Compared to Who? Body Image for Christian Women
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What Dieting Does to Your Body

March 01, 2021
00:00 31:19
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Today's episode is for EVERY man and woman who has ever had an on-again, off-again relationship with dieting.

Have you learned that certain foods are "good" and certain foods are "bad"? Have you lived a life of going on and going off of diets? Ever wonder why so many people still go on diets even though all the data shows that 95% of diets don't work and 80% of people who lose weight on a diet will gain it back within a year. Just getting skinnier actually doesn't make you healthier. Today I talk to an expert on this topic - Alexandra MacKillop. She's a holistic healthcare provider who helps people recover from unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. She's written a brand new Christian book called, "Fulfilled" and it's all about the harm years of dieting and diet culture has done to us and what we can do to find health again. Alexandra believes that health has very little to do with that number you see on the scale. She'll encourage you in this episode with some truth about why crash dieting to lose that ten pounds quick can do long-term harm to our bodies.

About Alexandra MacKillop: She's a food scientist, author, and functional medicine physician. Her passion lies in helping women care for their health, heal from patterns of dieting, and embrace who God created them to be. She writes weekly blog posts on these topics at, and her faith-based, non-diet book Fulfilled will be released in March.


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Heather Creekmore writes and speaks hope to thousands of women each week inspiring them to stop comparing and start living. Her first book Compared to Who? encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and find freedom. Her latest release, The Burden of Better, offers women a journey into the depths of God's grace to find a way off the treadmill of constant comparison. Heather has been featured on Fox News, Huff Post, Morning Dose, Church Leaders, and For Every Mom, along with dozens of other shows and podcasts. But she's best recognized for her appearance as a contestant on the Netflix hit show, Nailed It. Heather and her fighter-pilot-turned-pastor husband, Eric have four children and live in Austin, Texas.

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