Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

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BenBella Books, Inc., Aug 21, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 326 pages
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Fat isn’t the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem.
The solution?

Health at Every Size.

Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how.

Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals.

Updated with the latest scientific research and even more powerful messages, Health at Every Size is not a diet book, and after reading it, you will be convinced the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.
  

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User Review  - Briarthorn - LibraryThing

A wonderful book, I wish I had read it years ago. Also wish I had a bunch of copies to give to everyone I love. Read full review

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User Review  - Jami Duffy - Goodreads

This book really brings to light the cultural and economic forces behind our country's so-called "obesity epidemic." It's worth a read if you want to take charge of your own health by listening to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Deconstructing Weight
9
Were Wired to Maintain a Healthy Weight
11
Were Emotionally Starved
31
We Resist Weight Loss
43
Were Eternally Hungry
67
Were Victims of Food Politics
97
Were Victims of Fat Politics
119
Take Care of Your Hungers
187
Live Well
209
Change Your Tastes
229
Solving the Weight Problem
251
Appendix
265
Acknowledgments
287
References
291
Index
321

Health at Every Size
153
The Story Behind the Health at Every Size Program
155
Respect Yourself Body and Soul
167
About Linda Bacon PhD
326
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About the author (2013)

Linda Bacon, PhD, earned her doctorate in physiology, specializing in weight regulation, from the University of California, Davis. She also holds graduate degrees in psychology, specializing in eating disorders and body image, and exercise science, specializing in metabolism, and has professional experience as a researcher, clinical psychotherapist, exercise physiologist, and educator.

Dr. Bacon is currently an associate nutritionist at the University of California, Davis, and the lead investigator for a clinical research study that evaluates the Health at Every Size program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She is also a nutrition professor in the biology department at City College of San Francisco. Additionally, she maintains a private practice, advising individuals, health care professionals, and institutions on strategies for implementing the Health at Every Size program.

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