Does Helping My Clients Eat In Accordance With Their Goals Make Me A Participant In Diet Culture? (And Therefore A Bad Feminist?)
I shared a blog post about my eating and about helping my clients feel feelings without eating them. I said that I had recently been falling into frozen cookie dough as a way to avoid negative emotions, and how, as I allowed myself to feel my negative emotions, my frozen cookie dough habit went away.
My friend Andrea commented that she doesn’t do this bc she is not a participant in diet culture – she gave it up for Lent.
I flushed with shame when I read this. Am I complicit in diet culture and therefor a bad feminist?
I have given this a lot of thought ever since. Does helping my clients achieve their eating, fitness, and weight loss goals make me complicit in diet culture and thus a bad feminist?
Here’s why that’s a NO.
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Abby Wolfson is a pediatric nurse practitioner, certified child sleep consultant and certified life coach for parents. She divides her time between Brooklyn, NY and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.