You have tried all the diets. Paleo, vegan, keto, intermittent fasting, 5 and 2 dieting, eat right for your blood type, counting calories, points counting, low-carb, low-sugar, no carb, high fat, macro, IIFYM (if it fits your macros), no grains, no gluten...the list goes on! Diet culture has a lot to answer for. When faced with limited ingredients, one might ask – what can you eat now?
There is no universal right or wrong answer for diet. Maybe you just do not like bananas much. Like fingerprints, food choices are unique only to you. Dive into untangling some of the myths around diet culture, the history of how it progressed and why you can return to food like a hero.
Dive into diet culture reads:
- Anti-diet: reclaim your time, money, well-being and happiness through intuitive eating by Christy Harrison looks at the multi-billion dollar industries that profit from diet culture and how it has infiltrated the health and wellness world
- Is butter a carb?: unpicking fact from fiction in the world of nutrition by Rosie Saunt and Helen West probes unsubstantiated ‘facts’ about food and the real science behind nutrients
- Beating orthorexia: and the memoirs of a health freak by Edward Yuen addresses the alarming increase of Orthorexia Nervosa and the obsessive need to ‘eat clean’
- Fear-free food: how to ditch dieting and fall back in love with food by Nicola Jane Hobbs provides practical steps to get you back to food freedom
- Formerly known as food by Kristin Lawless discusses the food industry and how it has reshaped our food preferences and changed the composition of our microbiota
- In defense of food: the myth of nutrition and the pleasures of eating by Michael Pollan looks at how to ditch junk science, diet culture and nutritional claims.
- Breaking vegan: one woman’s journey from veganism, extreme dieting and orthorexia to a more balanced life by Jordan Younger broke the internet when she denounced restrictive dieting, juice fasts and addressed her disordered eating
- Sick enough: a guide to the medical complications of eating disorders by Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED aims to improve medical diagnosis and treatment, motivate recovery, while firmly rejecting dieting culture
- Pretty unhealthy: why our obsession with looking healthy is making us sick by Nikki Stamp unpicks the web of online pseudoscience and urges us to take back our health from the people who don't value it as much as we do
Ditch diet culture with these eBooks:
- The no need to diet book: become a diet rebel and make friends with food by Pixie Turner
- The woman who fooled the world: Belle Gibson’s cancer con, and the darkness at the heart of the wellness industry by Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano
- The f*ck it diet by Caroline Dooner
- Just eat it: how intuitive eating can help you get your sh*t together around food by Lauren Thomas
To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Fall back in love with food with these recipe eMagazines:
- BBC Good Food
- Eat Well
- Easy Meals
- Entertaining Dish
- Food Heaven
- Taste of Home
- YOU Masterchef
- Super Food Ideas
To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Stream diet culture documentaries on Beamafilm:
- Embrace when Taryn Brumfitt posted a before-and-after photograph, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.
- That Sugar Film Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment on the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, with foods that are perceived as 'healthy'.
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Listen on the go with these diet culture related podcasts:
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