Count your sins.
Swap your rice for cauliflower, your spaghetti for spiralised courgettes. They taste just the same; trust me.
You still feel hungry? Say it with me: Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.
New year, new you, remember? You want to be summer ready, to have that ‘beach body’, don’t you?
We’ve all heard these things before. Well meaning as some may appear to be, the mentality that statements like these may breed can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and unrealistic expectations for our bodies. Below are 3 podcasts which challenge the notion that ‘wellness’ is exclusive to a certain size, and delve into the pernicious impact of diet culture- including conversations around disordered eating and chronic dieting.
Food Psych Podcast
Registered dietitian and nutritionist Christy Harrison discusses weight stigma and diet culture with various guests including health and psychology professionals. This podcast aims to be supportive, educational and encouraging to people recovering from disordered eating and those who are interested in food, nutrition and health at every size. Listen for a new perspective on what wellness means, and unorthodox ideas about what a ‘healthy’ weight is.
The Food Medic
Medical doctor and personal trainer Dr. Hazel Wallace talks with leading experts on everything food. From its impact on different organ systems, to ditching orthorexia and diet culture, Dr Wallace and her guests use evidence based information to inform, debunk myths and advise listeners.
Dietitian and Nutritionist Rebecca Schitchfield uses her platform to challenge the body-oppressive and body-shaming ideas that remain popular today. The podcast’s aim is for people to view health as inclusive, accessible and unrelated to numbers on a scale. Rebecca’s conversations cover salient and rather novel ideas including intuitive eating, fatphobia, and ways in which racism is intertwined with diet culture.