"The constant deprivation and, sometimes, sheer hunger of someone who sticks to a rigorous diet is envisaged as an unambiguously good thing and as an achievement, even a virtue. Is it, though?" writes Dr. Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy at Cornell.
Read Dr. Manne's reflections about diet culture in this recent guest essay published in The New York Times, "Diet Culture Is Unhealthy. It’s Also Immoral."