Posts tagged history with dieting
The Dieting Chronicles, Part 3

If it's the first time you're reading or listening to this series, I highly recommend that you start from the beginning so you get a full sense of where I'm coming from. I began this series after some very deep soul searching, I gave you an introduction to the series which included a little public apology I felt was important, and then we headed deep into the stories of the myriad of weight loss diets I tried, 23 to be exact, in part 1 and part 2 of the series. You'll hear all about the points, the crazy nutritionist, how deprivation and dieting itself can lead to not only weight gain but is the number one ingredient for a messy relationship with food. In last week's episode I covered mostly what happens when these body shaming, pro-restrictive voices come from people who have letters after their names, and how destructive that can be. I finished that episode by finally arriving at the point in which I found veganism. That's where we're picking things up today.

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The Dieting Chronicles, Part 2

We're back with part 2 of the dieting chronicles. In the past 2 weeks I've shared the introduction to the series, as well as the first installment in which I talked about my first experiences with dieting. A journey through 23 diets (some of them two or three times), none of which worked, and all of which left me with a very unhealthy relationship with food, not to mention the opposite of what I was striving for which was of course, weight loss. As I mentioned last week, I had always believed that it was the emotional and overeating patterns I learned as a child that were the ones that made my relationship with food "complicated" (to say the least), but it took me years to realize that although some healing needed to occur there too, it's actually the dieting, the restriction and the deprivation that ruins our chances of finding balance and peace with food.

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