Diet culture is a real you-know-what. We’ve shared examples of how pervasive it is. How it can sneak in — even when you don’t realize it. And, how much diet culture goes hand-in-hand with white supremacy and racism. There are a million reasons why you should kick diet culture to the curb. But here are 15 of the best reasons why it doesn’t deserve a place in your life (or anyone else’s). 15 Amazing Things That Happen When You Give Up Diet Culture 1. You have more energy for the stuff that matters. This is the biggest and best reason…

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Never in a million years did I think I’d be writing a post about a pandemic. Let alone diet culture in a pandemic. Because in the middle of all of this — *waves hand around at the insanity of life right now* — it seems silly to focus on body shape and size, doesn’t it? But over and over again in my feed, I’ve seen everything from “How to Avoid the Corona 15” to “How to Get a Six-Pack in Quarantine.” I’m sure you have, too. At first, I rolled my eyes. Because, really. REALLY? Losing weight and getting shredded…

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Say you set a goal this year to get healthy — for all the right reasons. You are determined to do it for you, out of nothing but self-love. Because you know all about diet culture. And restriction. And the all-or-nothing trap. Yes! This time it’s going to be different! And, we — as advocates of an anti-diet life — are proud of you. SO, so, proud. We are cheering you on, like whoa. However, we gotta give you the heads up that this isn’t always a clear path — it can be messy and complicated. And, it can be…

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Did you decide to go all in and ditch the dieting, restriction, and overall diet culture mindset this year? Hey, us, too. via GIPHY And to keep you well read (and fed!) on your journey, here are our favorite anti-diet posts to help you get your unconditional self-love on. via GIPHY 1. What You Need to  Know About Diet Culture 2. Why Diet Culture Is Full of You-Know-What 3. How to Stop Moralizing Food 4. 13 Signs You’re Dieting Without Even Realizing It 5. 25 Pieces of Weight-Loss Advice You’ve Never Heard Before (It’s not what you think …) 6.…

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Have you guys been reflecting back on 2019? via GIPHY Because we have. The past year has been crazy — yet wonderful — here in a number of ways. We traveled, added two more babies to our collective the Fit Bottomed family, and took our anti-diet and size-inclusive message even further with an IGTV and Facebook Live series and a series of posts and resources on how to break free from diet culture. And in all of that, we’ve had the intention to help all of you to continue to — as our tagline says — not hate yourself healthy.…

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We’ve written about intuitive eating before (see this post and this post and this one, too) and we highly recommend the book on it: Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works. But, what does intuitive eating look like in real life? And how does it compare to a dieting mindset? We’re laying out real-world examples below so that you can really see the difference … Which ones sounds better to you? Team intuitive eating all the way for me! –Jenn

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What if we told you that just about everything you thought you knew about healthy living wasn’t true — and was totally set up for you to fail? Yes, even when others had the best intentions. And yep, even when some saw short-term success. What if we’d all been conditioned to think that, in order to be healthy, you had to do some magic thing, follow some magic plan, and be some specific number on the scale? It’s a pursuit that many of us would spend our entire lives chasing … and never reach. And — even worse — we’d…

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I feel like every time we interview someone for our podcast, I learn something. Or, I hear something in a new way that is so crystal clear that it’s almost like I learn it all over again. You know what I mean? This happened recently when we were chatting with Stefani Ruper of Coconuts & Kettlebells. She dropped a number of truthbombs, but the one that stood out to me was her past experience with the “restrict-binge-shame cycle.” In case you’ve never heard of it — or you’ve never heard of it called that — let me break it down…

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In this post featuring our favorite diet-culture-busting Instagram accounts to follow, we mentioned that we were also putting together a list of our favorite podcasts that do the same thing. Because, when diet culture is found seemingly everywhere (even in the sneakiest of ways!), it’s important to have media and content that is truly supportive of the idea that fitness and health comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s something we believe in. It’s something we strive to do on our podcast (although, to be honest, we’re always learning!). And it’s something that we applaud these podcasts for doing episode…

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Repeat: This is not a weight-loss program. via GIPHY After months of doing these Tell It Like It Is episodes and posting about all things sneaky diet culture, we know one thing to be very, very true: You are not your weight. You were put here to do bigger things than worry about dress size, and your health has very little to do with the number on the scale. via GIPHY Okay, fine, that’s three things. But they’re all so important. And they’re what led us to create Love Your Body. Love Your Life, our healthy living IRL online class — with ZERO dieting,…

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