You Liar… You Haven’t Really Ditched Diet Culture

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you still refer to food as fuel, or calories, or macros, or nutrition?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you check your Smartwatch to check how many steps you’ve done?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you repost a ‘hilarious’ meme about how being fat is any other than completely normal? Or LOL react to someone else’s?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you check the clock before deciding whether to eat?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you move your body for any reason other than because it makes you feel good?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you’d rather squeeze into clothes that don’t fit instead of buying the next size up?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you keep going to Zumba even though you hate it?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” when you grimace at your reflection?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you comment on how much Sue-up-the-road’s weight has changed?

Have you really “ditched diet culture” if you have simply swapped out the words “weight loss” for “health”?

If you are wondering whether you’ve really “ditched diet culture” all you need to do is check the words you use. Your words have meaning and give you a perfect window into what your subconscious mind believes to be true. Listen to them.