Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

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BenBella Books, 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  - AdrienneJS - LibraryThing

The book has some good information, backed by research, about it is better to focus on health than on dieting, and provides a lot of good ways to do that. Unfortunately, the author spent way too much ... Read full review

Solid facts good message.

User Review  - rcal -

This book backs up its claims with scientific fact and honestly approaches the dysfunctional relationship many of us have with our weight selfesteem and selfcontrol. More people should read it. Read full review

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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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