ETR 225: Toxic Food & Food Addiction (Death to Diets)

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Podcast Interview on toxic food and food addiction
Toxic food & food addiction

In this episode of Eat the Rules, I am back with Vinny and we are exploring whether food is toxic and challenging the notion of food addiction in this rebroadcast of the Death To Diets mini-series.

We also look at the new Jonathan Van Ness show called Getting Curious where they answered the question “Why Do I Love Snacks So Much?” Instead of a delightful foray into the wonderful world of snacks, this episode took a dark turn into debunked science from 1996, fatphobia, and food shaming. Fun! Vinny Welsby and I break down the BS around it and other “toxic” food myths.

In This Episode, We Talk About

  • That many people practice disordered eating without recognizing it,
  • How food shaming and fatphobia is disguised as health in popular culture,
  • That chemicals in food does not mean it’s toxic or bad for you,
  • How blaming chemicals in food acts as a red herring for ignoring what is actually influencing people’s health,
  • That sugar and food addiction doesn’t exist and how restriction makes people think they are addicted,
  • That there are no morally superior foods, but our culture’s obsession with losing weight makes us think there are,
  • How to know that your desire for sugar or food is not an addiction,
  • How altering the BMI was used to support fatphobic statistics,
  • How people are allowed to eat whatever they want,
  • That there’s still a lot of fear and misinformation around food and eating,
  • Plus so much more!

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