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I talk about diet culture a lot and for good reason. Every single one of us is swimming in a sea of diet culture. It influences everything from how we speak and exercise to what we eat and wear.
Diet culture is a system of beliefs and values that prioritizes body weight, shape, and size over health and well-being. It places a moral value on behaviors, products, and goals that are designed to achieve a specific body type.
In this solo episode, I talk about the harm that diet culture causes and how you can participate in it whether or not you're “officially” on a diet. I also explain how diet culture interacts with other systems of oppression and how to ditch it for good.
Mentioned in This Episode
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders eating disorder statistics
- National Eating Disorders Association list of eating disorders risk factors
- The Silicon Valley phenomenon of “biohacking” [CW: descriptions of disordered eating behaviors]
- The alkaline water trend
- BMI is a lie
- The Health At Every Size free Facebook group
Featured in This Episode
Shohreh Davoodi (she/her) is the host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast. Shohreh is a self-trust coach, a bit of a mind witch, and a rainbow glitter bomb of a human. Through her content and coaching, she helps people develop their consciousness, care, and courage practices so they can be more of who they are (and less haunted by who they think they're supposed to be). When she's not working, Shohreh enjoys exploring the great outdoors, playing with her two pups, crafting, trapezing, gardening, and baking. Find Shohreh on her website, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and Facebook.
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