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Old School Food Freedom

Old School Food Freedom

By FINDINGbalance, Inc.

In today’s diet-culture society, food issues and body hatred have become the norm. But you were created to be FREE. Join FINDINGbalance Executive Director Chrissy Kirkman as she interviews a wide range of Biblically-sound experts, thought-leaders, artists, and everyday people who will inspire you to interrupt negative cultural soundtracks and get back to the old-school basics of God’s original design for our relationship with food and our bodies.
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7. Q&A Mix Tape with Dr. Alisa Shanks & Amy Schaller

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10. Protecting Your Heart Against January Diet Frenzy, Pt. 2 with Dr. Alisa Shanks
10. Protecting Your Heart Against January Diet Frenzy, Pt. 2 with Dr. Alisa Shanks
On this episode of the Old School Food Freedom Podcast, FINDINGbalance Executive Director and host Chrissy Kirkman continues the conversation from episode 9 with special guest, Dr. Alisa Shanks. In this episode, Dr. Shanks further explores the topic, providing more actionable strategies for staying true to your values and goals while navigating the often-overwhelming diet culture. Gain practical advice on how to set intentions and make mindful choices that honor both your body and your faith. Whether you're just starting your food freedom journey, or you've been on it for a while, this episode will provide valuable insights and inspiration to help you stay on track and protect your heart during the January diet frenzy! LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email your questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram DR. ALISA SHANKS: LinkedIn Colorado Christian University Christian Treatment Finder Profile _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM The Real Cost of Beauty Report by Dove Pause App Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced in treating eating issues. Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: “Scatter” by Anne Wilson Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
45:38
January 16, 2023
9. Protecting Your Heart Against January Diet Frenzy, Pt. 1 with Dr. Alisa Shanks
9. Protecting Your Heart Against January Diet Frenzy, Pt. 1 with Dr. Alisa Shanks
On this episode of the Old School Food Freedom Podcast, FINDINGbalance Executive Director and host Chrissy Kirkman is joined by special guest Dr. Alisa Shanks to discuss the importance of protecting your heart during January diet frenzy. This is PART 1 of a two-episode discussion on this topic! As the new year begins, it's common for people to set weight loss goals and start restrictive diets, but we're here to help you flip the script with a focus on nourishing and caring for your body rather than trying to conform to societal standards. Dr. Shanks shares her expertise on the topic and offers practical tips for how to prioritize self-care and protect your heart during the process. Tune in to learn how to navigate diet culture and make healthy choices that honor both your body and your faith. LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email your questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram DR. ALISA SHANKS: LinkedIn Colorado Christian University Christian Treatment Finder Profile _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM The Real Cost of Beauty Report by Dove Pause App Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced in treating eating issues. Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: “Scatter” by Anne Wilson Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
48:08
January 02, 2023
8. Diversity in The Kingdom of God with Jessica-Lauren Newby
8. Diversity in The Kingdom of God with Jessica-Lauren Newby
How do you practice nourishing yourself in a way that honors God and cares for your body? Have you considered that more than one body type reflects His image? On this episode of the Old School Food Freedom Podcast, FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, along with private practitioner and speaker, Jessica-Lauren Newby, MA, RDN, LD, CEDRD, IBCLC, drive home what the Bible says about caring for our bodies– and celebrating them according to His perfect and diverse design. Listen and learn to shift your mindset on what it really means to glorify God with your body for your joy and His Kingdom purpose! - LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram JESSICA-LAUREN NEWBY: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Christian Treatment Finder Profile CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "Pour Your Spirit Out" by Thrive Worship Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced in treating eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
45:25
November 14, 2022
7. Q&A Mix Tape with Dr. Alisa Shanks & Amy Schaller
7. Q&A Mix Tape with Dr. Alisa Shanks & Amy Schaller
You're not alone in your struggles with food and body image. On the Old School Food Freedom Podcast, we're here to help you find the truth and know freedom in Christ. So we've put together this Q&A Mix Tape episode to answer your questions from a Christ-centered, biblical, and authentic perspective. Some great questions have been submitted, so get ready to jump in and kick it old school with FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, and her two awesome guests, Amy Schaller and Dr. Alisa Shanks. - SCRIPTURE RESOURCES: BODY IMAGE - Ephesians 2:18-10, 1 Timothy 4:8, 1 Peter 3:3-4 WEIGHT LOSS - Matthew 6:25, Colossians 3:2, Galatians 1:9-10, Ephesians 6:10-12, Galatians 5:22-23, Mark 7:15, Ephesians 9:7, Lamentations 3:19-24, Isaiah 55:1-2 INTUITIVE EATING  - Romans 14:1-3,6b, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 1:9-10 LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram DR. ALISA SHANKS: LinkedIn Colorado Christian University Christian Treatment Finder Profile CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "Found" by Jenna Grace May Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced in treating eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
46:10
November 07, 2022
6. Back to the Table with Amy Carlson
6. Back to the Table with Amy Carlson
Advertising and culture tells us we should all try to fit into one body image. But Christ's image of perfection is entirely different, and it's only through Him and through His original design that we are perfected. In this episode, FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, has an inspiring discussion with registered/licensed dietitian and co-founder of the Peace With Food app, Amy Carlson. Listen in to discover new knowledge and ways of thinking that will help equip you to become who God wants you to be– no matter where you are in your journey with food and body image. Subscribe to the Old School Food Freedom Podcast! We have so many incredible guests and conversations ahead that you won’t want to miss an episode. LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram AMY CARLSON: Website Christian Treatment Finder Profile CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "Hide" by Joy Williams Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced with eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
37:11
October 31, 2022
5. Back to Eden with Angelica Gonzalez
5. Back to Eden with Angelica Gonzalez
Trauma impacts our hearts. The plan of the enemy is to use our response to keep us in bondage, many times in the form of an eating disorder. But Jesus wants to break those chains so we can live with freedom and purpose. In this episode, FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, talks with the founder of Eden Therapy Co, Angelica Gonzalez, about her experiences and several practical tools we can use to recover from trauma and learn how to hear God's voice in our journey to freedom. Subscribe to the Old School Food Freedom Podcast! We have so many incredible guests and conversations ahead that you won’t want to miss an episode. LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram ANGELICA GONZALEZ: Eden Therapy Co Instagram CEDCN Profile REFERENCED BOOK: Boundless by Tasha Layton CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "It Is Well" by Kristene DiMarco Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced with eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
45:23
October 24, 2022
4. Chasing Better with Heather Creekmore
4. Chasing Better with Heather Creekmore
How many times a day do you wish you were better at something or compare yourself to someone else? When you learn to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues, you will find freedom. In this episode, FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, chats with author and podcaster, Heather Creekmore, about the reasons we naturally compare ourselves to others and how we can break out of the endless cycle of comparison. Listen to this encouraging conversation and be inspired to stop comparing and start living! Subscribe to the Old School Food Freedom Podcast! We have so many incredible guests and conversations ahead that you won’t want to miss an episode. LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram HEATHER CREEKMORE: Facebook Youtube Instagram Pinterest Twitter Compared to Who? Podcast Christian Treatment Finder Profile Books: "The Burden of Better" & "Compared to Who?" CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "Joy Comes" by Tasha Layton Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced with eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
35:26
October 17, 2022
3. Diet Culture Soup with Dr. Alisa Shanks
3. Diet Culture Soup with Dr. Alisa Shanks
Full eating disorder recovery is possible! Even in the midst of an eating disorder, God is the God of hope, healing, and restoration. Be encouraged today as FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, chats with Dr. Alisa Shanks, a clinical psychologist and FINDINGbalance board chair. A marinade infuses flavor. Unfortunately, we live in a diet culture infused with toxic messages about size, shape, body image, worth, value, what is and isn't "okay" to eat, how our bodies are "supposed" to look, and other lies from the enemy. Be filled with hope as Dr. Shanks exposes cultural lies and replaces them with sound, biblical truth. Subscribe to the Old School Food Freedom Podcast! We have so many incredible guests and conversations ahead that you won’t want to miss an episode. LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram DR. ALISA SHANKS: LinkedIn Colorado Christian University Christian Treatment Finder Profile CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "Just As I Am" by Charlotte Elliott Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced in treating eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
39:06
October 10, 2022
2. Food, Body, and Freedom in Christ with Travis Stewart
2. Food, Body, and Freedom in Christ with Travis Stewart
What does it mean to embrace a live-body experience by expressing gratitude for how your body functions? Find out in today’s episode as FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, chats with counselor, recovery coach, and FINDINGbalance board member, Travis Stewart. Listen and learn as Travis takes us through a journey of exploring how we use food and bodies in our culture, what the Bible teaches us about the body, and finding TRUE freedom and healing in Christ. Subscribe to the Old School Food Freedom Podcast! We have so many incredible guests and conversations ahead that you won’t want to miss an episode. LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram TRAVIS STEWART: Website "Phenomenally Created, Trading the Lies You Believe About Your Body for What God Says Is True" by Travis Stewart and Allie Marie Smith Reflective Prayer - A guided prayer experience promoting hope, healing, and change through a vital connection with God. CEDCN Profile CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "Here's My Heart" by I Am They Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced in treating eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
44:53
October 10, 2022
1. The Legacy of Freedom with Constance Rhodes & Amy Schaller
1. The Legacy of Freedom with Constance Rhodes & Amy Schaller
Welcome to the Old School Food Freedom Podcast! In today’s diet-culture society, food issues and body hatred have become the norm. But you were created to be FREE. Join FINDINGbalance Executive Director, Chrissy Kirkman, as she interviews Biblically-sound experts, thought-leaders, artists, and everyday people who will inspire you to get back to the old-school basics of God’s original design for our relationship with food and our bodies. Today, Chrissy chats with FINDINGbalance founder, Constance Rhodes, and Outreach Coordinator, Amy Schaller. Listen as they share food freedom stories, inspire hope for healing from food and body issues through Jesus, and discover how FINDINGbalance came to be. Subscribe to the Old School Food Freedom Podcast! We have so many incredible guests and conversations ahead that you won't want to miss an episode. LINKS + RESOURCES: oldschoolfoodfreedom.com Donate to FINDINGbalance We love hearing from you! Email questions/feedback to admin@findingbalance.com _ FINDINGBALANCE: Website Facebook Instagram CONSTANCE RHODES: TRUEvoice.co Instagram Loveology.org Book “Life Inside the Thin Cage” Book “The Art of Being” CREDITS: Chrissy's Letterboard Lyrics: "Never Going Back" by Cross Point Music Music by “MokkaMusic”; track: Old Jeans (Funk) Production & Editing by Marketing With Wisdom _ CHRIST-CENTERED RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND FREEDOM Eating Issues Test: Not sure where you stand with eating issues? Take a test to know the enemy you’re up against The Daily Vitamin eDevo: A free devotional with bite-sized truth emailed 5 days a week Community Groups: Find connection with Bible study and prayer groups Digital Learning Library: Library of free videos, articles, recommended books, and expert Q&A Christian Treatment Finder: Connecting you with Christian providers experienced in treating eating issues. Professionals, create a profile so you can be found! Lasting Freedom Online Course: A Christ-centered, non-diet course to work through false beliefs about food and weight so you can live free from disordered eating and body image issues. _ The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe a particular course of action. If you or someone you care about is battling an eating disorder and is experiencing unmanageable thoughts or feelings, please call 911 (if in the U.S.), or visit your nearest emergency room.
49:29
October 10, 2022