If you ask an antidiet registered dietitian about diet culture, they’ll say it sends the message that we need to be thin to be healthy and happy, which encourages people to lose weight in unhealthy ways like severely restricting calories or exercising excessively. Constantly chasing this thin ideal can negatively affect our mental and physical health. And as if that’s not horrible enough, some studies have found that diets don’t work because they’re not sustainable, and they can actually cause weight gain.
If diet culture has stolen years or even decades from your life, and you’re ready to embrace the antidiet movement and stop dieting forever, scroll through these quotes and share them with the friends you know who could also use a little inspiration. Together, we can share the message that all bodies look different — there is no one “perfect” body, and that’s what makes us beautiful.