Diet Culture Uses Smoke and Mirrors
More recently diet culture seems to have morphed into ‘lifestyle’ culture. This involves just as many dietary rules, frameworks to learn, products to buy...but ‘love yourself’ messaging going on alongside it. Tell me you love yourself without telling me you love yourself…hands you a big pile of ‘heath’ pills for a monthly payment of $99.99.99. Oh and it still values your size, or lack thereof, as the most valuable outcome!
So many ‘healthy’ diets are on the market; keto, 5:2, paleo, carnivore, vegan, pegan, 20/20, blood type diet, raw food, the midlife method and the list goes on, usually backed up by some Doctor. Just a heads up Doctors are paid to put their name on diet books. I would stay skeptical. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. If someone has found the answer to your weight loss woes and absolutely no-one else has come to the same conclusion because they know a secret, they are lying. This is not to say that these diets don’t cause weight loss. My point here is that they are not necessary and it is unhealthy to shoehorn yourself into a generic plan based on nothing about your health, wants and needs and everything about quick fixes and quick bucks.
Diet culture has adopted a more caring sounding lifestyle approach, whilst selling the same size orientated and toxic ideals.