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How Diet Culture is Rooted in Fatphobia and Privilege

Once you start to realize the amount of white privilege, thin privilege and economic privilege perpetuated by diet culture, you can’t unsee it. The fatphobic, patriarchal and white supremacist roots of diet culture is why they focus on weight-based health, and promote causes like ending the “obesity epidemic.” If diet culture was truly rooted in

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Lifestyles are Diets with Better Marketing

The most innovation that has evolved diet culture over the years is simply a change in name—from ‘diet’ to ‘lifestyle.’ Not method, nor purpose. Because the investments that have been poured into each program has not been for better science. It’s been for better marketing. Marketing that is so good. It convinces intelligent, successful women

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Triggered by Anti-Diet & Intuitive Eating Posts?

You’re angry at yourself. Once again, the pants don’t fit. Once again, the scale is showing a higher number. Once again, you’ll have to restart that diet. You ignore your hunger by scrolling through social media. You stumble upon an anti-diet post saying that Intuitive Eating is unlearning diet culture and reconnecting with our intuition,

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Signs You’re Ready to Heal Instead of Diet

It feels so good NOT starting a new diet on the first Monday of the new year! No false promises that I’m going to be shredded in 6 weeks. No “last supper” to say goodbye to my favorite foods happened last night in preparation for restriction. No 5 AM alarm clock went off signaling a

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Facts to Combat Diet Culture in 2021

As diet culture is preparing to launch their new rounds and tired programs in January 2021, consider how misguided and shameful their messaging is. Diet ads and fitness influencers will not only rely on their old “you’re fat and lazy” standbys. But this year will add in the shame of quarantine weight gain as well.

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3 Truths That Freed Me from Diet Culture

I knew diet culture was hurting my health, but I didn’t know what else to do. I just remember feeling so stuck. Part of me was ready to walk away from the significant amount of effort and brain space it took to micromanage my food and sustain my fat loss. While the other side of

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What is Diet Culture and Weight Stigma?

Diet culture is anything that promotes weight loss and/or thin bodies. Weight stigma is judgement and discrimination against bodies that are not thin. Diet culture and weight stigma together is the underlying message that you are only healthy if you are thin and therefore you are unhealthy if you are fat. Diet culture and weight

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4 Myths About Intuitive Eating

There’s a lot of myths out there about Intuitive Eating. Most are perpetuated by diet culture—often as a scare tactic so you purchase their product or program—or healthcare professionals (including personal trainers, nutritionists, registered dietitians, and doctors) because they truly don’t know any better. They themselves are so deeply entrenched in diet culture, they can’t

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5 Signs You’re Stuck Between Dieting and Food Freedom

There’s a frustrating, murky middle between dieting and food freedom. I believe the majority of chronic dieters must past through this low valley before they can begin their intuitive eating journey. I remember how scared I was to give up carb cycling and intermittent fasting. Part of me was so ready to walk away from

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Diet Mentality vs Non-Diet Mentality

Imagine you’re standing in your pantry deciding what to have for a snack. Your eyes fall on a bag of cookies. “Oooh those look good!” you think to yourself. Do you eat them? Let’s find out! You will ultimately make your food selection based on if you have a diet mentality or a non-diet mentality.

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The Secret Behind “After” Photos

There’s often a secret looming behind those “after” photos that diet/lifestyle programs so often post to prove what amazing results others have achieved. Back when I was immersed in diet culture, I posted before/after shots on my Instagram page. I’m sorry to say I’ve even used that oh-so-cringeworthy phrasing of “the girl on the left

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Ditch Diet Culture & Gain Wellness

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new weekly newsletter, ‘Ditch the Diet & Gain Wellness’! I feel more passionate than ever on encouraging women to love themselves towards healthy, and a newsletter felt like the best way to educate and keep in touch with those who are looking to ditch diet

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Why I Stopped Tracking Macros

For several years, I tracked my macros in MyFitnessPal based on daily gram goals I set for protein, fat and carbohydrates. Why? I believed cycling my carbs (some days were under 50g net carbs while some days I ate over 200g carbs) and pairing my workouts to my nutrition would result in fat loss and