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Episode 25: Rejecting Diet Culture
When she developed the body kindness approach Rebecca Scritchfield, a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, and ACSM certified exercise physiologist, ditched diet culture and its fear-based control forever.
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Alarmed by the dangerous degree to which the health and the weight loss industry have become enmeshed and how their messages about body size and sexiness lead to weight cycling, disordered eating, and anxiety, Rebecca rejected her field’s traditional view of what fitness and wellbeing look like. A champion of fat activism and the health at every size movement, her work shines a light on this much-needed culture shift and promotes body kindness and autonomy for all.
Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, ACSM certified exercise physiologist, and author of the book, Body Kindness: Transform your health from the inside out and never say diet again (Workman Publishing), which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health” and The New York Times Book Review calls “simple and true”.
Through her weight-inclusive Body Kindness counseling practice, Rebecca helps people reject diets and body shame to create a better life with workable, interesting self-care goals to fit individual’s needs and preferences, not society’s unrealistic weight and beauty standards.
Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, podcast, workshops, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the TODAY show, O Magazine, Real Simple, Time, and many others. Rebecca is a freelance writer for The Washington Post and Self magazine, an advisor to Health Magazine (2019) and Diversify Dietetics, and a mom of two young girls. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital.