Episode 49: Diet Culture Explained

January 16, 2019

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Episode Overview

Diet culture is often so subtle that it can be hard to even identify. On today’s episode Jen, Lauren and Annie tackle the big topic of diet culture: what it is, what it looks like, how it’s harmful and some practical advice on how we can begin to dismantle this hurtful, oppressive system. While this topic is broad and deep, this conversation is the tip of the iceberg and a thought-starter for future conversations.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What is diet culture, what does it look like, what does it sound like?
  • Before and after photos – why are they problematic?
  • The impacts of diet culture on the individual, family, and community
  • Making informed choices as consumers to support or not support diet culture
  • How socio-economic factors impact health
  • Thin privilege and how it impacts lives
  • Health, race, and representation in images of health
  • How kids are impacted by diet culture
  • How different healthy weight is for women individually
  • Diet culture and how it creates weight gain
  • How to turn diet culture around
  • Nourishment as a concept that goes beyond food
  • Curating your environment to fight diet culture



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


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 :)


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!


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!