Diet culture places value on our weight and size over our health. it promotes messaging that tells us what foods are “good” & what foods are “bad.” it glorifies restriction & willpower and ignores our wellbeing.
Diet culture is supported by a multi-billion dollar industry that pushes weight loss through every medium possible.
Diet culture tells both men & women that they are not small enough, strong enough, or lean enough.
DIET CULTURE IS HARD TO IGNORE.
So, how can one be against diet culture but fine with a diet?
it starts with terminology >>
A DIET merely refers to the foods & drinks we habitually consume. a diet can be a specific, structured way of eating or just our normal daily intake.
The term “DIETING,” is often where the idea of weight loss comes into play. Dieting is (usually) used to describe eating with the purpose of losing weight, which requires a calorie deficit.
>> I am anti-diet culture because i believe that food is not meant to be associated with guilt and shame <<
I am anti-diet culture because i do not believe that reaching a specific weight, shape or size is ever more important than our physical or mental wellbeing.
However, I do believe that it is ok to want to change your diet.
It is ok to have aesthetic goals, especially when we can learn to work towards them in a healthy & sustainable manner.
It’s to want to shift from old negative eating patterns and thoughts to new behaviors that leave you fueled and healthy.
I believe that it is ok to want to look & feel your best & addressing your nutrition and relationship with food is often the best way to do so.
Your diet is not bad. restriction, shame, guilt, & obsession are 💥
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