Health is not a certain body size. That’s what today’s podcast with Christine really drilled deeper into my heart. It’s not even being able to deadlift 300 pounds. It’s not even being able to run 20 miles or 10 miles or 5 miles. It’s so much broader and simpler than that, and that’s one big thing I took away from my episode with Christine Hebert of Nutritious Notions and the Eating with Grace Podcast. This was such a refreshing conversation.
Christine doesn’t focus on calories or exercise. She focuses on the joy of moving, the joy of embracing your body the way God designed it, and she emphasized to my heart the importance of centering your heart on the Lord Jesus Christ in worship in the morning before you get on social media or scroll through your phone.
Christine is a registered dietitian, but she is not focused on ‘dieting’ at all; she loves all things, and she speaks about many of these on her podcast:
Health at Every Size
Glorifying God in Our Bodies
Being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
That spoke to my heart; and I hope this podcast speaks to your heart in the way that God used it to speak to me and center me back on Him.
In the show we talked about:
– Her story of struggling with an eating disorder in college, feeling lonely, and going into nutrition
– What triggered her eating disorder in college
– How Christine had to heal her relationship with food before really helping others
– How to point women back to their identity being in Who God is and Who He Made them to Be
– The biggest lies women believe about their bodies and combatting those with the truth
– How Christine has learned to keep her mind and heart focused on especially bad body image days
– Redefining what healthy looks like
– Why the root issues of all eating disorders are so similar (more than they are different)
– What filtering your social media to protect your mental health looks like for her
– Why mental health is just as important and shouldn’t be neglected
– Christine’s Favorite mentors in the non diet mentality
– Christine’s favorite easy dinners and baked goods
She also shared some wonderful resources for food freedom and steering clear of diet cultures:
Food Freedom Resources:
Her Website to work with her/learn more from her: Nutritious Notions
Her Instagram: Nutritious Notions
Instagram Influencers to Follow:
Intuitive Eating/Food Freedom Books
And if you listen to the podcast and would be able to leave a review on the Itunes App, I would so appreciate that; I would love to hear how it’s blessed you, what you’ve learned, and even what you’d like to hear more about on the podcast.
Have you ever thought that health equals one kind of size?
Have you come to a peace with your body over the changes that you’ve experienced?