Why we need to ditch diet culture artwork
Midlife Illuminated

Why we need to ditch diet culture

  • S3E58
  • 1:15:15
  • March 7th 2022

I feel that this conversation is one of the most important I've had so far on the podcast. As my guest Susan Hyatt lays bare, diet culture is trapping girls and women in a cycle of suffering. (And I know from my work as a health coach that men are affected in exactly the same way).

It horrifies me that children are being caught in this toxic culture and led down the route to eating disorders. Susan shares how she first started dieting at the age of 11, and how yo-yo dieting affected her life for decades.

We talk about the self-loathing that diet culture leads to; the wasted effort/energy/headspace devoted to counting calories; and how to develop a positive relationship with food and with yourself.

Susan Hyatt has 15 years' experience as a Master Certified Life and Business Coach. She wrote the bestselling book BARE that has inspired women all over the world to stop shrinking their bodies and start expanding their lives.

She delivered a speech to a sold-out audience at the country’s largest TEDx conference about why women need to stop obsessing about their weight. She has been featured in magazines such as O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and Woman’s World.

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Midlife Illuminated

Welcome to Midlife Illuminated!

I’m Suzy Glaskie, Functional Medicine Health Coach and founder of Peppermint Wellness.

I've learnt the hard way how to thrive in midlife. And now I'm looking forward to sharing what I've learnt with you.

I hope that this podcast helps you to rediscover your own light - and start to shine.