The Intersections of Diet Culture & Purity Culture | Sarah Lacour & Zach Anderson

In this episode, Nikki chats with Zach Anderson and Sarah Lacour about the commonalities between diet culture and purity culture.

They discuss:

  • How both cultures conflate diet, exercise, and weight with morality
  • The emphasis on weight loss and policing of women’s bodies in both cultures
  • How purity culture shows up in the language of fitness culture
  • How this narrative contributes to body dysmorphia, disordered eating, and eating disorders
  • Zach’s experience as a gay man who grew up in the Mormon church and now works in the nutrition and fitness space
  • Sarah’s experience growing up in the evangelical church and the work she has done to deconstruct it

Connect with Sarah:



Connect with Zach:

Instagram: @motionsustained


Connect with Nikki:

Join Kettlebells Made Simple:

Join her list for free workouts and fitness tips at

Instagram @naablevy

Purchase Results Not Typical Podcast Merch

If you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes.

You can also support the podcast by sharing it with your friends or on social media.

Leave your thought