The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast | Food Freedom and Body Image Support for Christian Women

The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast | Food Freedom and Body Image Support for Christian Women

The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast is for Christian women who love Jesus, feel like their body is never good enough, and wish food didn’t feel SO complicated. We're spilling the tea on all things diet culture and helping you cultivate a joy-filled relationship with food, your body, & Jesus. Hey, I'm Brittany Braswell, food freedom and body image coach for Christian women. Tune in every Tuesday to learn how to: 👉🏻 Overcome your mental & spiritual battles with negative body image and disordered eating 👉🏻 Nourish your body with non-diet nutrition 👉🏻 Walk in your true identity in Christ


November 28, 2023 44 mins

Hearing others’ stories can be impactful and inspiring, but it can be hard to determine what your story entails and how to share it.

By the end of this episode, you’ll have insight into understanding the major aspects of your story and how to strategically share it to impact others in a meaningful way and reflect the Lord’s purpose in your life.

In today’s episode, I’m joined by best-selling author, motivational speaker, and host o...

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that might feel intimidating if you’re struggling with food or in the midst of your food freedom journey.

The holidays are meant to be filled with joy, community, and celebration, not guilt and stress about what you’re eating. In this Q&A episode, you’ll get lots of helpful insights on how to break free from holiday food guilt and find food freedom when gathered around the table!


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If you could anonymously ask a panel of experts any question at all about body image, what would you ask?

Body image can be a pretty messy topic to navigate… not to mention uncomfortable.  That’s why we decided to make it a little easier for a group of teens and women at the 2023 In His Image Body Image Conference, and I’m about to let you listen in on some of their questions.

In today’s episode, you’re getting a sneak peak into an...

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Do you ever feel like you have no idea what your purpose is or if you even have one?

Not knowing your purpose can lead you to clinging to a variety of disordered habits, rather than turning to the Lord with that question. In this episode, you’ll be equipped with steps to take in order to discover your calling from the Lord.

In today’s episode, I’ll be joined with Kaitlyn Cey, author, speaker, leadership coach, and director of Inspi...

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We often fall into the trap of feeling guilty for eating something we “shouldn’t” or eating too much.

By the end of this episode, you’ll learn how to stop the feelings of guilt dead in their tracks by discovering and battling the root beliefs causing those feelings.

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about how to navigate the guilt you may feel about the way or what you eat. I’ll touch on things like the amorality of food, differ...

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If you struggle with an “all or nothing” mindset when it comes to fitness, food, or other aspects of physical and mental health, this episode is for you!

Sometimes it feels easier to take a break from progress in busy seasons than to remain consistent with your recovery-focused habits. In this episode, you’ll learn to challenge your “play/pause” mindset to breed resilience and lay down healthy patterns of progress, even on your bus...

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If your answer to, “How are you?” is always, “I’m so busy,” then this episode is for you!

It’s easy to allow your busyness to become an excuse to not prioritize your overall health and progress to food freedom, but in this episode, you’ll hear all about navigating busy seasons without pressing pause on progress.

In today’s episode, I will be talking all about busyness with guest Shaela Daugherty, minister, fitness and nutrition coa...

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Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I’m too [fill in the blank] to recover,” or, “I can’t recover because of [blank]?”

It’s easy to use your traits or tendencies as an excuse for not being able to fully recover, but today you’ll learn the power of understanding those qualities on your path to food freedom.

In today’s episode, I’ll be chatting with Sarah Lee, a certified eating disorder recovery coach, about assessing how your c...

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Intuitive eating and food freedom begins by learning to be aware of what your body is telling you, and why.

Trying to figure out what your body is telling you can feel complicated and daunting, but after this episode, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to not only start listening to, but begin trusting and responding well to the signals your body is sending you.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Char-Lee Cassel, Register...

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People-pleasing is one of the driving factors that influences people to change the way they eat or how they look.

Seeking to please others first can lead us to displeasing the Lord through self sabotage of mental, physical, and spiritual health. So by the end of this episode, you’ll learn how to recognize 5 signs of being a people pleaser, AND how you can overcome each one.

In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at various aspects o...

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September 26, 2023 33 mins

Today’s episode is a little different, because today I’m getting vulnerable and giving you an update on where I’m at in life and business and what my current season of waiting and transition looks like.

Sometimes, waiting can seem like a bad thing, and it’s hard to figure out what to do during those seasons, but a season of waiting can be so fruitful when you learn to wait and transition well.

In today’s episode, I’m updating you a...

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Therapy can be such a valuable tool for improving our mental health, but without the incorporation of the Ultimate Counselor, it can’t be the ultimate solution.

If you’re ready to learn more about improving your mental health through the lens of a child of God rather than through the world, tune in, because today my special guest and I will uncover multiple aspects of moving toward God by letting go of the barriers that could be ho...

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Our culture promotes an endless cycle of work and striving, portraying it as the only path to success, but what if that’s not the case?

Rest can be hard to see as a gift, yet the Lord has wired us for rest. So in this episode we’ll address how and why you need to implement rest into your routine and begin to view it as a blessing that doesn’t hold you back but actually promotes healing. 

In today’s episode, I’ll be joined by Emily ...

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Wanting to better yourself and be healthy is not a bad thing, but striving for perfectionism can be overbearing, exhausting, and unattainable.

Luckily, we’re not called to be perfect, and we’re here to talk you through what it looks like to “let go of perfect” and conquer the mindsets that tell you that progress is measured by perfection. 

In today’s episode, I’ll be talking with certified life, health, and mental-health coach and ...

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You’ve got questions about gentle nutrition, and today, I’m answering 7 of them!

Several listeners submitted SpeakPipe questions asking about varying topics related to nutrition. Questions like, “What does it look like to grow in honoring both hunger & fullness? How do I  honor the gray area?”  “How do you know how much protein to eat?”  “How do you balance what you know will make you feel good vs. a meal out that you really wa...

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Diet culture seems to scream everything but gentle nutrition, and holding onto those lies and ideas that you need to be dieting are likely holding you back from optimal health and a better relationship with food that can come from practicing gentle nutrition.

There are lots of fears and food lies that can get stuck in your mind and hold you back from making progress toward intuitive eating and food freedom.  So today, you’ll learn ...

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Raising kids who enjoy nutrition and have a healthy relationship with food can feel like a daunting challenge, so let’s discuss what to do and what not to do in order to help your kiddos foster a neutral relationship with food and expand their understanding of their nutritional needs.

As a parent, aunt, grandmother, etc., you want your kids to be healthy and eat plenty of nutrient dense foods, but you don’t want to contribute to th...

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In today’s society, the sad truth is that diet culture is everywhere, including in the church, which means you’ll probably run into food lies or diet culture comments coming from the pulpit.

While church leadership most likely isn’t intending to offend or trigger anyone in the church body, it’s really important that we understand that many pastors just aren’t aware of the implications of their comments and we learn how to either ad...

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Planning out your menu for the day or week is a super helpful practice if you’re someone with a busy schedule.  And if you’re anything like me, you probably don’t have a lot of time to deal with complicated recipes for busy weeknights.

Thinking you have to meticulously plan and prep every aspect of your meal can feel overwhelming and lead to giving up before you even start to prepare a meal.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to ...

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Facing your fear of certain foods can bring up lots of anxiety and worry, but the more you challenge your fear foods, the closer you get to overcoming those mental food rules and moving toward food freedom.

It’s great to challenge your fear foods, but doing so without a structured approach may leave you feeling overwhelmed and disappointed. 

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss what a fear food is, common struggles that may arise when...

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