Diet Culture Resources

Because the external and internal narratives telling us to shrink our bodies is so strong, we've compiled some counter medicine to use as a resource for when it all just gets too much out there.

How The Science Doesn't Support Weight and Wellness "Truths"

In The Maintenance Phase Podcast, Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon debunk the junk science behind health and wellness fads, giving us the history and evidence or lack therefore, of commonly held beliefs such as calories in, calories out, the BMI, keto and other diets, 10,000 steps, the obesity epidemic, the food pyramid, and what it all boils down to: is being fat bad for you?

Watch or listen to the full episode here.

How Self Hatred Is Big Business

An Under The Skin podcast episode with Megan Jayne Crabbe, commonly known as Body Posi Panda: "In the last 100 years or so the way that we've been sold thinness and diet products endlessly takes the brunt of how we feel about ourselves". 

Watch or listen to the full episode here.

Diet Culture And The Multi-Billion-Dollar Industries That Profit From it

Christy Harrison's book Anti-Diet: "The culprit is diet-culture, a system of beliefs that equates thinness to health and moral virtue. It's sexist, racist, classist, yet this way of thinking is so embedded in the fabric of our society that it can be difficult to recognize".

Links to find the physical or audio book here

How The Beauty Standard Doesn't Even Exist

Lorry Hill's YouTube channel: "Celebrities love to claim their glow-ups are a result of puberty or aging. Dispel the lie that celebrities are naturally blessed. Don't compare your natural self to someone else's enhanced self" [paraphrased]

Check out her YouTube channel here.

How It's Ok To Gain Weight

An I Weigh podcast episode featuring Alex Light uncovers the ways we're gaslit by the media into thinking it is normal for us to hate ourselves just over the way we look.

Find the episode on Spotify here.