Say it with me, f*ck diet culture! Diet culture is full of lies and keeps us feeling bad about our bodies as we try to fit a societal ideal of beauty. Diet culture does not promote a healthy relationship with food or exercise, and it can contribute to disordered eating, eating disorders, harmful thoughts and behaviors, mental health concerns, and more.
Today’s episode is a conversion from our Summer Instagram Live Series with Dr. Alexis Conason. You might know her as @theantidietplan. Dr. Conason is a clinical psychologist and the author of The Diet Free Revolution. She also creates great merch with the slogan, “F*ck Diet Culture.” We need more folks pushing back against this oppressive system.
The Drs. chat about the risks of bariatric surgery, the connection between grief and one’s relationship to food, diet culture, mindfulness, healing from an eating disorder, self-care, and more.
We regularly go LIVE on Instagram to chat with other experts and amplify voices, so be sure to follow along @drmcselfcare.
- Dr. Conason’s Website
- Diet-Free Revolution
- Link to the IG live to watch the video
- Info re: Bariatric Surgery recommendations for children and adolescents
- Tomato Sandwich video Dr. MC referenced
- Dance Break with Dr. MC – Registration link
- Dr. MC’s Self-Care Cabaret Shop (debut 11/11/23)