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10 thoughts on “Health at Every Size The Surprising Truth about Your Weight

  1. says:

    First I want to say that this book is a must read for anyone who is overweight and has ever wished they were thinner Even if I felt the book was flawed in a few ways I think it's still incredibly valuableThere's a whole movement started by the book and it's a really empowering wonderful thingEssentially the point of this b

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    This book was not written by a medical doctor I also find the name Bacon to be deliciously ironicIt's easy to be impressed by someone who says 'I have a PhD' but keep in mind that a PhD is NOT the same as a MD Not only that but Bacon's degree is in physiology not medicine and she as of 2020 is an associate nutritionist at the same college she got her degree from University of CaliforniaCalling oneself is a nutritionist

  3. says:

    Holy moley I wish I'd read this book when I was fifteen My entire life would have been changed with this knowledge and possibly that of several members of my familyIf you have any issues regarding your weight or self image or if anyone you love has those issues do not walk but RUN to get your hands on this bookT

  4. says:

    This is an excellent book that explains why diets don't work and THANK GOODNESS finally shifts the blame from the dieter to the diet

  5. says:

    If you have ever gone on a diet even a healthy eating plan if you have ever looked at your body and thought you were fat if you ever have wished you were thin if you have ever counted a calorie you must read this book If you

  6. says:

    I have been learning about Health at Every Size and the Fat Acceptance movement and am thus trying to read it's canon of literature The basic idea is that dieting and self loathing are eually bad for you and one can take better care of oneself by eating and exercising in ways that feel good This book and others like it are making me of a feminist and compassionate to the bodies of others and to my own body

  7. says:

    It's flawed in parts but I got a lot out of this book overall The core messages of this book are solid and timely; Listen to your body and eat real food that makes you feel good Starving yourself to be thinner ends in weight gain for most of us and a raising of your set point weight so don’t do it Move in ways that make you feel good without worrying about burning calories Don’t pay attention to super skinny ideals or weigh

  8. says:

    I have mixed feelings after reading Health at Every Size I have struggled for over 3 decades with eating disorders and even when my weight has been well within normal ranges ie a healthy BMI I have still felt press

  9. says:

    I struggled with this book and not because it was badly written the author has a readable non academic style of writing I suppose because its main premise is so far from what I've believed all my life I found it rather difficult to accept While I agree with the author's view that it is counterproductive to berate oneself

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    There aren’t a lot of books I would recommend to absolutely everyone If you have ever struggled with dieting felt shame about your body weight or feel like you need to lose weight you should read this book If you have ever looked at someone fat and found yourself judging their weight tried to give friends or patients advice like

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characters Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Linda Bacon

Fat isn't the problem Dieting is the problem Every Size Kindle #210 A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem A m. Holy moley I wish I d read this book when I was fifteen My entire life would have been changed with this knowledge and possibly that of several members of my familyIf you have any issues regarding your weight or self image or if anyone you love has those issues do not walk but RUN to get your hands on this bookThe research presented will knock your socks off and change your understanding of how your body works to protect and support you The down side is that you will forever be suspicious of any government or industry experts which is probably a very healthy thing

review Health at Every Size The Surprising Truth about Your Weight

Health at Every Size The Surprising Truth about Your Weight

Edical establishment that euates thin with healthy is the problem Health at Every Size The Surprising Truth About Your Weight Health at ePUB #10003 by Linda Bacon PhD presents a. I have been learning about Health at Every Size and the Fat Acceptance movement and am thus trying to read it s canon of literature The basic idea is that dieting and self loathing are eually bad for you and one can take better care of oneself by eating and exercising in ways that feel good This book and others like it are making me of a feminist and compassionate to the bodies of others and to my own body

characters Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Linda Bacon

Well researched healthy living manual that debunks the weight myths and translates the latest science into practical advice to help readers forever end their battle with weight. It s flawed in parts but I got a lot out of this book overall The core messages of this book are solid and timely Listen to your body and eat real food that makes you feel good Starving yourself to be thinner ends in weight gain for most of us and a raising of your set point weight so don t do it Move in ways that make you feel good without worrying about burning calories Don t pay attention to super skinny ideals or weight loss diet hype and just do what works for you and makes you feel healthiest Skinniness is not the same as healthiness and it is the latter which is most important The writing of the book seemed clumsy at times I feel the main points could have been put simply and that some of the text was too long and meandering in getting to a point The parts on accepting and finding your set point weight were uite good One of the strongest parts of the book was the letters at the back of the book which were to give to family to let them know it d be great if they made no positive or negative comments about your size changing because you re focusing on health and not mere weight change A letter for doctors was also includedThere are also some not so good parts of this book I feel this book would have been a lot stronger if the sections on nutrition were omitted entirely and the book just made the points about health being important than weight clearly and powerfully The author should focus on the topic she really knows a lot aboutThe nutrition information in this book really is bad It s basically a description of the food pyramid 30% of calories from fat is talked about as way too much fat this despite the fact lipid experts such as Mary Enig PhD say that for some of us 30% is nowhere near enough dietary fat 10% of calories from protein is said to be too high a protein intake So what you re left with is a diet that is probably 70% or carbohydrate That is a level many of us just cannot cope with and which makes us feel constantly starving hungry ill and weak even after meals Not to mention making us gain weight like crazy even if we re putting everything we have into eating in a healthy way For some of us eating beans counts as a hungry making starch food not a protein food Not telling readers that some people just can t cope with high carb diets and are not suited to them sets them up for failure following the HAES plan and then blaming themselves for it The same is true for people with food allergies to common foods such as grains and soy Eating foods you are allergic to makes you crave them it is one of the symptoms The concept of eating the same old junk but in moderation just doesn t work for many of us It sets us up to failThe message to enjoy junk foods and other not so healthy common foods in moderation is problematic Some of us physically can t eat these foods in moderation that is the whole problem They do things to our bodies which shut off our bodies natural satiety signals and make us feel unwell afterwards too or constantly unwell if we eat them often enough This subject is tackled brilliantly in the book A Life Unburdened I highly recommend it It also explains why saturated fat is a healthy food that is good for you along with cholesterol containing foods It is the new fangled unnatural fats which don t suit us not the ones we have been eating for tens of thousands of years such as animal fatThere is so much wrong information in the nutritional chapters but it s also very badly written and constantly contradicts itself The research uality is poor The author says we have virtually the same genes today as our Paleolithic ancestors had so we will do best eating the same diet they did a diet which gave animal foods very special importance Then she says that because of industrial meat farming practices the best way to emulate a Paleo diet today is to eat a diet of mostly plants with meat there as a condiment only or avoided entirely because everyone knows meat and animal fat is unhealthy UmmmwhatHigh fibre highly processed breakfast cereals are super healthy and so are highly processed foods such as tofu says the author The huge problems with soy as a staple food as explained in books like The Whole Soy Story are never mentioned The problems with anti nutrients in whole grains are never mentioned as of course are the ways to soak and otherwise prepare grains to reduce them The book repeats lots of myths about fibre and omits information that explains that for some of us a lower fibre diet and fibre from vegetables and fruits only and not grains suits us best No amount of fibre in your diet will make your meals satisfying to you if you aren t eating enough fat in your diet or protein Accurate information on eating what our ancestors ate and the foods our genes are best suited to is in books such as Primal Body Primal Mind I m not convinced by the thrify gene theory this book puts so much importance in A few good books such as Good Calories Bad Calories have done a great job debunking this myth far convincingly Seeing how ignorant and misled the author was on basic nutrition theory it also made it hard to have much faith in the uality of some of the novel ideas on body chemistry and weight regulation put forth in this bookAt the end of one of the nutrition chapters the author says that if in doubt eat food that is as whole as possible and as minimally messed with as possible That should have been the entire nutrition section really Eating what makes you feel good makes sense but doing so when guided by a bit of basic nutrition knowledge is essential too especially if you have any health or nutrition issues It helps you better understand the messages your body is trying to send youI give the sections on focusing on health and not the scales 45 out of 5 I give the nutrition section 1 out of 5 so have settled on a 3 star rating overall I d love to see an updated edition of this book that was much shorter and sharper and that omitted all nutrition information I d buy several copies for friends and family But right now I couldn t give anyone a book with such problematic nutrition information in itJodi Bassett The Hummingbirds Foundation for ME HFME and Health Healing Hummingbirds HHH