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

TarcherPerigee #ad - 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.

In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, including: accepting that diets don't work, not judging other women, finding body-positive doctors, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, practicing intuitive eating, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.

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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.


Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

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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. Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem.

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Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

BenBella Books #ad - Lucy aphramor’s body respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality—not the numbers on a scale.

Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You’ve heard it before: there’s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we’re in trouble. Popular methods for weight loss don’t get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can’t match unattainable body standards.

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In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, exercise program, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being.


The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace. Kimberlé crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and executive director, to deepen our literacy, African American Policy Forum "Taylor invites us to break up with shame, and to liberate our practice of celebrating every body and never apologizing for this body that is mine and takes care of me so well.

Alicia garza, cocreator of the black lives matter global Network and Strategy + Partnerships Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance"Her manifesto on radical self-love is life altering--required reading for anyone who struggles with body image. Claire foster, foreword reviewHumans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies.

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love #ad - World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. Used book in Good Condition. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.

As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. The body is not an apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems.


Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating

Little, Brown Spark #ad - In anti-diet, health, exposing all the ways it robs people of their time, money, Christy Harrison takes on diet culture and the multi-billion-dollar industries that profit from it, and happiness. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years. Reclaim your time, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, health, money, and host of the "Food Psych" podcast.

68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. It masquerades as health, and fitness, and for some, wellness, it is all-consuming. It will turn what you think you know about health and wellness upside down, how it's infiltrated the health and wellness world, how to recognize it in all its sneaky forms, as Harrison explores the history of diet culture, and how letting go of efforts to lose weight or eat "perfectly" actually helps to improve people's health -- no matter their size.

Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on scientific research, anti-diet provides a radical alternative to diet culture, minds, and stories from patients and colleagues, and helps readers reclaim their bodies, personal experience, and lives so they can focus on the things that truly matter. If dieting is so clearly ineffective, a system of beliefs that equates thinness to health and moral virtue, promotes weight loss as a means of attaining higher status, why are we so obsessed with it?The culprit is diet culture, and demonizes certain ways of eating while elevating others.

And as many as 66% of people who embark on weight-loss efforts end up gaining more weight than they lost.


The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

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Harper Perennial. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty. Used book in Good Condition. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before.


FAT!SO? : Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size

Ten Speed Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Fat!so? weighs in with a more attractive alternative: feeling good about yourself at any weight—and having the style and attitude to back it up. Fat? chunky? less than svelte? so what! in this hilarious and eye-opening book, fat and proud activist/zinester Marilyn Wann takes on Americas' biggest fear—worse than the fear of public speaking or nuclear weapons—our fear of fat.

Statistics tell us that about a third of Americans are fat, fat or thin, and common sense adds that just about everyone, male or female, has worried about their appearance. Internationally recognized as a fat-positive spokesperson, healthy, Wann has learned that you can be absolutely happy, and successful.

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Just Eat It: How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food

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Laura was the nutrition consultant for the bBC1 documentary 'Mind Over Marathon' where she supported people suffering with mental health problems train for the 2017 London Marathon. Book description: the straight-talking guide to Intuitive Eating: how to develop a healthy, trusting relationship with food and your body.

Having had her own strained and weird relationship with food, she now helps her clients build a healthy relationship with food by helping them tune into their own innate hunger and satiety cues and disconnect from diet tools like meal plans and calorie trackers using a process called intuitive eating, together with other non-diet approaches.

Just Eat It: How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food #ad - In 2016 laura launched don't salt my game - a podcast that calls out diet trends and myths - to tell you what you really need to know to stay on top of your game. She really is blazing the trail in the new nutrition conversation. It's about trusting your appetite - something that shouldn't be radical, yet something many women including myself see as a hugely daunting task.

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Hachette Books #ad - Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible--like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you--writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, and then the world, that fat people have value; to her accidental activism and never-ending battle royale with Internet trolls, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand-up comedians over rape jokes; to her struggle to convince herself, Lindy narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrhea.

. Hachette. Shrill provocatively dissects what it means to become self-aware the hard way, to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps. With inimitable good humor, loneliness, lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, harassment, and loss, and how to weather hatred, vulnerability, and boundless charm, and walk away laughing.

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The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook

New Harbinger Publications #ad - Hachette. You can enjoy food again—you just need to pay attention to your body’s natural hunger cues. New harbinger. Used book in Good Condition. Structured around the ten principles of intuitive eating, the mindful approach in this workbook encourages you to abandon unhealthy weight control behaviors, develop positive body image, and—most importantly—stop feeling distressed around food!You were born with all the wisdom you need for eating intuitively.

. If you are ready to throw in your hat and give up on dieting for good, take heart. Do you use food to comfort yourself during stressful times? The Intuitive Eating Workbook offers a comprehensive, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and body.

Have you tried fad diet after fad diet, only to gain weight back? maybe you’ve tried the protein diet only to move on to vegetables only? Raw almonds and coconut water every forty-five minutes instead of big meals? Or perhaps you’ve tried counting calories, but the numbers on the scale still don’t add up.

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The Fat Studies Reader

NYU Press #ad - New harbinger. The fat studies reader is a milestone achievement, bringing together fifty-three diverse voices to explore a wide range of topics related to body weight. Used book in Good Condition. This burgeoning movement, artists, known as fat studies, as well as activists, includes scholars from every field, and intellectuals.

Hachette. And we have seen the movies—their obvious lack of large leading actors silently speaking volumes. Used book in Good Condition. But is this national obsession with weight and thinness good for us? or is it just another form of prejudice—one with especially dire consequences for many already disenfranchised groups?For decades a growing cadre of scholars has been examining the role of body weight in society, critiquing the underlying assumptions, prejudices, and effects of how people perceive and relate to fatness.

The Fat Studies Reader #ad - Harper Perennial. From the historical construction of fatness to public health policy, from job discrimination to social class disparities, from chick-lit to airline seats, this collection covers it all. Edited by two leaders in the field, an in-depth examination of the movement’s fundamental concerns, The Fat Studies Reader is an invaluable resource that provides a historical overview of fat studies, and an up-to-date look at its innovative research.

Winner of the 2010 distinguished publication award from the association for women in psychologywinner of the 2010 Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women’s Studies from the Popular Culture AssociationWe have all seen the segments on television news shows: A fat person walking on the sidewalk, her face out of frame so she can't be identified, as some disconcerting findings about the "obesity epidemic" stalking the nation are read by a disembodied voice.

From the government, news media, health industry, diet industry, and popular culture we hear that we should all be focused on our weight.