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Life After Diets

Nov 10, 2021

Are you still influenced by the diet culture messages you received in childhood? Does your family conditioning still impact your beliefs and behaviors about food and eating? In this episode, Sarah and Stef take a look at:

Jane Fonda, Nair commercials, and Disney princesses 

Beliefs about the “ideal feminine” and gender hierarchies, especially in previous generations

Sarah’s memory of mangoes and Stef’s memory of ravioli Sundays

When one parent has a troubled relationship with food

Happy memories of sweets in childhood do not have to be pathological

Messaging about what it means to be female

Binges as a way of rejecting the idea that we should “behave” and be “good little girls”

The role of health-ism influencing this generation of kids

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