Diets Don’t Work with Debbie Lesko

Imperfect Party guest Debbie Lesko is the Episode 30 podcast guest, talking about how DIETS DONT WORK

In this episode we cover:

  • The crazy statistics that prove that diets don’t work and can even lead to death in some cases.
  • Debbie’s journey from battling drugs and anorexia to inspiring people on social media with over 70K followers.
  • We talk about how stupid, but anxiety provoking all of the talk about Covid weight gain can cause.

More about Debbie:

Debbie Lesko is a 65-year-old grandmother whose passion is to educate people of all ages, sizes, race, sexual identity of the dangers of diet culture and the societal ideals to keep everyone thin.

Debbie works to fight the mainstream ideals with her page – Diets don’t work on Facebook as well as on Instagram. She currently has about 70, 000 followers who look forward to her newest posts. She has been on podcasts and taught at seminars as well as writes articles for magazines and has her own blog on her webpage.

As a survivor of anorexia and drug addiction, she has the lived experience to share her ideas with the world. Her recovery from drugs and anorexia has been her driving force to share her recovery with others. You can visit her website to learn more.

"The diet industry is learning that the word 'diet' is kind of an off limits word. You don't want to call your product a diet anymore, because the statistics are that diets fail 95-98% of the time. - Debbie Lesko quote

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

Health at Every Size
Intuitive Eating
Family Dance Parties

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