Body Image, Eating Disorder Recovery, Self Care

Five Reasons Diet Culture is So Enticing

Diet culture is pervasive. The messages we internalize are often received inadvertently and yet, they sometimes gain immense power that can shift our mindset and behavior related to how we treat our bodies. How does this happen? Jamie Marchetti, Registered Dietitian and Author of the Wonderfully Well blog sheds some light on the ways diet culture can easily capture our attention and arrest us in our journey toward intuitive nourishment and insightful self care.

It is HARD to quit diet culture.

I know that I can sit over here in my desk chair and type pretty words about how lovely it is to not stress about dieting or exercise, and reassure you that you are beautiful because you exist. Maybe that sounds wonderful and you feel good reading that, but then you try to go about your life with that in mind, and it just doesn’t work. You feel scared and worried and like quitting diets is harder than dieting. Why is it so hard to leave diet culture behind?

    1. We’ve been lied to. Yep, I said it. That whole thing about how you’ll die if you don’t lose weight? Not true. All that “research” that shows a correlation between higher weight and various health issues? Correlation does NOT equal causation, plus, the studies are set up looking for that correlation in the first…

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