In today’s episode, we’ll talk about diet culture antidote
What is the most potent diet culture antidote?
Have you recently discovered that you have been under the spell of Diet Culture and want out? You are not alone, sister… In fact, there are millions of us looking for the solution.
The most effective countermeasure to the influence of diet culture is self-compassion. An antidote is defined as a drug, substance, or a chemical that counteracts (neutralizes) the effects of another drug or a poison. The poison here being diet culture.
Self-compassion is the most potent countermeasure we can choose against the suffering caused by diet culture.
Self-compassion is at the root of intuitive eating.
Moreover, it’s the attitude that will allow you to successfully make peace with food and body.
Self-compassion means relating to yourself with kindness, warmth, and understanding as you would with others even if you want to change something about your current situation.
That is to say, treating yourself as you would treat others who are struggling with the same situation. It means extending yourself compassion. Compassion is what motivates you to go out of their way to help the physical, mental or emotional pains of another and themselves.
It means acknowledging your own suffering, recognizing that your suffering is part of being human and extending yourself care and comfort rather than criticism.
You can’t beat yourself into peace and health.
Self-compassion is centric to any life-long change in your life…. it’s like opting out of diet culture.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode of diet culture antidote:
- What is self-compassion
- The research of Dr. Kristen Neff
- 3 main components of self-compassion
- Why we resist self-compassion