Three (Un)wise Women

Fats, Carbs, and Misinformation

June 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Three (Un)wise Women
Fats, Carbs, and Misinformation
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Three (Un)wise Women
Fats, Carbs, and Misinformation
Jun 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4

When it comes to health and fitness in the age of information, it’s as important to track misinformation on the internet as it is to track your macros. For instance, did you know that body positivity was just one element of the larger Fat Acceptance Movement of the 1960s? The point of the movement was to help people love their bodies despite widespread discrimination. Now that the body positivity has become commercialized and looped into the self-love and wellness movements, it has shed its practical goals in favor of an advocacy that we think is putting people’s health and well-being in danger.

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When it comes to health and fitness in the age of information, it’s as important to track misinformation on the internet as it is to track your macros. For instance, did you know that body positivity was just one element of the larger Fat Acceptance Movement of the 1960s? The point of the movement was to help people love their bodies despite widespread discrimination. Now that the body positivity has become commercialized and looped into the self-love and wellness movements, it has shed its practical goals in favor of an advocacy that we think is putting people’s health and well-being in danger.