In today’s episode, we’ll explore about anti-diet movement with Christy Harrison
Diet is quickly becoming the dirtiest word in wellness.
The anti-diet movement is growing very, very rapidly.
But what does it mean “anti-diet”?
Anti-diet means anti-diet culture. Diet Culture is the system of oppression that promotes thinness and equates it to health and moral virtue. It promotes weight loss as a mean of attaining a higher status and demonize certain ways of eating while elevating others.
However, anti-diet doesn’t mean anti-dieter. It doesn’t mean shaming people who diet. Dieter is, in fact, acting “as expected” in a society laden by weight stigma which marginalizes larger bodies.
The Anti Diet is a movement raising against diet culture, not dieters.
I think in many ways it’s a female fight because women are so often targeted by the diet industry. Women, especially, end up tying their self-worth to how they look, and the diet industry teaches us that that’s what matters most as a woman.
In today’s episode, we will explore the anti-diet movement with Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN, an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor based in New York City. Christie hosts the podcast Food Psych and recently released Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating book.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode of anti-diet:
- How Christy’s food journey led her to write this book
- Why we have a diet culture epidemic NOT an obesity epidemic…
- The history of diet culture
- Why diet culture is morphing into wellness diet
- Best buying interest (fear) versus detriment buying (love)