Toxic diet culture is all around, and today we’re going to talk about it at the Zen(ish) Mommy podcast. Our relationship with food and with our bodies is fraught, but unlike drugs or alcohol, we have to recreate that relationship and make peace with the ongoing changes in our bodies. Joining us in conversation today is Lauren Dorman, a registered dietician with over 20 years of experience behind her.
Tune in today to hear Lauren’s perspective on what diet culture actually is, and why you should choose self-care instead of restriction.
“The main reason diets don’t work is not because a person failed, not because they didn’t have the motivation or the willpower, it’s because your body wants and needs to be regularly fed throughout the day with enough energy.”
— Lauren Dorman
While recognizing that food guilt is part of our conditioning, she offers us practical alternatives to change our attitudes and benefit our digestion. Hear the real reason most diets don’t work, how you can be a better parent by teaching your children good habits, and what you can gain from scheduling two appointments per year with an anti-diet registered dietician.
By clicking this link, you will get access to Lauren’s 10 Ways to Practice Self-Care Through Nutrition. To connect with Lauren directly, check out her Instagram: Lauren Dorman, self-care RD.
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© Jessica Gershman, 2021