This post discusses eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and exercise addiction and might be triggering for some readers.
Diet Culture: A rigid set of expectations about valuing thinness and attractiveness over physical health and emotional wellbeing.
A few months ago if you'd asked if I thought diet culture affected me, the answer would have been no.
I mean, I've watched Taryn Brumfitt's Embrace documentary three times.
My Instagram is filled with pages of body positive influencers. I'm mindful of what I eat but don't count calories — or even care about them.
I don't follow diet trends; I don't weigh myself, and I don't buy into the good food versus bad food debate.
Watch: Taryn Brumfitt on five tips to embrace you. Post continues below.
But here's the thing: up until a few months ago I hadn't realised how easy it was to be body positive when I had a body that fit within my (extremely subliminal and internalised) notion of what a body should look like.
Or how easy it was when I had always been able to compensate food with exercise.