Learning to Eat Again: Confessions of a Man with an Eating Disorder

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I am one of the 3% of people who do not regain weight after significant weight loss. I used to weigh over 300 pounds, and I got my weight down to 205. Praise God for physical health! But what did it cost? As Christians, the intersection of our faith and health must result in the proper stewardship of our bodies – this expands not just to the scale, blood pressure and cholesterol, but to physical, mental and emotional health as well.

When I lost 100 pounds, I also lost a lot of self-respect for my body and gained tendencies that are congruent with eating disorders. Because I was so focused on the mirror, I actually cultivated an unhealthy relationship with food.

How we care for and view our bodies’ health magnifies what we give ultimate importance. Is it vanity? Is it indulgence? Or is it self-control and stewardship? …Read More.