My intention in hosting this book club is to offer a supportive space to claim our inner authority and agency in our lives. The book selections will offer ideas that challenge the status quo, strategies to break free from diet culture and tools to become grounded in the Body Liberation movement.
Body liberation is a movement that acknowledges that bodies are placed in a hierarchy in our culture based on size, age, ability, race, class, religion, gender, binary gender conformity, expressions of sexuality and any other way that we may be othered. The core of the Body Liberation movement is about access to and autonomy of one’s own body, and respect for ALL bodies. The book selections will help us understand how our experiences of oppression—as well as others’ experiences—interrupt our ability to be embodied, to make health choices that fit our bodies, to access human civil rights, and to access our own internal regulatory, intuitive system.
My hope is that this journey will support us to find compassion for our experiences and hardships in our bodies by helping us understand how we have been culturally conditioned. Together, we will create a supportive space to let go of who our culture tells us we need to be and find our way back to our voices, our bodies and our power.
I invite you to watch my videos or read my blog to learn a little more about my story and vision if you are curious about joining us. You are also welcome to ask any questions you may have through my contact page or through DM on Instagram.
- Reading will begin on June 15th 2019 and will wrap up August 31st 2019.
- I have created a Facebook group to facilitate conversations so this means you can participate from anywhere!
Diet Culture puts you at odds with your body.
What we are reading: The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy by Caroline Dooner
About the author: Caroline Dooner is a writer, storyteller, performer, and yoga teacher (who mostly just teaches resting); a former yo-yo dieter; and the creator of The Fuck It Diet. She studied improv at UCB and received a BFA in acting from NYU, and consequently spent her early twenties in leotards or standing in front of casting directors (who are never afraid to tell you what kind of person you look like). Caroline hosts a podcast on her approach to food and teaches online courses in normal eating and self-acceptance.
From comedian and ex-diet junkie Caroline Dooner, an inspirational guide that will help you stop dieting, reboot your relationship with food, and regain your personal power.
DIETING DOESN’T WORK
Not long term. In fact, our bodies are hardwired against it. But each time our diets fail, instead of considering that maybe our ridiculously low-carb diet is the problem, we wonder what’s wrong with us. Why can’t we stick to our simple plan of grapefruit and tuna fish??? Why are we so hungry? What is wrong with us??? We berate ourselves for being lazy and weak, double down on our belief that losing weight is the key to our everlasting happiness, and resolve to do better tomorrow. But it’s time we called a spade a spade: Constantly trying to eat the smallest amount possible is a miserable way to live, and it isn’t even working. So fuck eating like that.
In The F*ck It Diet, Caroline Dooner tackles the inherent flaws of dieting and diet culture, and offers readers a counterintuitively simple path to healing their physical, emotional, and mental relationship with food. What’s the secret anti-diet? Eat. Whatever you want. Honor your appetite and listen to your hunger. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. Oh, and don’t forget to rest, breathe, and be kind to yourself while you’re at it. Once you get yourself out of survival mode, it will become easier and easier to eat what your body really needs—a healthier relationship with food ultimately leads to a healthier you.
An ex-yo-yo dieter herself, Dooner knows how terrifying it can be to break free of the vicious cycle, but with her signature sharp humor and compassion, she shows readers that a sustainable, easy relationship with food is possible.
Irreverent and empowering, The F*ck It Diet is call to arms for anyone who feels guilt or pain over food, weight, or their body. It’s time to give up the shame and start thriving. Welcome to the F*ck It Diet. Let’s Eat.
What others are saying:
The F*ck It Diet is not only hilarious, it is also scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter who is fed up and just ready to f*ck the whole endeavor.” (Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Goddesses Never Age)
The world needs this book. There isn’t a woman I know who wouldn’t benefit from these profound truths — served with a side of humor and a whole lot of science to back them up) within these pages. If you’ve ever struggled with dieting, binging, food fixation, fear of gaining weight, or obsession with thinness, The F*ck It Diet is for you.” (Simi Botic, author of Letting Go of Leo: How I Broke Up with Perfection)
“If you’re ready to get off the diet hamster wheel and start living your damn life, The F*ck It Diet is a must. (Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN)