Overcoming the Skinny Idol | Interview with Barb Raveling
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Overcoming the Skinny Idol – Interview with Barb Raveling

In this eye-opening audio interview, guest author Barb Raveling shares how to maintain balance in our weight loss goals and avoid it devolve into an idolatrous pursuit.

Barb is the author of several books including Taste for Truth: A 30-Day Weight Loss Bible Study, I Deserve a Donut, and many others.

Barb blogs and podcasts about breaking free from strongholds and growing closer to God at barbraveling.com.


In the interview, Barb answers such questions as:

  • What is a ‘Skinny idol’?
  • What are 5 questions someone can ask themselves to determine if they might have a Skinny Idol?
  • Why is important to confront idols in our lives – Skinny or otherwise
  • How do you balance wanting to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, but not have it become an idolatrous pursuit?

Barb’s Questions to Help Determine if you Have a Skinny Idol

  1. Do you obsess over weight loss boundaries or constantly think of changing your boundaries?
  2. Do you weigh yourself more than once a day?
  3. Do you exercise too much?
  4. Do you feel like you can’t be happy unless you’re skinny or that if you just lose weight then everything in your life will fall into place?
  5. Do you spend lots of time online looking at articles on weight loss, diets, or exercise strategies?