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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

  • Befriending Your Body Befriending Your Body Play in Edifi Player

    Befriending Your Body

    Is your body your friend or your enemy? Are you on the same team or are you always at odds? Do you feel like your body fights you? Or, maybe you've just never liked it...and making peace sounds nearly impossible. No matter where you are at on your body image journey, befriending your body is a helpful part of the process. Today, Heather talks about being kind to your body from several different angles. ### Here are some of the topics covered in today's Befriending Your Body episode: **We …

  • Back-to-School Shopping, Body Image, and Our Kids Back-to-School Shopping, Body Image, and Our Kids Play in Edifi Player

    Back-to-School Shopping, Body Image, and Our Kids

    Back-to-school shopping time gives an opportunity for body image issues to flare! Sometimes the issues are our own--we may project our own body image issues onto our kids, fearing they will follow in our footsteps as their size or shape changes. Or, it may be that our children are already expressing dissatisfaction with their bodies--and back-to-school shopping can be a rough time for both parent and child. Today we tackle all things back-to-school shopping, body image, and our children. ### …

  • When You Really Want to Start a New Diet When You Really Want to Start a New Diet Play in Edifi Player

    When You Really Want to Start a New Diet

    If you feel the urge to find a new diet for the Fall, you're not alone. Back- to-school time triggers us with the lure of a fresh start, new routines, and the promise that maybe this Fall we can find the plan to solve our issues for good! But, is finding a new diet or plan the best way to find body image freedom? Today we talk about this and more. If you really want to start a new diet soon -- this show is for you! ### What to Do When You Really Want to Start a New Diet Today we talk about …

  • Comparing Yourself to Your Younger Self? Comparing Yourself to Your Younger Self? Play in Edifi Player

    Comparing Yourself to Your Younger Self?

    Are you stuck comparing who you are today to who you were ten, twenty, or more years ago? If so, today's episode is for you. We're going to talk about how to stop comparing yourself to your younger self. We'll explore how we tend to romanticize and idealize those older versions of ourselves. We'll also look at how to reprogram our brains and accept the reality that a changing body is more normal than not as we age. If aging is bogging you down or you can't get over the desire to look how you …

  • 5 Things to Do on a Bad Body Image Day 5 Things to Do on a Bad Body Image Day Play in Edifi Player

    5 Things to Do on a Bad Body Image Day

    Wondering what to do and what not to do on a bad body image day? Here are five tips to help you navigate those days when you wake up and feel "bleh" about your body. If somedays you feel more consumed with your body and the desire to change it feels overwhelming, know you are not alone. We all have bad body image days. Even if you've made great strides towards freedom from obsessing over your body, there are days when the hormones will rage or the bloat will roar and you'll be ready to do …

  • Escaping Diet Culture and Healing Body Image Issues Escaping Diet Culture and Healing Body Image Issues Play in Edifi Player

    Escaping Diet Culture and Healing Body Image Issues

    Did you know that healing your body image may require you to escape from something you've likely been trapped in for a long time? Diet Culture-the ways we think having a better or "healthier" or thinner body will save us-has trapped many of us in its "escape room" for decades. We're told if we can do all the things, figure out the right combinations, and break the secret codes, then we will escape and be free from our body image issues. But, the truth is, that's not the way diet culture--or …

  • Are Fitness Trackers Bad for Your Health? Are Fitness Trackers Bad for Your Health? Play in Edifi Player

    Are Fitness Trackers Bad for Your Health?

    In today's "Hot Coaching Tips" episode, Heather talks fitness trackers, Apple Watch, and all the other little exercise bullies that we wear on our person. We talk about the good, the bad, and the unexpected when it comes to these tracking devices. Do you have to have your watch on to get "credit" every time you walk? Do you never leave home without your tracker? Take a listen today and see how this coaching episode can help you. ### Are Fitness Trackers Bad for Your Health? Here's what we …

  • What Does it Mean to Be Normal With Food? What Does it Mean to Be Normal With Food? Play in Edifi Player

    What Does it Mean to Be Normal With Food?

    Most of us who diet or try fitness/wellness plans aren't looking to be on a plan forever. We just want to rest. We just want to be normal with food. But what does that even look like? Are you so far from feeling peaceful and "normal" around food, that you can't even conceive of how that would look? That's what we're talking about in today's "Hot Coaching Tips" episode. ### Here are some points we cover as we discuss: What Does it Mean to Be Normal With Food? * Why it's important to …

  • Still Trying Not to Eat: Intuitive Eating Coaching Call Still Trying Not to Eat: Intuitive Eating Coaching Call Play in Edifi Player

    Still Trying Not to Eat: Intuitive Eating Coaching Call

    In today's Intuitive Eating coaching call, Heather talks to her coaches, Erin Todd and Char-Lee Cassel from the Intuitive Eating for Christian Women podcast about how she's spent so many years trying not to eat and how unfamiliar it is to have that permission. Today we start by looking at scripture. In Proverbs 13:25 the Bible talks about eating until their hearts are content. Then in Proverbs 14:1, the next verse in the Bible, scripture references a woman using her own hands to tear down her …

  • Hot Coaching Tip: How to Grieve the Loss of  Your Ideal Life Hot Coaching Tip: How to Grieve the Loss of Your Ideal Life Play in Edifi Player

    Hot Coaching Tip: How to Grieve the Loss of Your Ideal Life

    What does it mean to really let go of our ideals? Are you grieving the ideal life that you hoped to have, but don't? Do dreams of "happily ever after" keep us stuck wishing and hoping that our lives were different than they are? How can we let go of our ideal life in order to fully embrace and enjoy the life we actually have? We talk about these issues and more on today's episode. #### Here's Where We Go in Today's Show: Grieving the Loss of the Ideal Life * Check out Paul Tripp's …

  • The Spiritual Problem With Thinspiration The Spiritual Problem With Thinspiration Play in Edifi Player

    The Spiritual Problem With Thinspiration

    Thinspiration or Fitspiration has been around since I was a kid, only it didn't have such a cool name. But, I learned that cutting pictures out of magazines of women whom I aspired to look like would help me, somehow, look more like them. I read I should put these pictures on the refrigerator and that would help me not eat. I should put them on my mirror so I could look at these images, every day, and be reminded of my goal--to have that kind of body. It may sound innocent, but friends, …

  • Hot Coaching Tips: Black and White Thinking Hot Coaching Tips: Black and White Thinking Play in Edifi Player

    Hot Coaching Tips: Black and White Thinking

    This month Heather gives "hot" coaching tips to help you get body image freedom. Today's topic is black-and-white thinking. Sometimes it's called "All or Nothing thinking." But the trap those of us who fall into body image issues fall into is believing that the choice is in between caring about your body or not caring about your body. This is a false dichotomy. The choice isn't to steward or **not** steward our bodies, the choice is to believe that we can surrender our body image to the Lord. …

  • Holy or Hot? How to Make Holiness What We Really Desire Holy or Hot? How to Make Holiness What We Really Desire Play in Edifi Player

    Holy or Hot? How to Make Holiness What We Really Desire

    Do we want to be hot or holy? Your answer may be: Both! But the pursuit of a hotter body and the pursuit of looking more like Jesus can sometimes be competing interests. Of course, our pursuit of beauty isn't something to be ashamed of. We've been programmed to believe that our value is based on our appearance or connected to how we look. It takes a lot of faith and trust in God to break free from the world's economy of beauty. On today's show, we talk about how shifting our greatest pursuit …

  • Compared to Who? Body Image for Christian Women What to Say to a Single Friend and More Featuring Jennifer Hand Play in Edifi Player

    What to Say to a Single Friend and More Featuring Jennifer Hand

    How can I encourage my single friend who desires marriage? What do I say (or not say) to my single friends? Today, Jennifer Hand and I talk about her journey as a forty-year-old single woman. We talk about all the assumptions we make around our friends who are single or in any other situations that are "different" from our cultural norms. "Look what you can do if you're single." "It's a good thing you're single so you can serve God." Jenn's heard all the cringe-worthy but well-meaning …