If you tuned in to the last episode, then you know that I discussed with you the difference between ditching diet culture and actually healing from it, encouraging you to do the latter and explaining why. Well, in this episode, I am following up on that by walking you through five steps that you can take to move towards healing from diet culture!
I start off with some helpful facts about dieting such as how it actually slows your metabolism; changes the shape of your body by adding weight gain around the abdomen; causes headaches, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, dry skin, hair loss; and even increases the risk of premature death and heart disease! Why are these facts important? Well, the first of the five steps that I offer is to take off the rose-colored glasses that many of us put on when we look at dieting, and knowing the truth about dieting can help us do that!
Going over the other four steps with you, I also encourage you to refuel your body, to make peace with and neutralize food, to obtain body acceptance and body respect, and also to cultivate true health. I closely walk you through each of those steps and explain how to obtain said step. Remember, as we hopefully know by now, there is a difference between just ditching diet culture and truly healing from it, and the latter is what we want!
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[1:23] – This episode's main topic is how to heal from diet culture in five steps!
[3:56] – Colleen starts off by providing us with some facts about dieting.
[6:54] – Colleen recommends a method for seeing dieting for what it truly is.
[10:03] – The second step to heal from diet culture is to refuel your body.
[14:34] – Colleen walks us through the third step: making peace with food.
[19:04] – Colleen recommends making a list of food rules ordering them from easiest to break to hardest to break.
[22:55] – The fourth step, Colleen explains, is body acceptance.
[24:44] – Colleen's final step is to cultivate true health.
[28:15] – We are reminded to assess whether we're focusing more on ditching diet culture or truly healing from it.