FREE Webinar

Why Dieting Isn't The Answer:
Fighting Diet Culture In A Post-COVID World

BALANCE eating disorder treatment center™ Dietician Ximena Diz, MS, RD, CDN, is pleased to host this webinar to discuss the pressure from diet culture to lose the so-called ‘quarantine 15’. In this webinar, Ximena will discuss why responding to this pressure with a new diet is not the answer.

Monday, May 17th, 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 pm EST



Although a post-COVID “normal” world is still a ways away, diet culture is wasting no time to put the pressure on to lose the so-called ‘quarantine 15’ and to focus on preparing our bodies to be ‘ready’ for life to return to normal. Whether you struggle with an eating disorder or disordered eating or not, coping with diet culture is challenging enough without navigating a pandemic. In this webinar, BALANCE registered dietitian Ximena Diz will discuss why responding to this pressure with a new diet is not the answer and explain why the diet mentality can increase disordered behaviors.


  • Identify what diet culture is & learn how to best cope with it
  • Understand the real reason dieting does not work
  • Discover new ways to take care of yourself through Intuitive Eating
Ximena Diz


Ximena Diz, MS, RD, CDN

BALANCE Dietitian

Ximena Diz is a Registered Dietitian who works with clients to heal their relationship with food by providing individualized one-on-one nutritional counseling and meal coaching. Ximena earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from New York University before receiving her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics also from New York University.

Prior to joining BALANCE, Ximena worked at James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Bronx VA), where in addition to her clinical duties providing medical nutrition therapy, she started an Eating Behaviors clinic that provided nutrition counseling to veterans with eating disorders. She also initiated an Intuitive Eating class for veterans. Ximena is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and IFEDD (International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians).