Food and Body Freedom #7 Eating a Balanced Diet with Shana Spence


What is a balanced diet? How does one get there especially when recovering from diet culture? Is it a one-size-fits-all approach? What matters here?

This episode explores:

  • what does balance mean without diet culture
  • how to start exploring this for yourself
  • what factors matter when it comes to balance
  • what's left out of the conversation about food and diet
  • how culturally-significant  foods become demonised
  • what nutrition science says on the matter

Resources mentioned:

  • A diagram of the Determinants of Health
  • Macronutrient Balance - Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Seeking professional support 
  • Shana Spence's website and Instagram 
  • Practical prompts to explore your own version of balance with food
    • How does that food feel in my body? 
    • Do I feel excited and satisfied from this meal? 
    • Does this feel like another rule? 
    • Can I sustain this inclusion in my life? 
    • How does the concept of for the most part help here?
    • Do I like it or do I think I should like it? 
    • What happens when I eat this, like this and this time?

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