Category: Diet

The Truth About Diet Culture

Contributor: Staff at Carolina House Diet culture is harmful to people of all weights and sizes, encouraging views that being skinny is ideal and that fat is bad. This thinking contributes to mental health concerns and eating disorder behaviors, especially for easily influenced groups like teenagers. The History of Diet Culture Diet culture traces back to [...]
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The Danger of Having an Obsession for Eating Healthy

Healthy Eating Danger American culture is obsessed with diets and thin bodies. We’re all taught in some way or another that there are certain foods that are unhealthy and vice versa. Whether you heard it from your doctor, in health class at school, or from your parents—we’re all given this message. For this reason, it might be weird [...]
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How to be Anti Diet: Society, Culture & Body Image

Sunset over the ocean/beach Fiona LaRosa-Waters, Director of Operations & Research at Reasons Eating Disorder Center With the latest diet trends constantly permeating our newsfeeds, social media, TV, advertising, books, and conversations with acquaintances and loved ones alike, how can we change the conversation so that we think about more than just our bodies or our bodies’ weights?. It’s well [...]
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Disordered Eating Linked to Restrictive Diets

Flowers and Sunrise Americans are obsessed with thin bodies. Thin bodies are often viewed as the most attractive and healthiest. This belief leads many people to go on diets to try to lose weight. An added layer to the pressure to be thin is that what someone eats and what they look like is frequently believed to reflect [...]
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Hidden Complications Plant Based Lifestyles May Present in Young Adults

Plant-based lifestyles, such as Vegetarianism and Veganism, are marketed as a method for bettering the environment, stopping animal cruelty, and improving your health. For someone struggling with an eating disorder, this lifestyle may cater to behaviors of restriction or food avoidance. Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) are usually [...]
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Mood & Weight in Youth

Children Hugging It is not uncommon for there to be at least one scale in households across America and, every day, individuals jump on them, see a number, and make inferences that have nothing to do with that number. Inferences about their worth, their value, their lovability, their likelihood of achieving happiness and success. This tendency is [...]
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