Archive for December 26th, 2019

December 26, 2019

the HAES® files: Growing up Indian in a Diet Culture World

by Health At Every Size® Blog

by Priya Payda (BSc Hons, MPhtySt)

In this blog, Priya talks about her upbringing in one of few Indian families in a small Canadian town, surrounded by diet culture. She discusses how cultural and familial influences contributed to the development of her eating disorder and negative body image, and how Health at Every Size® has helped her find a new path of self-acceptance.

The earliest memory I have of my long battle with body image issues is when I was eight years old. I was standing in front of my long bathroom mirror, side-on, sucking my stomach in. I realized then that I couldn’t make my body look like the women on TV, or my friends. That was just the beginning.

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