Books

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

by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor

This presents the principles of HAES practice as it bridges both self-care and social justice issues, offering insight on how poverty and oppression can influence health, in contrast to Linda Bacon’s book below, which concentrates on the biomedical perspective.

baconHealth at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
by Linda Bacon

A thorough book that covers intuitive eating, enjoyable moment and size acceptance and includes the science supporting this shift in focus from weight-management to health-gain.

myth
The Diet Myth: Why America’s Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health
by Paul Campos

This book discusses the strength of the science evidence concerning weight and health, showing that the evidence for panicking about the so-called “obesity epidemic” is much less than the media like to portray.

lessons
Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: quit dieting and declare a truce with your body
by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby

This is a collection of thoughts from fat acceptance bloggers, mainly Kate Harding at Shapely Prose and Marianne Kirby at The Rotund, concerning the relationship between fat and health. It is solidly pro-fat-acceptance and pro-body-acceptance and pro-HAES.

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