Why diet culture is toxic

Why diet culture is toxic ? Or what you will never hear from me in my classes

Dear fitness and diet industries, you triggered me so many times. “Get bikini ready, “This will burn your fat away”, “More crunches to get your six pack”, “sweat that cake out”, “find out how to lose weight for the summer”, and so on… oh dear, how much it triggered me at some point in my life. 

How guilty and disgusting you made me feel. Instead of empowering the woman that I already was at that time.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of encouraging people to push themselves a bit more, of taking care of their body through healthy eating and moving.

BUT there is a big difference for me between encouraging and making people feel guilty or like sh** about the cake they may have eaten, or not having a ‘bikini body’ (if someone can please explain to me what a bikini body is honestly…), or not looking a certain way, or or or…

We feel then we are never good enough, never reaching this ‘perfection’, so we keep going for it, over and over : diet culture is a toxic fake ‘friend’ that supposingly wants your well-being.

So I make it an important point in all of my classes or any of my exercises, to share with you words of self-love, empowerment, self-esteem :

“show yourself how powerful and badass you are”, “you got this”, “give yourself a high five”, “you are doing amazing, keep going for it”,… and so on,…

So we can work together on boosting your self-esteem instead of crushing it.

I do want to give you the inspiration to go higher, to develop your self-respect, your sense of self-worth,… I want you during a class or any exercise to be you and to feel powerful and beautiful exactly as you are now. 

The idea is not to associate these moments with suffering or “I have to do this exercise to compensate for what I ate”, but instead to bring this feeling of “I want to do this to do good to my body and mind. I want to feel empowered.”

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2 thoughts on “Why diet culture is toxic

  1. Bonjour Sophie,
    Je viens de voir le reportage de France24 sur les Digital Nomads à Koh pha Ngan. Ça me donne envie d’essayer un jour, étant développeur de sites web.
    Je joue de la flûte Améridienne et je mixe des musiques de relaxation avec flûte, bols tibétain, bruit de la mer ou de la pluie, etc.
    J’ai trouvé sympa votre activité de prof de Yoga là-bas, donc si vous voulez je vous envoie quelques musiques gratuitement, vous pouvez les utiliser pendant vos cours si elles vous plaisent. Cordialement,

    1. Bonjour Andy,

      Je suis très heureuse de lire votre retour sur le reportage ! et je serais ravie d’écouter vos morceaux et de les utiliser pour les méditations et cours de yoga! Merci mille fois. Vous pouvez me contacter à l’adresse email indiquée sur le site 🙂
      Très belle journée à vous,
      Sophie

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