Dieting and exercise may be okay in moderation, but we often hold ourselves to unrealistic standards of physical perfection based on society's expectations. Because God loves every one of our curves unconditionally, here are a few reasons why it's important to accept ourselves at any age or size.
The Thin Cage
Chances are, if you're not on a diet when you read this, you just were—or will be soon. According to a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, on any given day, 64.5 million American women are on a diet and will spend billions on diet and diet-related products each year. For way too many of us, dieting is our lifestyle of choice as we constantly focus on how much we eat, how much we weigh, and how we look.
That's why Constance Rhodes,a wife and mom, founded the faith-based organization Finding Balance in January 2001. Her passion is to counter the mistaken belief that the chronic dieting done by those who don't meet clinical criteria for more extreme eating disorders is normal and healthy. She knows ...