A Comparison of Body & Eating Difficulties - East to West

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode, Han is joined by Sean Saw Jun Kyle. Sean has personal experience of difficulties with food and body image and joins Han in this episode to explore the differences between western and Asian culture, and how this may contribute to the development of difficulties with eating and body image.

In this week's episode, we discuss:

  • Sean's experience of growing up in Singapore, and how the conversations around mental health differ from his experience in the UK.

  • The difference in calorie counting and diet culture in Singapore compared to the UK.

  • Sean's experience of force-feeding as a young Dragon Boat and canoeing national athlete, and the nutritional support he received.

  • The normalisation of gym culture Sean was exposed to whilst growing up.

  • The comments ... 

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