75 episodes

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

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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 59 Ratings

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

    74. The Skill That Will Help You Break Up with Dieting for Good - The Body Trust Framework (Part 2)

    74. The Skill That Will Help You Break Up with Dieting for Good - The Body Trust Framework (Part 2)

    One of the biggest obstacles to letting go of dieting is learning to trust your body’s natural cues.



    For many women, the idea of letting go of a diet plan is scary because it means stepping away from a source of control and direction over what or when they eat. But in this episode, we’re addressing why it’s SO much better to trust your body when it comes to eating, and you’ll learn the key component to doing it!



    In today’s episode, we’re continuing our discussion of body trust. I know that cultivating body trust can help you improve your body image, but often it’s hard to lean into that trust.



    That’s why I’m breaking down exactly how to do it, but it’s up to you to take action on it for yourself. We’ll talk about the key component to learning to get in tune with your body’s natural cues and the truth about how God has designed your body purposefully and why you can trust it because of that.



    In this episode, you’ll learn…

    😌 The 1st component of body trust that will eliminate the need to ever go on another diet

    🧠 Why you might have trouble recognizing and understanding your body’s signals and what to do about it

    ⚖️ How to find the balance between focus and intentionality

    📖 What scripture has to say about your body’s design

    ⭐️ An effective strategy to get back in tune with your body

    Resources mentioned:

    >>> Download your FREE companion workbook HERE to check out the hunger and fullness scale bonus resource!

    Become a VIP Podcast Insider HERE to access BONUS resources only available to our VIP list.

    Enroll in The Joy-Filled Eater course!

    Join me and a community of crazy incredible women inside The Joy-Filled Food Freedom Society!

    Join our FREE community in the Food Freedom & Body Image Support for Christian Women Facebook group to ask your questions about cultivating a joy-filled relationship with food, your body, & Jesus.

    Got a burning question about food freedom, body image, faith, or nutrition? Leave me a SpeakPipe voice note here for a chance to have your question answered on an episode of The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast!

    If you love the show and are finding it valuable, be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Listen to your podcasts somewhere else? No worries!  You can leave your podcast review here instead 😉.

    Connect with Brittany on Instagram

    *Reminder - Podcast content is not meant to be taken as professional nutrition or medical advice or to replace counseling with a licensed therapist. Please consult with your own treatment team.

    • 24 min
    73. The Key to Better Body Image - The Body Trust Framework (Part 1)

    73. The Key to Better Body Image - The Body Trust Framework (Part 1)

    Negative body image often leads to hyper-focus on one's appearance, perpetuated by the belief that body positivity is the solution. However, body trust, not body positivity, is the key to cultivating a positive body image.

    This episode delves into how to understand what body trust is and shift your focus away from your body so that you can confidently nourish and care for your body, while improving your body image along the way!

    In today’s episode, we’ll uncover some common misconceptions about body positivity and what practicing it actually does to your mental health.  Then you’ll learn what scripture says that likely contradicts what you’ve been hearing about body image for years!

    A few things you can expect to hear in this episode include:

    🚗 What Volkswagon bugs and body image have in common

    🤯 A surprising truth from scripture about self-love that may shock you 

    🛑 The biggest thing that helped one of my students stop thinking about her body ALL 👏🏻 THE 👏🏻 TIME 👏🏻

    🕰️ The average amount of time most people spend trying to change their appearance

    ❤️‍🩹 Some incredible physical health improvements that become possible when you cultivate body trust

    Resources mentioned:

    >>> Download your FREE companion workbook HERE!

    Become a VIP Podcast Insider HERE to access BONUS resources only available to our VIP list.

    Enroll in The Joy-Filled Eater course!

    >>> Join me and a community of crazy incredible women inside The Joy-Filled Food Freedom Society!

    Join our FREE community in the Food Freedom & Body Image Support for Christian Women Facebook group to ask your questions about cultivating a joy-filled relationship with food, your body, & Jesus.

    Got a burning question about food freedom, body image, faith, or nutrition? Leave me a SpeakPipe voice note here for a chance to have your question answered on an episode of The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast!

    If you love the show and are finding it valuable, be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Listen to your podcasts somewhere else? No worries!  You can leave your podcast review here instead 😉.

    Connect with Brittany on Instagram

    *Reminder - Podcast content is not meant to be taken as professional nutrition or medical advice or to replace counseling with a licensed therapist. Please consult with your own treatment team.

    • 15 min
    72. Our Birth Story with Baby #3 (Part 2) - Here's What Happened When We Didn't Make It To The Hospital with Chris & Brittany Braswell

    72. Our Birth Story with Baby #3 (Part 2) - Here's What Happened When We Didn't Make It To The Hospital with Chris & Brittany Braswell

    What do you do when you know you’re not going to make it to the hospital in time to give birth to your baby?  That’s the decision my husband and I had to make very quickly when I went into labor during rush hour on a Wednesday morning just outside Birmingham, AL.

    Hear our full story in episodes 71 AND 72 where I’m joined by husband, Chris, as we take some time to let you in on our personal lives and share the details about my third pregnancy, our mad rush to to the hospital (which we DID NOT make it to), and our son’s dramatic entry into the world.

    In this episode, you’ll hear about:

    ⌛ The insane timeline from my 1st contraction to having my son in my arms

    🚘 How thousands of people kept me from making it to a hospital

    🚑 Where we ACTUALLY delivered our baby

    📖 Some lessons we both learned from this crazy experience

    ❓ A few questions from you, our listeners

    Resources mentioned:

    >>> Episode 23 - The Thing No One Told You Is Better Than Control

    >>> Enroll in The Joy-Filled Eater course!

    >>> Join me and a community of crazy incredible women inside The Joy-Filled Food Freedom Society!

    Become a VIP Podcast Insider HERE to access BONUS resources only available to our VIP list.

    Join our FREE community in the Food Freedom & Body Image Support for Christian Women Facebook group to ask your questions about cultivating a joy-filled relationship with food, your body, & Jesus.

    Got a burning question about food freedom, body image, faith, or nutrition? Leave me a SpeakPipe voice note here for a chance to have your question answered on an episode of The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast!

    If you love the show and are finding it valuable, be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Listen to your podcasts somewhere else? No worries!  You can leave your podcast review here instead 😉.

    Connect with Brittany on Instagram

    *Reminder - Podcast content is not meant to be taken as professional nutrition or medical advice or to replace counseling with a licensed therapist. Please consult with your own treatment team.

    • 39 min
    71. Our Birth Story with Baby #3 (Part 1) - Here's What Happened When We Didn't Make It To The Hospital with Chris & Brittany Braswell

    71. Our Birth Story with Baby #3 (Part 1) - Here's What Happened When We Didn't Make It To The Hospital with Chris & Brittany Braswell

    What do you do when you know you’re not going to make it to the hospital in time to give birth to your baby?  That’s the decision my husband and I had to make very quickly when I went into labor during rush hour on a Wednesday morning just outside Birmingham, AL.

    Hear our full story in episodes 71 AND 72 where I’m joined by husband, Chris, as we take some time to let you in on our personal lives and share the details about my third pregnancy, our mad rush to to the hospital (which we DID NOT make it to), and our son’s dramatic entry into the world.

    In this episode, you’ll hear about:

    🙅🏻‍♀️ The biggest mistake to avoid if you ever plan on having kids

    🤰🏻 A little background on my first 2 pregnancies, and how this 3rd one was different

    📰 The family news we got just days before our son’s expected arrival

    😷 What our pediatrician told us 2 days before I gave birth

    🪡 The dramatic accident that probably sent me into labor early

    Resources mentioned:

    >>> Episode 23 - The Thing No One Told You Is Better Than Control

    >>> Enroll in The Joy-Filled Eater course!

    >>> Join me and a community of crazy incredible women inside The Joy-Filled Food Freedom Society!

    Become a VIP Podcast Insider HERE to access BONUS resources only available to our VIP list.

    Join our FREE community in the Food Freedom & Body Image Support for Christian Women Facebook group to ask your questions about cultivating a joy-filled relationship with food, your body, & Jesus.

    Got a burning question about food freedom, body image, faith, or nutrition? Leave me a SpeakPipe voice note here for a chance to have your question answered on an episode of The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast!

    If you love the show and are finding it valuable, be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Listen to your podcasts somewhere else? No worries!  You can leave your podcast review here instead 😉.

    Connect with Brittany on Instagram

    *Reminder - Podcast content is not meant to be taken as professional nutrition or medical advice or to replace counseling with a licensed therapist. Please consult with your own treatment team.

    • 23 min
    70. How to Recover From Disordered Eating When Your Mom is Still Dieting with Kristen Bunger

    70. How to Recover From Disordered Eating When Your Mom is Still Dieting with Kristen Bunger

    Navigating eating disorder recovery is really difficult, especially with the influences of those still struggling around you cause confusion and uncertainty on your food freedom journey.

    Family stuck in diet culture can add a challenge to your recovery, but that doesn’t make it impossible. So in this episode, you’ll learn the key concepts of understanding how to make progress in your relationship with food and body, despite the influence of those around you.

    In today’s episode, I’m joined by Kristen Bunger, a Christian registered dietitian and author, to talk about recovering from eating disorders when your loved ones still haven't. We’ll discuss how family has the ability to influence so much of our lives, in both good and bad ways. You’ll also hear us touch on the idea of storywork and finding healing through evaluating core beliefs. And, we’ll talk about practical approaches to move past your present frustrations and limitations and find freedom through forgiveness and boundaries.

    Some topics discussed in this episode include: 

    ❤️ The impact of family on food and body perspectives

    😌 Balancing honor and honesty with loved ones

    📖 Looking back at the past to progress in the present

    🫂 Forgiveness from a place of understanding

    👉 The practicality of boundaries

    Resources mentioned:

    >>> Order Kristen’s book, Feed My Soul: Finding True Peace with Food, Movement, Rest, and Body Image

    >>> For more from Kristen, follow her on Instagram 

    Become a VIP Podcast Insider HERE to access BONUS resources only available to our VIP list.

    Enroll in The Joy-Filled Eater course!

    >>> Join me and a community of crazy incredible women inside The Joy-Filled Food Freedom Society!

    Join our FREE community in the Food Freedom & Body Image Support for Christian Women Facebook group to ask your questions about cultivating a joy-filled relationship with food, your body, & Jesus.

    Got a burning question about food freedom, body image, faith, or nutrition? Leave me a SpeakPipe voice note here for a chance to have your question answered on an episode of The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast!

    If you love the show and are finding it valuable, be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Listen to your podcasts somewhere else? No worries!  You can leave your podcast review here instead 😉.

    Connect with Brittany on Instagram

    *Reminder - Podcast content is not meant to be taken as professional nutrition or medical advice or to replace counseling with a licensed therapist. Please consult with your own treatment team.

    • 1 hr
    69. Should I Be Avoiding Processed Foods? The Great Clean Eating Debate

    69. Should I Be Avoiding Processed Foods? The Great Clean Eating Debate

    It seems like the main concept that is becoming more and more prevalent among food and diet trends is “clean eating,” but is that an idea worth following or not?

    Clean eating sounds good in theory, but it isn’t always the most practical or cost-effective approach. By the end of episode 69, you’ll know the truth about eating processed foods and how to overcome the anxiety of eating pre-packaged foods.

    In today’s episode, I’m diving into the topic of clean eating, giving you my thoughts on the debate, the pros and cons, and the reality that can be easy to miss. I’ll discuss breaking free from the chains of black-and-white mindsets and fear of foods that aren’t “clean.” You’ll hear my opinion, as a Registered Dietitian, on the practice of avoiding all processed foods. And, I’ll give you some practical ways to eat a balanced and healthful diet without cutting out entire categories of foods.

    Some ideas you’ll hear discussed in this episode are: 

    🥗 Defining “Clean Eating”

    😇 The Problem with Perfection

    🛒 The Reality of Processed Foods

    ✝️ Navigating Food Choices with Faith

    ⚖️ Practical Tips for a Balanced Approach to Better Nutrition

    Resources mentioned:

    >>> Check out our gentle nutrition series in episodes 30-39 if you want to learn more about nourishing your body with food in a non-diet way.

    >>> Listen to episode 40 of The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast, Letting Go of Perfect: Faith-Based Strategies for Conquering Perfectionism

    >>> Check out The Nourishing Menus Workshop to learn how to quickly and simply plan nourishing meals at home.

    Become a VIP Podcast Insider HERE to access BONUS resources only available to our VIP list.

    Enroll in The Joy-Filled Eater course!

    >>> Join me and a community of crazy incredible women inside The Joy-Filled Food Freedom Society!

    Join our FREE community in the Food Freedom & Body Image Support for Christian Women Facebook group to ask your questions about cultivating a joy-filled relationship with food, your body, & Jesus.

    Got a burning question about food freedom, body image, faith, or nutrition? Leave me a SpeakPipe voice note here for a chance to have your question answered on an episode of The Joy-Filled Eater Podcast!

    If you love the show and are finding it valuable, be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Listen to your podcasts somewhere else? No worries!  You can leave your podcast review here instead 😉.

    Connect with Brittany on Instagram

    *Reminder - Podcast content is not meant to be taken as professional nutrition or medical advice or to replace counseling with a licensed therapist. Please consult with your own treatment team.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

afitimageamy ,

Inspiring and motivating

Great podcast for those seeking freedom from disordered eating. Top on my list for podcast hosts with a pleasant voice and cheerful attitude + great information.

Kaseyshu ,

Practical topics for real people!

As a non-diet Christian health coach, I love how Brittany brings tactile health solutions for the everyday Jesus follower in each episode. I recommend this podcast for anyone who wants a down-to-earth, faith-based conversation about health from a dietitian. You’ll walk away with more clarity and an action step to go and improve your walk with the Lord and your health for today!

michelle eliane ,

So real

I love listening to Brittany and those she interviews. Her conversations are real and practical and it is not often I find the amazing balance of solid professional wisdom alongside heartfelt Biblical truth. Thank you!

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