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    The Downside Of Diet Culture

    Downside Of Diet Culture

    With obesity on the rise comes an increase in a long list of illness and disease, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. The ongoing goal to get to a healthy BMI or weight range, or to tighten, tone and transform have created a diet culture that is anything but healthy.

    Beauty Can Be Defined In Many Ways

    The idea that being thin is what makes you beautiful is backward. We are not our bodies. Just ask anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight—who you will find are rarely happier once they hit their goal. In fact, it is more common that those who embrace their weight are happier and often healthier. That’s right, healthier. Mental and emotional health can improve when you stop extreme dieting, which positively impacts physical health. While weight can negatively impact physical health, many diets have long-term physical ramifications.

    Weight Is Not Health

    As mentioned above, health is both mind and body and must be measured in terms of physical, emotional, and mental. When we become too focused on the number on the scale it can become consuming. Food becomes the enemy and we may punish ourselves with negative self-talk, deprivation, and dietary and physical extremes.

    Diet culture doesn’t just impact adults, as body image issues begin as young as 7 years old.

  • Risks Of Intermittent Fasting
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    The Risks Of Intermittent Fasting

    Fasting has been around for thousands of years often as a type of religious cleansing. There are many ways to fast, such as just eating fruit and veggies. However, the growing…

  • Foods That Decrease Inflammation
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    Foods That Help Decrease Pain And Inflammation

    Food is nature’s medicine but if you aren’t getting the nutrients your body requires or are eating low-nutrient foods you can unintentionally increase your internal and external pain and inflammation. Here’s…