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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

  • How to Really Feel Better in Your Body Featuring Amy Carlson, RD How to Really Feel Better in Your Body Featuring Amy Carlson, RD Play in Edifi Player

    How to Really Feel Better in Your Body Featuring Amy Carlson, RD

    "But I feel better on a plan!" This is a sentiment Heather's heard many times and even said herself. But, today, she talks with a dietitian and eating disorder expert, Amy Carlson about what's underneath that feeling of needing a food plan to feel like we're doing "okay" in our bodies. Amy and Heather unpack why we feel guilty or like we're doing something "wrong" when we aren't following a plan. They talk about who and how we decide to follow certain diets or adopt certain food rules. They …

  • Dear Gwyneth: Your Wellness Plan is Not Food or Body Freedom Dear Gwyneth: Your Wellness Plan is Not Food or Body Freedom Play in Edifi Player

    Dear Gwyneth: Your Wellness Plan is Not Food or Body Freedom

    Today's episode is a compassionate letter to Gwyneth Paltrow who, on Instagram this week, talked about her "wellness plan" which included her sharing what she eats in a day. If you didn't get to see the interview, you can learn more in this New York Post article which quipped that Gwyneth's daily food routine sounded like, "colonoscopy prep." But the goal of today's podcast is not to criticize or condemn Gwyneth. Instead, in this open letter, author and Christian body image coach, Heather …

  • What Happens in the Brain When You Binge Feat: Dr. Kari Anderson 2 What Happens in the Brain When You Binge Feat: Dr. Kari Anderson 2 Play in Edifi Player

    What Happens in the Brain When You Binge Feat: Dr. Kari Anderson 2

    Today Heather continues her conversation with Dr. Kari Anderson about binge eating. They discuss what's going on in the brain when we binge, how the brain sends signals that lead to a binge, how binges can connect with attachment and relational issues, how fear connects to inflammation issues, and more. Dr. Kari Anderson is a licensed professional counselor and is a national authority in the treatment of binge eating disorder. The pair also discuss: how to befriend your body, how to talk to …

  • Binge Eating, Stress Eating, Food Issues & Our Brains Binge Eating, Stress Eating, Food Issues & Our Brains Play in Edifi Player

    Binge Eating, Stress Eating, Food Issues & Our Brains

    Today Heather interviews Dr. Kari Anderson, a licensed professional counselor, eating disorder coach, author, and a recognized authority in treating binge eating and Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Today, Dr. Anderson shares her story of struggling with food as a child and young adult. Heather and Kari talk about everything from Kari's secret affinity for downing sugar packets for comfort to going to Weight Watchers meetings and how Kari's faith and training helped her come to a place where she …

  • 6 Things to Do When You Feel Fat: Tips for Christian Women 6 Things to Do When You Feel Fat: Tips for Christian Women Play in Edifi Player

    6 Things to Do When You Feel Fat: Tips for Christian Women

    What do you do when you feel fat? Of course, most know by now that "fat" isn't really a feeling. Yet, how many of us say it? It's what we say when we don't know any other words to express displeasure with how our bodies look or feel. Today, Heather explores six things you can do when you feel fat. Heather talks about what's under the surface of our "bleh" body feelings and how we can ask ourselves questions to try to separate what we are feeling, emotionally from how our bodies look. Heather …

  • What To Do If You Hate Your Stomach (2023) What To Do If You Hate Your Stomach (2023) Play in Edifi Player

    What To Do If You Hate Your Stomach (2023)

    Today we’re going to talk about what to do if there’s a part of your body that you hate–that you want to change or maybe even are obsessing over changing. In particular, we're going to talk about hating our stomachs. But you can take today's content and apply it to any body part that bothers you. Heather shares how she tried to research and figure out what culture's advice is for those who hate their stomachs. In short: the answer is always to change it. It's as if your stomach is a broken …

  • 7 minutes of Scripture: Numbers 13, 14 and Your Body Image 7 minutes of Scripture: Numbers 13, 14 and Your Body Image Play in Edifi Player

    7 minutes of Scripture: Numbers 13, 14 and Your Body Image

    In Numbers 13 and 14 we read the story of Joshua, Caleb and the twelve spies that were sent out from the Israelites to scout out the land of Canaan. Canaan was the promised land - the land that God was leading them to and had promised to them after freeing them from slavery in Egypt. Yet, ten of the twelve men sent as scouts decided that they were too small to fight the inhabitants and take over the land. In today's episode, Heather explains how this story can help inform and encourage our …

  • Improving Body Image, Body Image Idols, and Compared to Who? Improving Body Image, Body Image Idols, and Compared to Who? Play in Edifi Player

    Improving Body Image, Body Image Idols, and Compared to Who?

    On today's show, Heather re-introduces herself, shares her story, and explains in more depth the ministry of Compared to Who? Heather tells of how God helped her overcome a lifetime battle with food, a likely eating disorder, and other body image issues. She shares how God revealed to her she had made her body image an idol and how the revelation of the body image idolatry was life- changing. Heather also shares what Compared to Who? is all about, including the resources Compared to Who? …

  • How Do You Find Your Identity in Christ? Body Image, Identity, and Personality How Do You Find Your Identity in Christ? Body Image, Identity, and Personality Play in Edifi Player

    How Do You Find Your Identity in Christ? Body Image, Identity, and Personality

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  • Engaging Emotions Honestly, Three Chairs Model w/Travis Stewart Engaging Emotions Honestly, Three Chairs Model w/Travis Stewart Play in Edifi Player

    Engaging Emotions Honestly, Three Chairs Model w/Travis Stewart

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  • How Personality Connects to Food/ Body Issues with Travis Stewart How Personality Connects to Food/ Body Issues with Travis Stewart Play in Edifi Player

    How Personality Connects to Food/ Body Issues with Travis Stewart

    Today Heather talks with Travis Stewart, a licensed professional counselor and leader in the eating disorder recovery world. Travis and Heather discuss how understanding our core needs and motivations, which some may classify as part of "personality" can help us understand our proclivity toward certain behaviors around food and body. In today's show you'll hear Heather and Travis discuss 9 self-protective strategies along with the 7 core needs of the heart (cased on work done by Mark and Debbie …

  • Personality & Body Image Issues: Why We Manage Our Image Personality & Body Image Issues: Why We Manage Our Image Play in Edifi Player

    Personality & Body Image Issues: Why We Manage Our Image

    What if managing your image was about more than just your body? Have you ever felt yourself trying to manage your personality? Have you ever tried to portray an "image" of yourself that was more like your ideal than perhaps like you were actually wired? Today, Heather explores the world of personality and image. She shares her personal story of feeling like she needed a personality makeover and how she "changed her image" by becoming more out-going, but what she has learned in the decades …

  • IE coaching call February 23 IE coaching call February 23 Play in Edifi Player

    IE coaching call February 23

  • January Series 22 Pray for Body IMAGE issues January Series 22 Pray for Body IMAGE issues Play in Edifi Player

    January Series 22 Pray for Body IMAGE issues