Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love

Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love

by Alexandra MacKillop
Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love

Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love

by Alexandra MacKillop


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Today's culture has distorted the way we women view our bodies. We are hyper-critical, obsessed with weight loss, and distracted by the countless advertisements we see to eat, exercise, and dress differently. But God does not call you to be thinner or to follow a perfectly clean diet plan. Rather, God longs for you to embrace your body, eat with freedom, and live with a deep sense of confidence that you (and your body) are loved exactly as you are. In Fulfilled, nutrition expert Alexandra MacKillop explores physical, mental, and spiritual health through a non-diet lens, encouraging you to respect your body, honor your hunger, and embrace the unique size and shape that God created for you.

Fulfilled provides tangible steps toward changing your beliefs about food and your body. After examining the ways dieting harms a person's physical and spiritual health, the book lays out a more intuitive framework for eating that emphasizes mindfulness, satisfaction, and surrender. As you learn to embrace your body, you'll be set free from the fear of losing control. As you grow in your understanding of God's love for you and your natural shape, you'll be released from the shame of not conforming to a certain physical type. As you develop your knowledge of intuitive eating, you'll realize that you can love and eat foods of all types. With Alexandra as your guide, you'll learn how to enjoy food without sabotaging your fitness goals, honor the unique body God created for you, and live out a life of love and freedom—all under the umbrella of grace.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506466828
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 1,140,486
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alexandra MacKillop is a food scientist and primary care provider at a holistic health clinic. Her writing has appeared on both Christian and nutrition blogs such as RELEVANT, (in)courage, and Naughty Nutrition, as well as in language and scientific journals such as Claritas Journal of Language and Culture and The Purdue Journal of Undergraduate Research. Alexandra holds a bachelor's degree in food science and a doctoral degree in chiropractic medicine from the National University of Health Sciences. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Our Deepest Need: Where Diet Culture Gets It Wrong 1

Chapter 2 The Root of the Problem: Why Our Culture Is So Obsessed with Dieting 15

Chapter 3 The Problem with Dieting: (and the Misleading Messages in the Media) 27

Chapter 4 Health at Every Size: You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy 43

Chapter 5 Eating with Freedom: God's Design for the Role of Food in Human Life 57

Chapter 6 Making the Decision: The Most Important Step toward Intuitive Eating 71

Chapter 7 Cultivating Awareness: Learning to Mindfully Listen to Your Body 91

Chapter 8 Building a Foundation for Food Freedom: Focus on Adequacy, Variety, and Balance 113

Chapter 9 Redeeming the Forbidden Fruit: A Systematic Approach to Breaking Food Rules 125

Chapter 10 Guarding Your Heart: (against the Temptation to Diet) 137

Chapter 11 Final Thoughts 155

Appendix 161

Notes 171

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