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Feminism in 2018: Diet Culture & Disordered Eating

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Hove

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Feminism in 2018: Diet Culture & Disordered Eating

An event open to all self-idenitified women.

Welcome to part 1 of a 3-part series on modern feminism and the struggles that are particularly affecting women's lives: our relationship with food, our bodies, and our sexuality.

Join daughter and mother Emily and Jan Holden of I eat what I need in an interactive workshop. Please bring a notebook and pen with you. The workshop will involve sharing your own experiences within small groups, and listening to other women share their stories. To make this sharing safe, we have asked for only (self-identified) women to attend.

Our second event on Body Image and Fat Phobia will be on 7th June.

Our third event on #metoo and the Subjugation of the Feminine will be on 5th July.

As we dive into diet culture and disordered eating, we will explore these questions together:

How did we become so dysfunctional in our relationship to food?

We know that diets don't work, indeed they lead to weight cycling, metabolic resistance, and further weight gain. And yet, in a recent survey of 2,000 UK adults, 57% of women were on a diet.

The natural eater, the person who eats what they need, eating when they are hungry and stopping when they are full, has become the exception rather than the norm. We were all born natural eaters, with the ability to effortlessly regulate our eating habits. Our bellies and brains are perfectly designed for us to do just that. How did we become so disconnected from this knowing? Can we get back to it? (Short answer - YES! But not in the way that you might think...).

Why can't we just eat what we need?

It seems so simple. Eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full. Why is this so hard? Why doesn't our wider culture support natural eating? Why is it that women, especially, turn to food as a way of numbing, suppressing difficult feeling, and coping with life?

If diets and exercise regimes create further dysfunction, how do we change our behaviour?

If we agree never to diet again, and abandon all the unsustainable regimes we've been on for years (that have never worked), will we just go mental and eat everything? Are we really the insatitable, lazy and greedy creatures we have judged ourselves to be? How do we heal our disordered eating without plans, programmes, and restrictions?

Let Emily and Jan teach you the feminine path to behaviour change, which is not only sustainable, gentle and kind - it actually works.

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