week 5: the Beauty Myth and sizeism

This week we are getting into some philosophical SHIZ. Not boring though!!! Not at all.....dig in!

The video speaks for itself here:) A very short recap:

"In short, a cultural obsession with weight became firmly establish in the United States (and as a result, Canada!) when several disparate factors that favoured a desire for thinness - economic, status symbols, morality, medicine, modernity, changing women's roles, and consumerism - all collided at once." - Laura Fraser, Losing It: America's Obsession with Weight and the Industry that feeds on it.

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Homework

1. Write out "the fantasy": the "how life and YOU will be different" if you could just get that perfect body. Try to write for 15-30 minutes without stopping in order to pull out some deep, subconscious beliefs!

2. Readings from Naomi Wolf and Regena Thomashauer (aka Mama Gena) here.

3. My Podcast Body Image Masterclass called 7 Days 7 Stories. Access the first podcast HERE.

4. Keep building on our other tools: hunger/full, make peace with food, challenging bad body thoughts and the food police, identifying and challenging objections....etc.

WEEK 5 Q&A: