It's official: the holiday season has begun. Michael Bublé awakens from his hibernation, Netflix releases its low-budget holiday movies, and elves are on the shelves watching. Always watching.
Diet culture thrives during the holiday season.
A big part of the celebrations is the food. Whether it's your company's Christmas party or a family event, there is no escaping the emphasis put on food during this period. For some, it's their favourite part; for others, it's their most dreaded.
Diet culture is a big part of our day-to-day lives.
Perhaps your friend has been taught that they need to work off the 'bad' food they have eaten or that by selecting one food over another, they are "being good." Maybe there is a dress in your closet that you’ve had for years that is for 'when you lose weight'. Congratulations! You've been exposed to diet culture. Welcome to the club; we meet every Thursday. BYO snacks.
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The Christmas season can create the feeling that people are so happy when seen through their Instagram feed. It's easy to think you're the only one feeling this way. But believe me, this is not the case. I can promise this because I've struggled with it for a long time.