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.
Health at Every Size and Motivational Interviewing
Author: Ellen Glovsky
Wellness, Not Weight: Health at Every Size and Motivational Interviewing, brings a new, well rounded perspective to issues of weight, health and helping people change behavior. While many texts in the areas of health sciences and nutrition discuss specific, singular approaches to weight loss, this book is the first to address Health at Every Size (HAES), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and a non-diet, wellness approach to managing health and weight within one comprehensive text. The book is divided into three parts. Part One explores the three basic concepts of the book, the argument for a focus on wellness rather than body weight, the Health at Every Size paradigm, and Motivational Interviewing. Part Two provides more detailed background information for professionals and academics. It presents the science behind the approaches. Included articles offer clear, cogent explanations of potential risks and failures in a weight-centered approach to health, as well as discussions of the risks of a weight centered approach, including disordered eating and body image issues. This section of the book also provides information on how rigid attachment to dietary guidelines can be harmful to consumers, with a special exploration of the dangers posed to children. Part Two ends with articles exploring the need for size acceptance, teaching the concept of Health at Every Size, and the importance of teaching Health at Every Size ideas in the training of health care professionals. Part Three of the book helps health care professionals communicate a non-diet approach to clients and patients, as well as a discussion of the use of Motivational Interviewing techniques with a non-diet approach. Moving away from traditional approaches to weight loss, the included chapters discuss mindful eating, the eating competence model, practical steps for improving health, and non-dieting and spirituality. Wellness, Not Weight: Health at Every Size and Motivational Interviewing speaks to the emerging movement emphasizing wellness, not weight. Written with passion and insight, the book encourages people to nourish and exercise their bodies in healthy, loving and joyous ways. This book can be used in Health Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, and Public Health courses. It is also useful for courses in Sociology, Psychology, and Women's Studies. Ellen Glovsky, Ph.D, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the teaching faculty at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Dr. Glovsky conducts workshops and consultations on Motivational Interviewing (MI) for a variety of organizations around the US. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), the international professional organization of MI practitioners and trainers. Dr. Glovsky maintains a private practice in which she offers treatment for eating disorders and weight management.
Release on 2014-09-02 | by Linda Bacon,Lucy Aphramor
What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight
Author: Linda Bacon,Lucy Aphramor
Pubpsher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
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. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. 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. In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. 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. It’s time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity. Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. 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. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression—such as racism, homophobia, and classism—affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism. Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s time to overcome our culture’s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect.
Release on 2018-01-01 | by Debra L. Safer,Sarah Adler,Philip C. Masson
A Proven Program to Break the Cycle of Bingeing and Out-of-Control Eating
Author: Debra L. Safer,Sarah Adler,Philip C. Masson
Pubpsher: Guilford Publications
"Grounded in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this ... book offers a powerful pathway to change. Drs. Debra L. Safer, Sarah Adler, and Philip C. Masson have translated their proven treatment into an empathic self-help guide that focuses on the psychological triggers of bingeing and other types of 'stress eating.' Readers learn how to stop using food to soothe emotional pain and gain concrete skills for coping in a new and healthier way ... [featuring] pointers for building and practicing each DBT skill, mindfulness exercises, and downloadable practical tools that help readers tailor the program to their own needs"--
Release on 2018-08-29 | by Sara Rodrigues,Ela Przybylo
Author: Sara Rodrigues,Ela Przybylo
Category: Social Science
Ugliness or unsightliness is much more than a quality or property of an individual’s appearance—it has long functioned as a social category that demarcates access to social, cultural, and political spaces and capital. The editors of and authors in this collection harness intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches in order to examine ugliness as a political category that is deployed to uphold established notions of worth and entitlement. On the Politics of Ugliness identifies and challenges the harmful effects that labels and feelings of ugliness have on individuals and the socio-political order. It explores ugliness in relation to the intersectional processes of racialization, colonization and settler colonialism, gender-making, ableism, heteronormativity, and fatphobia. On the Politics of Ugliness asks that we fight against visual injustice and imagine new ways of seeing.
The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic, a "battle of the bulge" that requires drastic and immediate action. Some have predicted that, due to increasing rates of overweight and obesity, this generation will be the first to die at a younger age than their parents. Obesityhas been blamed for increasing healthcare expenditure, rising costs of airplane travel, and even global warming. How and why has obesity exploded onto the public health agenda? How does this perspective of obesity as a crisis - as well as how we assign blame and responsibility for obesity - affecthow we feel about our bodies? And how does it inform how medical professionals and the general public treat visibly fat people? Drawing on interviews, statistical analyses, and experimental studies, Abigail Saguy examines the implications of understanding fatness as a medical health risk, disease, and epidemic, and how we've come to understand the issue in these terms. Saguy argues that our current fears build upon acentury-old distaste for fat as a marker of moral failing and low social status. Economic, professional, and political incentives, she demonstrates, have also contributed to the social construction of obesity as a medical problem and as a public health crisis. She also shows how scientific debatesover the relationship between body size and health risk take place within a larger, though often invisible, debate over whether we should understand - or frame - fatness as obesity at all.From obesity to fat acceptance, Saguy examines the various frames in which the idea of fat is viewed - and most importantly acted upon - today. Controversially, she argues that public discussions of the obesity crisis are actually creating the phenomenon that they claim to be dispassionatelyexploring. From the categories we use to discuss overweight and obesity, to the way we frame the crisis, we are literally making ourselves fat. Finally, What's Wrong with Fat? reveals the collateral damage - including the intensification of negative body image and justification of weight-baseddiscrimination - of the war on fat.
Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating
Author: Christy Harrison
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
A how-to guide to reclaiming your time, money, health and happiness in our toxic diet culture. In Anti-Diet, Christy Harrison takes on diet culture and the multi-billion-pound industries that profit from it, exposing all the ways it robs people of their time, money, health and happiness. It will turn what you think you know about health and wellness upside down, as Harrison explores the history of diet culture, how it's infiltrated the health and wellness world, how to recognise it in all its sneaky forms, and how letting go of efforts to lose weight or eat 'perfectly' actually helps to improve people's health - no matter their size. Drawing on scientific research, personal experience and stories from patients and colleagues, Anti-Diet provides a radical alternative to diet culture, and helps readers reclaim their bodies, minds, and lives so they can focus on the things that truly matter. 'Please read this book! Anti-Diet is the book to end all diet books, and will be a game changer for so many people. Christy is an expert on this subject and leaves no stone unturned in exposing how insidious and harmful diet culture is - and teaching readers how to opt-out of the madness.' - Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet 'A huge burden has been lifted: I no longer have to revise my first book to reflect current understanding! Christy Harrison beat me to it. I'm blown away by how good Anti-Diet is. Using a social justice lens, well-researched and smart science, captivating storytelling, and practical advice, this book will help you reclaim your life from the throttle of diet culture.' - Linda Bacon, author of Health at Every Size, co-author of Body Respect 'Most diet and wellness books claim to address mind, body, and spirit, but in fact they are just about body. Thank goodness for Christy Harrison, whose empathetic book reveals oppressive diet culture for what it truly is, and offers a genuinely holistic alternative.' - Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie
Release on 2015-12-22 | by Lee Monaghan,Rachel Colls,Bethan Evans
Research, Critique and Interventions
Author: Lee Monaghan,Rachel Colls,Bethan Evans
Category: Health & Fitness
There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ‘obesity time-bomb’ are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is fundamentally unhealthy and damaging to national economies. With contributions from the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia, this book offers alternative critical perspectives on this alleged public health crisis which were, in part, developed through an Economic and Social Research Council seminar series on Fat Studies and Health at Every Size (HAES). Written by scholars from a range of disciplines and the health professions, themes include: an interrogation of statistical procedures used to construct the obesity epidemic, overweight and obesity as cultural signifiers for Type 2 diabetes, understandings of healthy eating and healthy weight in a ‘problem’ population, gendered expectations on men and women to lose weight, the visual representation of obesity, tensions when researching (anti-)fatness, critical dietitians’ engagement with HAES, alternative ways of promoting physical activity, and representations of obesity in the media. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Public Health.
Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health
Author: Paul Campos
Category: Health & Fitness
Is your weight hazardous to your health? According to public-health authorities, 65 percent of us are overweight. Every day, we are bombarded with dire warnings about America’s "obesity epidemic." Close to half of the adult population is dieting, obsessed with achieving an arbitrary "ideal weight." Yet studies show that a moderately active larger person is likely to be far healthier (and to live longer) than someone who is thin but sedentary. And contrary to what the fifty-billion-dollar-per-year weight-loss industry would have us believe medical science has not yet come up with a way to make people thin. After years spent scrutinizing medical studies and interviewing leading doctors, scientists, eating- disorder specialists, and psychiatrists, Professor Paul Campos is here to lead the backlash against weight hysteria—and to show that we can safeguard our health without obsessing about the numbers on the scale. But The Obesity Myth is not just a compelling argument, grounded in the latest scientific research; it’s also a provocative, wry exposé of the culture that feeds on our self-defeating war on fat. Campos will show: How the nation’s most prestigious and trusted media sources consistently misinform the public about obesity What the movie industry’s love affair with the "fat suit" tells us about the relationship between racial- and body-based prejudice in America How the skinny elite—with their "supersized" lifestyles and gas-guzzling SUVs—project their anxieties about overconsumption on the poorer and heavier underclass How weight-loss mania fueled the impeachment of Bill Clinton In this paradigm-busting read, Professor Campos challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the medical, political, and cultural meaning of weight and brings a rational and compelling new voice to America’s increasingly irrational weight debate.
The classic bestseller about rejecting diet mentality. Now revised and updated for the intuitive eaters of today. Since it was first published in 1995, Intuitive Eating has become the go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food. It shows us that the problem is not us; it's that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies. Written by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., and Elyse Resch--two prominent nutritionists who are the originators of this movement--Intuitive Eating: 4th Edition will teach you: • How to reject diet mentality forever • How to find satisfaction in your eating • How to feel your feelings with kindness • How to honor hunger and feel fullness • How to follow the ten principles of Intuitive Eating • How to achieve a new and safe relationship with food and, ultimately, your body • How to raise an intuitive eater • The incredible science behind intuitive eating • How eating disorders can be healed through Intuitive Eating This revised edition is entirely updated throughout. It includes new material on diet culture, weight stigma, and baby-led weaning. These expansions will help readers properly integrate intuitive eating into their daily lives and make peace with food.