The Hungry Girl Podcast

Episode 12: The Cult of Fitfam

July 28, 2020

This episode explores how the concept of the bikini body ideal leads to a single-minded pursuit that resembles the behaviour and mindset of a religious cult. Competition preparation involves ritualistic patterns of disorderly eating, rules, methods of reward and punishment, and isolation from those outside the fitness community. This community is known as ‘fitfam.’

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