Do Weight Loss Diets Do More Harm Than Good?

Gabrielle Fundaro, PhD, a scientist and nutrition coach, takes us on a whirlwind tour of diet culture and the anti-diet movement.

Dr. Fundaro advocates for a broad view of wellness, and provides an evidence-based view of both the risks and benefits of intentional weight loss. She shares a brief history of diet culture and the anti-diet culture, and an introduction to the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement and the emerging concept of “healthism”.

This conversation is the first of a two part conversation. In the next episode, Dr. Fundaro discusses weight neutral dietary approaches, including intuitive eating.

Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro is a certified health and sports nutrition coach with a PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech. 

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