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January 10, 2023 69 min

We’re baaaaaaack! We can barely record an episode of this podcast without a snack, so how are millions of people supposed to escape the "cult" of dieting when its mission is to keep everyone hungry, tired, and riddled with self-loathing? Let's count the red flags: a strictly controlled eating regimen, shame and peer pressure up the wazoo, false promises, hidden costs, viciously addictive cycles that offer no exit strategy... um, how is diet culture *not* a cult? In our highly requested relaunch episode, Amanda and Isa analyze the dangerous (and highly profitable) "cult" of dieting with special guest, actress and host of the I Weigh podcast, Jameela Jamil.

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Diet Culture Resources:

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings:

What We Don't Talk about When We Talk About Fat Aubrey Gordon: 

The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor: 

I Weigh Community: 

Hooked by Michael Moss: 

NRP diet culture article: 

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