"Diet culture" is something we hear about often these days. But what is it? why can rejecting it improve my health and happiness? How can I start to break free from it?
We are told daily that improving our body will improve our life.
If you are among the millions of people who are frustrated with focusing on weight loss for health and wellbeing, you are not alone. Our culture is wrapped up in messages of eating less, cutting out foods, and exercise to solve all our health problems. However, health and wellness are not that simple (thank goodness for that!).
Studies show that feeling unhappy with our body size (no matter what size it is) actually leads to poorer health. Trying to manipulate our body to be the size we desire (whether it be for health or other reasons) comes with some hefty consequences.
If you find yourself swinging between dieting and overeating, or feeling overwhelmed with thoughts of food and exercise, or eating in secret, or feeling ashamed of your body- these are all consequences of dieting. These are normal, human reactions to restriction to food and lack of variety of foods.
Despite what diet culture says, we cannot “easily lose weight and keep it off” and health is not “simply eating well and moving as much as possible”. Our body and health are far more complicated than that!
BUT there is hope to feeling happier and being healthier!
And it has nothing to do with the traditional and tired messages of “eat this, not that” or “calories in vs calories out”.
Join a refreshing conversation about diet culture (what it is, why we should get angry about it), and discuss how body acceptance and intuitive eating can play a role in your health and happiness.
Presenter: Lisa Rutledge, RD www.LisaRutledge.ca
What to expect: In a 90 min presentation, Lisa will:
Purchasing this webinar includes:
|Today's narrative around food and health||Preview|
|No long term solution|
|Health and weight are not closely linked|
|Weight stigma is dangerous|
|Natural healthy weight|
|The definition of healthy eating|
|Marinating in diet culture|
|Diet culture is far more than fad diets|
|Why is body acceptance important?|
|Hating our body does not help|
|Intuitive eating part 1|
|Intuitive eating part 2|
|Final thoughts on dismantling diet culture|
|1 year access||$9.99||Order|