Episode 85: My Friend Started A Diet, What Do I Do?

September 25, 2019


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Episode Overview

Food and fitness can draw lines between friends and family. This is particularly true when someone in your circle starts a new diet, especially if you’ve rejected diet culture. The question comes up often in the Balance365 community – what do you do when someone you love goes on a diet? Lauren and Annie respond – enjoy!

 What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Navigating the “real world” as someone who has rejected diet culture
  • Rejecting diet culture as a process
  • Planting seeds – navigating friendships with people who aren’t ready to give up diets
  • How to set boundaries on conversations gracefully
  • Planning ahead for difficult conversations
  • Creating distance on social media
  • The power of silence, education, and humor
  • Discussing diet culture with your kids in an age-appropriate way
  • The value of setting an example
  • Cultivating self-awareness about your own reactions
  • Navigating the “real world” as someone who has rejected diet culture
  • Rejecting diet culture as a process
  • Planting seeds – navigating friendships with people who aren’t ready to give up diets
  • How to set boundaries on conversations gracefully
  • Planning ahead for difficult conversations
  • Creating distance on social media
  • The power of silence, education, and humor
  • Discussing diet culture with your kids in an age-appropriate way
  • The value of setting an example
  • Cultivating self-awareness about your own reactions

Resources

Transcript

Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.

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!