our modern day food rules and labels. You will be amazed at how much …

  • Letting Go of the Number on the Scale: IE Coaching Call Letting Go of the Number on the Scale: IE Coaching Call Play in Edifi Player

    Letting Go of the Number on the Scale: IE Coaching Call

    Today's Intuitive Eating coaching call Heather and her coaches talk about the real challenge of getting over that number on the scale. Heather talks about how a medical procedure recently forced her to see that number, after not weighing for a while, and how she's wrestled with the power that number holds. The trio talks about what we attach to that number, what health really is (beyond a number on a scale) and how to separate identity from a number on the box (that no one knows anyway)! If …

  • Letting Go of Clothes That Don't Fit Letting Go of Clothes That Don't Fit Play in Edifi Player

    Letting Go of Clothes That Don't Fit

    If you're like me, there may be some items hanging out in your closet that no longer fit. Why do we hang on to these clothes? What's really going on in our heads and our hearts that keeps us from saying "adios" to something that's no longer right for our bodies? Today, Heather tackles the tough topic of why we hang on to clothes that don't fit and how to process, in an emotionally healthy way, breaking up with that ideal or former clothing size. If you're hoping your body will someday fit the …

  • Letting Go of Expectations for My Life Part 2 Letting Go of Expectations for My Life Part 2 Play in Edifi Player

    Letting Go of Expectations for My Life Part 2

    Today Heather's friend, Jeanette Henriques continues sharing her testimony of struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and facing various other life trials. Jeanette became a ward of the state of Texas as child, was in and out of eating disorder treatment fifty times, and has faced numerous health trials. In fact, at the time of this interview, Jeanette is on hospice because of the severity of her health struggles. Yet, through it all, Jeanette sees and acknowledges God's …