6 episodes

Your anti-diet sidekick and go-to resource as we explore what it really means to ditch diet culture whilst living life in a larger body. Your host, Melanie Knights will be sharing stories, busting diet culture myths, and breaking through the b******t of the $72 billion diet industry.
Discussing topics such as anti-fatness, body liberation, body positivity, media representation, and intuitive eating. We will create a foundation for bodily autonomy, and take actionable steps to advocate for, and honour our own needs so that we can take up space, challenge weight stigma, and live a more confident, comfortable and joyful fat life!

The Culture Of It All Melanie Knights

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Your anti-diet sidekick and go-to resource as we explore what it really means to ditch diet culture whilst living life in a larger body. Your host, Melanie Knights will be sharing stories, busting diet culture myths, and breaking through the b******t of the $72 billion diet industry.
Discussing topics such as anti-fatness, body liberation, body positivity, media representation, and intuitive eating. We will create a foundation for bodily autonomy, and take actionable steps to advocate for, and honour our own needs so that we can take up space, challenge weight stigma, and live a more confident, comfortable and joyful fat life!

    TRAILER: Summer Series

    TRAILER: Summer Series

    Our Summer Series Starts May 28th!There are many negative anti-fat stereotypes associated with the summer; from sweat, and thigh chafe to wearing weather appropriate clothing or having skin showing…I am a cold weather person to my soul, and whilst I’m dreaming of pumpkins, cosy socks and apple cider in June – I cannot control the weather. The summer isn’t going anywhere, and it’s probably going to get hotter.So whilst I reserve the right to be vocal about my discomfort when it’s as hot as sat...

    • 2 min
    The Intersection of Diet, Hustle and Online Business Culture Part 2

    The Intersection of Diet, Hustle and Online Business Culture Part 2

    In this episode, we continue our exploration of the intersection of diet culture, hustle culture, and online business. We’l continue to explore the paradoxical nature of these cultures and how they can negatively impact mental health. I’m sharing some stories of my personal experience “growing up” in the online business culture, and feeling like I never fit in and wanting to be successful in my own venture. We also highlight the tendency to blame the consumer or client when desired resul...

    • 45 min
    The Intersection Of Diet, Hustle And Online Business Culture Part 1

    The Intersection Of Diet, Hustle And Online Business Culture Part 1

    Melanie explores the intersection of diet culture, hustle culture, and online business culture. She discusses how these cultures profit and uphold systems of oppression, and how they manipulate spending power and fear tactics to control individuals. Melanie also highlights the similarities between these cultures, such as the emphasis on hard work, the blame placed on individuals when programs fail, and the disregard for privilege and accessibility. She challenges the notion that health is the...

    • 36 min
    5 Ways To Practise Anti Diet Work with Self Compassion

    5 Ways To Practise Anti Diet Work with Self Compassion

    In this episode, Melanie discusses five ways to practise anti-diet work with compassion. She emphasises the importance of applying kindness and thoughtfulness as we navigate this challenging work. Melanie shares her personal journey with diet culture and how she came to embrace anti-diet work. She explores the practice of looking for and celebrating diverse bodies, recognizing the difference between wants and needs, dressing safely in a body-positive way, setting boundaries, and practising se...

    • 48 min
    The Complexity of Ditching Diets

    The Complexity of Ditching Diets

    In this episode, Melanie explores diet culture and its relationship with body positivity. She defines diet culture as a system of oppression that centres thin, able-bodied people and promotes weight loss and food restrictions. Melanie emphasises that ditching diets is just the starting point of the anti-diet journey and that it requires ongoing self-reflection and compassion. She also discusses the intersectionality of diet culture with racism, ableism, sexism, and social economics. The episo...

    • 14 min
    TRAILER: The Culture Of It All Podcast

    TRAILER: The Culture Of It All Podcast

    Welcome friends to the Culture of It All podcast. I am absolutely thrilled that you are here and I can't wait to start having conversations with you about what it really means to ditch diet culture whilst living life in a larger body. No matter where you are on your own anti-diet journey, we’re in this together, and will continue unpacking and unlearning diet culture so that we can take up space right now.As the name of this show suggests, being anti-diet is about more than a meal plan or a f...

    • 4 min

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