Fad Diets – Debunked

What is diet culture? Why don’t diets work for me? Is this diet even healthy?

If any of these questions sound familiar, this episode is for you. The Diet Dump’s first episode dives into what diet culture is, why diets fail, and whether or not dieting is actually healthy. I give you the evidence on why our bodies are designed to resist deprivation, and why we are actually harming our bodies when we diet. 

Together, we can check the facts on diet culture. This is wellness with awareness. 

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6NfDpW1MiXG2921fziyDkI?si=95qg1DveQluXNIw7qZM0kA

To get the full transcript of this episode or ask me any questions, you can contact me through my website at thedietdump.com or through my pages on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @thedietdump.

Thank you for listening, and stayed tuned for my upcoming episode explaining the science behind Intuitive Eating! 


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