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Is Diet Culture Making Us Sick?

May 24, 2022

When model Lori Harvey took to TikTok earlier this month to detail her weight-loss diet, the backlash was swift. That’s because, as plenty of dietitians pointed out, the 1,200 calorie-per-day plan she shared was just not enough food for most full-grown humans. 

But Harvey’s not alone. We’re bombarded with stories about how people are losing weight — from Kim Kardashian’s met-gala dress diet to influencers and #FitFam posts pushing restrictive eating and excessive exercise. At the same time, messages about body positivity are pushing us to love the skin we’re in. 

Today, we’re taking a long, hard look at diet culture — why it has such a grip on us, and how we can make sure we’re taking care of our own physical and mental health in the face of an onslaught of questionable advice.

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