What is Diet Culture? On any given day- I'm that girl dilly dallying or in cahoots with my favorite Italian entree or the largest slice of chocolate cake you've ever seen. Can I have some ice cream with that please? At 32 years, I am confident about my food choices. But that doesn't mean I didn't spend 32 years getting to know diet culture and its demeaning tone on a first name basis!Diet culture, like any culture, is a groups shared system of beliefs and customs.You and I experience culture daily. Most of us exist within many cultures- including
If only produce could speak, we might hear “we can reduce your risk of developing cancer by close to 50%,” or “we can help reduce your blood pressure by piling on the fiber to bring that nasty cholesterol back to your liver to be put to good use.” But food can’t talk. Fresh produce cannot speak in so many words. However, that doesn’t stop the inside aisles from boasting the glory of their wonder-work synthetic concoctions all over the grocery through hyped up advertisement.