Hi guys! Last week I launched my third year blogging at Beyond the Dinner Table with a post on four things to consider before quitting sugar or starting another restrictive diet. I felt refreshed after writing it as I’ve personally spent the last year reanalyzing the way I (and our culture) look at health and nutrition. The thought of NOT dieting and NOT eliminating some kind of “unhealthy” food is hard for most of us because society idolizes those who control their body through diets and weight loss... and shames those who don’t.
However, nutrition is so much more than counting macronutrients, eating superfoods, and burning calories. (And, it definitely isn’t about a perfect number on the scale.) Good nutrition stems from a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. And, ultimately I believe that these healthy relationships begin with where we find our identity (...but please note this is based on my religious beliefs).
So that being said, if you’re like me and have done away with restrictive diets to focus on having healthy relationships with God, others, and yourself in 2018, here are some suggestions of what to do instead! After all, you’ll likely have a bunch more time and energy!
It's hard to believe it, but one year ago today I started Beyond the Dinner Table!
This year of blogging has had it's ups and downs—with me often wondering if I was in over my head or a little crazy putting myself out there. But it's YOU, my readers, that make me want to keep writing. All your comments and encouragement mean the world to me! I also know that there's more that God wants me to share and learn through this blog experience. And finally, it's the ongoing support from my two "editors," namely my hubby and my mom, that bring me down to earth and remind me why I wanted to start this blog in the first place when I need it most.
So to celebrate my one-year blogiversary, I'm sharing 5 favourite posts from my first year of blogging! (Oh, and you'll want to keep reading to hear about my blogiversary GIVEAWAY...)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours. May the joy of Christ's birth and the peace only He can bring be with you today and into this coming year!
Hi! I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, imperfect wife, mama of two, registered dietitian, and independent Beautycounter consultant. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like! I'm so glad you're here.
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