Diet Culture

Diet Culture, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

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    Health

    The Special K Challenge: how a generation got hooked on a diet marketing campaign

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    Wellbeing

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    Wellbeing

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Latest Stories

intuitive eating week
Nutrition

“I tried intuitive eating for a week – here’s how it changed my relationship with food”

Is a week really long enough to make a difference?

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Miranda Larbi
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Christmas dinner table
Nutrition

“Why my healthiest Christmas will involve all the turkey, pudding and prosecco”

Food is about connection and memories – we need to remember that more than ever before.

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Chloe Gray
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Can coffee boost metabolism?
Nutrition

Can caffeine, chilli and other foods really boost metabolism?

Is 'boosting metabolism' just another diet culture myth?

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Miranda Larbi
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What is a healthy diet?
Nutrition

Has diet culture corrupted our idea of a ‘healthy diet’?

Do we really know what good health is?

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Miranda Larbi
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Chloe Gray
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3 nutritional red flags to watch out for, according to dieticians

Check your relationship with food.

Illustration by Ella Byworth
Wellbeing

Picture of Health: why do women have such a complicated relationship with their health?

Welcome to our new series, exploring what being ‘healthy’ really means in 2021.

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Chloe Gray
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A woman buying vegetables
Nutrition

This influencer’s post perfectly explains the problem with labelling foods as ‘diet culture’

Let’s call pasta pasta and courgette courgette.

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Chloe Gray
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Lena Dunham
Celebrity

Lena Dunham expertly shuts down body-shaming comments on her latest Instagram post

“It’s okay to live in your present body without treating it as transitional.”

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Lauren Geall
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A woman with a salad and a smoothie logging her calories in her phone
Nutrition

Is the amount of energy or nutritional value more important when it comes to food?

“Numbers are not nutrients.”

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Chloe Gray
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BMI is useless
Wellbeing

Why BMI really isn’t fit for purpose

An episode of the Maintenance Phase podcast explains the history of BMI.

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Chloe Gray
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yo yo dieting damaging post lockdown
Nutrition

The pressure to have a post-lockdown “summer body” is having a really worrying effect

Nutritionists share concerns for rises in crash dieting, and how to break out of damaging patterns.

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Miranda Larbi
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Anya Ryan
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“Giving up macro counting is the best thing I've done for my mental health”

Counting macros might work for some but for anyone with a history of disordered eating, it can open up a can of worms.

Picture of author Katy Wix
Books

Actor and comedian Katy Wix on her complex relationship with food growing up

Katy Wix’s new memoir Delicacy explores the toxicity of diet culture and its lasting effects.

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Katy Wix
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Long Reads

Why you should listen to your body, not your tracker, during workouts

We know exercise is good for us. Moving intuitively can make it better…

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Chloe Gray
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Women stood outside a pub laughing and hugging.
Wellbeing

“No, you don‘t need to lose weight before you come out of lockdown”

The least interesting thing about 21 June will be the way you look.

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Chloe Gray
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Nutrition

How to make nutritious food choices – without going on a diet

Eat well without restriction.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Wellbeing

4 health and fitness resolutions that have nothing to do with how you look

You might want to change your goals for the year after reading this.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Jameela Jamil with a tape measure between her teeth, symbolising the diet industry
Life

Jameela Jamil’s response to Instagram’s new weight loss policy is a must-read

“As someone who struggled with an eating disorder for most of my youth, I’ve personally known and suffered the perils of the devious side of the diet industry."

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Lauren Geall
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Stylist Team
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“The diet industry cost me time, money and happiness”

"I would pass out from lack of nutrition. My periods stopped for a year. I was so thin at one point that I got bed sores from my own mattress."

Meghan Markle isn’t here for those sexist diet pill rumours, obviously
Opinion

Meghan Markle isn’t here for those sexist diet pill rumours, obviously

Buckingham Palace has responded to this gross body-shaming commentary with a rare public statement.

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Kayleigh Dray
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