By: Stephanie Stahl
Published by: CBS Philadelphia
Renewed warnings about a toxic dieting trend that’s all over some social media platforms. Almond mom is code for potentially dangerous dieting.
It started on reality TV and has trended on TikTok. Experts call this unhealthy eating advice from celebrities.
One mom suggested an almond to quell hunger. Tiktoks with the hasthag #almondmom have almost 360 million views.
“The term almond mom is used to describe parents whose beliefs and behaviors are deeply rooted in diet culture,” Diana Winderman said.
Winderman with The Renfrew Center for eating disorders says conversations about restrictive eating can be harmful with it comes unintentionally from celebrities or parents.
“These behaviors are really serious and it can be hard to break that cycle without help,” Winderman said.
“I think it’s scary,” Danielle Reitinger said.
Reitinger was treated at Renfrew for an eating disorder.
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