It’s well accepted that our mindset determines our stress levels even more than external circumstances. However, it’s not just about a general positive or negative outlook on life… how we think about food and diet culture (and the subsequent actions we take) can take a toll on how we manage stress levels.
Diet culture is so normalised that sometimes it’s hard to see that you’re actually harming your health, precisely in the name of health! These “diet” behaviours may be affecting your stress levels more than you’d think.
ALSO, if you want to understand better what diet culture is and the implications it has for our mental health, I invite you to check this article by Emma Laing, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND at Choosing Therapy.