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HOW TO GET STARTED WITH INTUITIVE EATING AND SHAKE OFF DIET CULTURE FOR GOOD: THE BASICS, THE BOOKS


When you come across, have discussions about, or become a member of the Body Positive Movement you can't help but have your eyes opened to the trashy, corrupt world of Diet Culture.

The Movement also promotes this thing called 'Intuitive Eating' and heralds it as the antidote to diets but before we get into what Intuitive Eating actually is, I'll explain just why we need it so badly....

Fuck Diet Culture #fuckdietculture by Lisa Gordon Scott and The Chachi Power Project

Handwriting by the ace Lisa Gordon Scott

WHY ARE WE SO MESSED UP AROUND FOOD?

It is widely understood that diet culture fuels fatphobia and is the root of why so many people feel shame about their bodies and have a guilty, disordered relationship with food.

Diet's are a product being sold to us. And capitalism is great at recognising people's vulnerabilities and now the diet industry is BOOMING. Diet's are BIG business. In the US the diet industry is valued at $60 billion every single year and is estimated to be worth $200 billion worldwide in 2019.

Diet Culture: Children: The Chachi Power Project

When you see the figures that 80% of 13 year old American girls have been on a diet you realise how diet culture has insidiously permeated our culture. So don't feel sad if you've been sucked in. All of us have, our friends, our parents, their parents... If you are between 0 and 50 years old then diet messaging has probably been part of your lives from the very, very beginning and today we breath it in like oxygen. It's in our conversations, the media we consume, in our supermarkets, our advertising and now we have internalised all of it and diet culture stares us in the face when we look in the mirror.

The Diet Industry Does not Care About You, The Chachi Power Project