After the holiday season ends, messages urging folks to buy gym memberships, revamp their diets and “get back on track" ramp up. But as research shows: dieting does not work. So, what can folks do to build better connections with food, movement and their bodies? Embodied explores the answers to these questions and provides listeners with tools for thinking about individual and systemic ways to push back on the more than $70 billion dollar industry that promotes thinness and weight loss as the key to health and happiness.
These episodes will air on WUNC January 7, January 14 and January 21.
After years of messaging telling you what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat it, it can be hard to reconnect to your body's natural signals. But the principles of intuitive eating can help.
Anita brings the RESOLVED series to a close by revisiting a conversation about body neutrality. Fat activists teach her about radical reframes, including body positivity and a newer term to her: body neutrality.
Diet culture is everywhere. It affects the care we get at the doctor's office and our experience in fitness spaces. And we may be misunderstanding the science used to uphold moral standards of weight and health.
When popular culture tells us to be ashamed of our bodies, how can we resist buying into diet culture? The fat liberation movement has entry points for everyone — you just have to find yours.