Tuesday, October 3, 2023

What is the wellness trap and why is it more harmful than it seems?

This article refers to eating disorders.

it’s time to talk welfare net, When I was a young journalist fighting against myself health problemsI let myself be influenced by its philosophy welfare which was largely based on a restrictive diet,

I spent hours every day thinking about, preparing and buying foods that were as ‘clean’ and ‘whole’ as possible, then questioning my choices and often getting lost in researching the perceived harms and benefits of various ingredients. Used to go

I wondered if I could crack the code foreat well‘, I could overcome my chronic diseases and stop all health problems futures (and incidentally getting a yoga model’s body, though I didn’t say that out loud).

He Ideal it was unattainable and hurtful to me welfare, and unwittingly passed it on – through much proselytizing about local, ‘whole’ and ‘real’ foods – to my readers. It was the early 2000s and wellness culture It was nowhere near a well-oiled machine in the age of social media, but its ethos of food and weight loss, disguised as progressive ideas HealthIt was already implanted.

People were beginning to realize that diets don’t work, and the diet industry was trying to adapt and survive.

At the same time, writers such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser saw America as a ‘republic of fat’ created by fast and processed food, and diet culture More brazen and direct examples by companies such as Weightwatchers and Jenny Craig were giving way to the ‘it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle’.

With the rise of rhetoric about the so-called obesity epidemic, subsistence allowance began to be implicated as health and wellness – and is really a matter of life and death – rather than simply as a matter of aesthetics.

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