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Health at Every Size vs Diet Culture

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Health at Every Size vs Diet Culture

The more time we spend online, it seems there’s an increase in fad diets and body comparisons, making diet culture more prevalent. But what exactly is diet culture?  Social Influences Causing Damage Sadly, diet culture means putting the importance of one’s weight above their mental well-being and health (4). One way it’s portrayed is by equating weight to health, and determining one’s worthiness based on their weight. Another form would be telling people what, how, and when to eat their food (1,2). As well, diet culture can be used to oppress certain groups of people based on their body size...

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The Future of Feeding the World

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The Future of Feeding the World

By 2050, the world population is slated to reach 9 billion people (3). Nine BILLION people all looking to feed themselves. So, how do we feed the world?  Feeding Nine Billion Stomachs This has been an ongoing question for numerous years and has been addressed by many people on a global scale. The largest global challenge that we face in the next 30 years is to sustain our health and well-being as the food supply diminishes (3).  As of now, many scholars are thinking of innovative ways to combat this global food crisis. For example, there is a video series...

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Keto Diet: The Good, The Bad & The Bottom Line

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Keto Diet: The Good, The Bad & The Bottom Line

Image by: Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard of the miraculous results people are having with the Keto Diet. But that’s just on the surface. We’re going to look deeper to see if it’ll work for everyone.  Let’s break it down: What is Keto? The Keto Diet is a method that consists of ingesting lower carbohydrates (usually less than 50g/day) and higher fats (about 75% of caloric intake) (2).  Carbs are used to power our bodies throughout the day and this is where Keto flips that thought on its...

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What the ‘Diet’ in Diet Coke Really Means

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What the ‘Diet’ in Diet Coke Really Means
If you think the 'Diet' in Diet Coke is gonna help you curb those sugar cravings, you've got another think coming to ya!

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Intermittent Fasting: Food for Thought and Not Your Stomach

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Intermittent Fasting: Food for Thought and Not Your Stomach

What is Intermittent Fasting?  Intermittent fasting (IF) is a way of extending the time that your body has to metabolize food, therefore, causing your body to rely on fat stores (1,2). In some recent research, you may find a few beneficial effects of IF (3).  The intake of surplus energy (calories), which is then stored as fat (4-6) leads to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and are all prevalent health concerns on a national scale (6, 10). Intermittent Fasting is a pattern of eating that alternates between abstaining from food and energy containing drinks (7).   Where Did Intermittent Fasting Come From?  Funnily...

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