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December 5, 2023

Breaking Free from Diet Culture

with podcast guest

Brandee Hommerding


Brandee Hommerding is a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner and expert in holistic nutrition. A self-proclaimed diet culture dropout, she is the owner of Bee Collective Wellness, where she provides women with sustainable, holistic nutrition support to help women overcome bloating, fatigue, PMS, and irregular menstrual cycles so they may feel more in tune with their bodies and live a vibrant and energetic life.

In this conversation, Brandee and I talk about the profound impact of diet culture on women’s health and hormones, shedding light on its often unnoticed influence. We discuss the pitfalls of popular diet trends, the adverse effects of restrictive eating habits, how diet culture causes us to disconnect from our bodies, the use of weight loss drugs like Ozempic, how to start breaking free from diet culture, finding a balanced, individualized approach to health and nutrition, and so much more. Enjoy the episode!


  • Brandee’s background and what inspired her to become a holistic nutritionist
  • Understanding diet culture and its influence on our lives
  • The overlap of hustle culture and diet culture
  • Insights into the influence of diet culture on our need for belonging
  • The impact of language on our relationship with food and our bodies
  • Our focus on trending diets instead of considering nutritional content
  • The importance of nutrient diversity
  • Nutrient deficiencies and the impact on our hormone production and fertility
  • Recognizing that our bodies recognize over-restriction as stress
  • Being aware of disconnection from your body that can come with diet culture
  • How you can start to break free from diet culture and adopt a more holistic approach
  • Peeling back the layers and shifting your perspective on how you nourish your body
  • Why your scale is not a food measure of success when it comes to health and wellbeing
  • The frustration of weight loss resistance and the use of medication like Ozempic as a solution
  • Why conventional medical doctors often prioritize medication as the first line of defense
  • How you can empower yourself when it comes to building a solid nutritional foundation
  • How the wellness industry can contribute to the toxic aspects of diet culture
  • Recognizing that consistency doesn’t mean doing the same thing every single day
  • The lack of research on women’s bodies and the importance of considering hormonal fluctuations


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