Regardless of your view on fat and health, the authors clearly demonstrate how the self hatred marketed as "individual responsibility" by most diet and fitness firms has achieved the opposite of its supposed goals - and how compassionate, community-centred care by medical practitioners can shift the paradigm. Great stuff. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Body Respect is a must-read book for anyone interested in the complex and timely topic of weight." The diet culture we have all been raised in would leave many to believe this book is "radical" and "nonsense" simply because it is widely accepted.

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.

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Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. Really interesting stuff. This book should be required reading for anyone in the medical care world, anyone who is a parent, and honestly- ANYONE who struggles with navigating their relationship with food and self image. Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand…. DE 2014. Essential information the diet industry/medical profession ignores, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 1, 2020.

My life is forever changed. 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. 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. Bacon (Health at Every Size) and dietician Aphramor team up to "champion a paradigm shift from weight to respect" in this passionately argued book. Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.

I'm supposed to feel sorry for all of the fat people because of their life's condition. Unable to add item to List. You may have sensed for a while that conventional health books aren’t getting the story right or are ignoring new understandings of metabolism, disease, exercise, and nutrition. 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. Download Excerpts and Supportive Materials. BODY INSECURITY IS RAMPANT. BenBella Books; 1st edition (September 2, 2014), Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2019. 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. 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. I can't think of another area of medicine that is based more on mythology than it is on science! While some readers may be initially skeptical, this examination of dieting myths and facts is well reasoned and well documented. It would have gotten 5 stars if there were more about the 'How' of various activities instead of just 'this is what to do'. On a personal level, as someone that spent years dieting, this has given me some peace of mind and more of an ability to treat myself with compassion; the main take-away point for me being that self-care and understanding is an infinitely more successful route to well-being/good health than a prescription of weight-loss. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech.

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Bacon and Aphramor are interested in making sure that we all are aware of the ... Read full review, Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Body Respect is a ground-breaking, dogma-busting book that --Christopher Kennedy Lawford, New York Times bestselling author and former UN Goodwill Ambassador for Drug Treatment and Care "Linda and Lucy have written the rare self-help book that places the personal decisions about how to care for ourselves in the larger context of the world's unequal opportunities, judgment, and bias. Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor have given us just that. Her first book, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight was called the “Bible” of the alternative health movement by Prevention Magazine.

Something went wrong. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating. Linda’s advocacy for Health at Every Size® has generated a large following on social media, health and nutrition listservs and specialty blogs, and the international lecture circuit. What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight.