Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 5, 2009 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say.

When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.


  

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Review: Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

User Review  - Phyllis - Goodreads

This was a weird and scary read for me because five years ago I lost a significant amount of weight, and as this book repeatedly asserts that all diets and/or lifestyle changes are doomed to fail in ... Read full review

Review: Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

User Review  - Carly - Goodreads

Yo-yo dieting causes more health problems than solutions. The vast majority (95% - not kidding, do your research) of people who lose weight on diets gain it back (and then some) in 5 years - and, yes ... Read full review

Contents

YEAH I CALLED YOU FAT
SAYS WHO?
CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION
DIETING VERSUS HAES
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ME?
EXERCISE CAN BE FUN
EATING LESS EXERCISING MORE
DID YOU SAY FUN?
AT THE RESTAURANT
MYSPACE AND OTHER SPACES
PAINTED LADIES AND OTHER PEOPLE TOO
FAT PEOPLE ARE EVERYWHEREAND SO ARE FATPOSITIVE IMAGES
READY TO WEAR VERSUS BESPOKE
VIEW A OR VIEW B?
YOU DONT NEED ANOTHER PAIR OF EARRINGS
CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET

IM STILL HUNGRY
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOURE DEPRESSED?
IM AFRAID
FINDING A FATFRIENDLY PHYSICIAN
EVERYTHING A LITTLE BIT
THE BIG REVEAL
THE INSANITY OF NUMBERS
THE FIRST RULE OF FAT CLUB
THE SETUP
YOU HAVE TO BE FINDABLE
EVEN SKINNY WOMEN GET THE BODY BLUES
FEAR AND LOATHING
GETTING OUT OF YOUR HEAD
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
WHATS YOUR PROBLEM?
WHATS YOUR TYPE?
REAL CONCERNED FRIENDS
ALL IN THE FAMILY
I DONT MEAN YOU
CONTAGIOUS
FOLLOW THE MONEY
MURDER AND ICE CREAM
ON THE BIAS
TAKE A LOOK ITS IN A BOOK
THE FATOSPHERE
THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
HIDE THE REMOTE
STRANGERS ARENT ALL THAT
ACTUALLY IT ISNT FUNNY
WHEN ITS OKAY TO HATE YOURSELF
THE DOWNWARD SPIRALNOT JUST A GREAT ALBUM
OWN YOUR BAD DAYS
THE FAT IS FINE FOR OTHER PEOPLE PHASE
THE FANTASY OF BEING THIN
PERSONAL LIMITS
GIVING UP VERSUS SETTLING
Accept That Diets Dont Work
Stop Judging Other Women
Dont Put Things Off Until Youre Thin
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