Start off slow
If diet culture is something that has a big impact on your life, don’t feel like you have to go for an all or nothing approach. Make small little changes that will eventually allow you to step away from the dieting cycle and maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle.
Although they may not seem like victories to you, trust us they are! Always celebrate the little things, it is so essential to include things in your daily life that bring you joy.
We definitely have a love-hate relationship with social media, it can be an amazing place with so much positivity but at the same time it can be the root cause of so many problems. We’d recommend having a social media spring clean (this can be done all year round, not just in spring). Remove any accounts that don’t bring you joy, anyone who might make you feel bad about yourself or those promoting diet culture. Then perhaps follow some accounts that focus more on body positivity and diversity. Trust us, this honestly makes such a huge difference.
Some accounts we recommend are: @lucymountain, @megan_rose_lane, @sonnyturner__ & @chessiekingg
Allow yourself to be heard. Change the language you use to avoid slipping into the world of diet culture and speak out against it. Raise awareness for others who may not realise how damaging it can be and support those who are also speaking out.
Find a community
Having a support system and others around you who have the same outlook on life will do absolute wonders.
Let’s make 2021 the year we slam the door on diet culture.