Recently Lola Berry otherwise self titled ‘Australia’s favourite nutritionist’ was certainly a far cry from this. Shortly after Christmas- a time of intense ‘body vulnerability’ for many women- Lola Berry launched a 4 week eating program controversially titled ‘Stop Being A Fat Bitch’. Of course you can probably image this program- the title and the perspective- outraged me (and MANY others too).
Lola, who has experienced her own dysfunctional relationship with food and her body, claimed ‘Stop Being A Fat Bitch’ was something she used to call herself “Over and over”. It was Lola’s hope that her 4 week healthy eating program which “Is not just about the food plan and recipes”, but also about “Changing your mindset to achieve your health goals” would resonate with women all over the world struggling with their body image. It’s safe to say that this program was VERY controversial- with many people divided in their opinion of the program’s direction and title.
As I write this blog post the program has been ‘pulled’ from her website (thankfully) and is possibly undergoing a ‘name change’ (hopefully a change in perspective too), which is a good outcome in my opinion. And because Lola couldn’t “Wait to hear what we think (about the program)”, I feel that as someone who was incredibly concerned about the nature of this program, that I detail and discuss these concerns in a very honest post.