Diet Starts Tomorrow
Welcome to Diet Starts Tomorrow, a podcast hosted by Remy Kassimir and Emily Lubin. In a world where wellness can make you unwell and beauty standards feel anything but standard, Betches Media presents a podcast that digs into the emotional side of well-being. Listen as we shed our former beliefs that made us feel bad about ourselves — we’re looking at you, toxic diet culture — and laugh while doing it. We’re here to amuse your bouche. For more DST, follow us on Instagram @dietstartstomorrow.View Promo Codes
Remy Kassimir is a stand up comedian, actor, and host of Betches Media's Diet Starts Tomorrow Podcast and the Cosmopolitan Sexcellence award winning comedy & sex podcast, “How C*m?” which she started in order to have her first orgasm (and has now inspired thousands of people globally to have their own!).
Emily Lubin is a comedian and podcaster living in New York City. She is the co-host of Diet Starts Tomorrow by Betches Media, as well as co-host of The Hot Mess Comedy Hour podcast, and host of her own podcast, RIP Diets. Emily is extremely passionate about anti-diet nutrition, body neutrality, and the fat acceptance movement.
Where to Start
Dressing For Your Body, Not Your Body Type
When you google “dressing for your body” a lot of different things pop up, most with the goal of looking “flattering.” But wtf does “flattering” even mean? Remy and Emily unpack it all on today’s episode, which is not about dressing for your body type, but dressing FOR your body (yes, there’s a difference). They discuss a recent article about the workplace dress code post-Covid, which begs the question—what is considered distracting clothing, and why? This leads into a convo about personal uniforms, and Remy and Emily share their go-to looks. They wrap up unpacking the associations that come with the term “dressing for your body,” before working through that oh-so-relatable feeling of thinking you “could never wear” certain clothes. Empire waists, anyone? Check out our latest promo codes here: https://betches.com/promos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why Don’t We Talk About Body Image In School?
Today's ep starts with Remy’s fav platform—TikTok. She and Emily discuss some recent videos that Remy found, starting with one about the education of body image in schools (or realistically, the lack thereof). This leads into another video about how speaking negatively about your own body actually opens the door for others to doubt their bodies. Then onto yet another TikTok, which demonstrates a type of immersion therapy. Picture this: a woman is laying on the sidewalk with the purpose of getting weird looks. Remy and Emily unpack how this method could help work through insecurities, and Emily wonders—should she try it? They wrap up the Tik-talk with a vid about how Scott Disick made comments about Kourtney Kardashian’s body when they were together (big yikes there), before getting into today’s Dear DST. It’s all about those uncomfortable experiences when family members comment on your body—even when it’s supposed to be a compliment. Remy and Emily talk about the complex feelings that can arise. Check out our latest promo codes here: https://betches.com/promos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Body Talk: Emily Shares Her Personal Journ’
TW: This episode discusses restrictive eating, weight loss, and eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia. Now that we’re all good friends here, Emily is getting personal about her body journey. She and Remy preface the episode by saying that their experiences might not be the same as everyone else’s, and that recovery is a lifelong process. Then, Emily gets into her journ’. She shares how weight became a source of guilt in her life, and details how her family played a part, her experience with dieting, her time at fat camp, and how losing weight for her sister’s wedding led to an eating disorder. There is of course the emotional side to this, and they touch on the (groundbreaking) realizations that confidence is different than self esteem, and that being sensitive is absolutely a strength. Emily then shares the final (albeit current) chapter of her body story—how she found intuitive eating and movement. She and Remy wrap up by chatting about bad body image days and read some *v helpful* listener-submitted experiences about getting through them. Check out our latest promo codes here: https://betches.com/promos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Listening to Sami and Aleen is like talking with old friends. They’re super relatable and discuss subjects related to diet and wellness that I’ve had my own thoughts/questions about… I feel like my mindset around diet culture has grown and matured with them through the years. You guys are the best!
Thank you Sami and Aleen for your vulnerability in sharing on DST. Appreciate being part [of] your journey with intuitive eating. It’s very relatable and helps me get in touch with my own feelings about diet culture and other anxieties that I feel. Feels like I’m talking to two good friends!
I never thought I would come close to being on this journey of having a healthy relationship with food and my body- literally so thankful for what both Aleen and Sami bring to this anti-diet table!! Thank you ladies keep doing you!!
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Think of Jordana and Dr. Naomi as your BFF and your therapist, sitting side-by-side at the brunch table trying to help you get through your problems. Because sometimes we really need advice from people with no skin in the game. And let’s face it, your friends can’t stand to hear that story one more time.