Episode 225: Does Losing Weight Make You A Bad Feminist? (Reshare)

June 22, 2022

In this reshared episode, you’ll find a spirited discussion that will challenge you to examine your beliefs, think critically about the messages you are receiving, and really unpack what your relationship with your body means to you. Where do you stand in the pendulum swing of diet culture, body positivity, and body neutrality?

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Episode Overview

Can you call yourself a feminist and still want weight loss?

To help answer that question, we invited Grace Club founder Maggie Anderson for an exploration of feminism, weight loss, body autonomy, and how to create more compassion for yourself and others. Maggie is an avid learner and unlearner, a collaborator, community cultivator, yoga teacher, partner, and mother of two daughters.

In this reshared episode, you’ll find a spirited discussion that will challenge you to examine your beliefs, think critically about the messages you are receiving, and really unpack what your relationship with your body means to you. Where do you stand in the pendulum swing of diet culture, body positivity, and body neutrality?

Get ready to dig deep with us.

And speaking of digging deep… Emotional eating is one of the top issues our Balance365 members report struggling with. If you need help digging into the root causes and want to learn how to create healthier coping mechanisms, check it out here: 3 Steps to End Emotional Eating Mini Course.

Key Points

  • Defining diet culture and feminism
  • The role of choice and body autonomy in feminism
  • Why feminism needs to be intersectional
  • The pendulum swing between diet culture, body positivity, and body neutrality
  • How to honor ourselves and others

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ChelseyLoveYYC

10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)

beckyvb

Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!

Rawksanne

My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!