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Body respect : what conventional health books get wrong, leave out, and just plain fail to understand about weight / Linda Bacon, PhD and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD.

Bacon, Linda, (author.). Aphramor, Lucy, 1967- (author.).

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Summary:

"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."
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Hood River County Library 613.25 BAC 2014 (Text) 33892100759647 Adult New Books Book None 10/11/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781940363196
  • ISBN: 1940363195
  • ISBN: 9781940363431
  • ISBN: 1940363438
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 208 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Section One: Deconstructing Weight -- 1. Facts and Fiction about Fatness -- 2. Weight Regulation -- 3. Weight-Loss Realities -- Section Two: Reconstructing Respect -- 4. Health at Every Size: Personally Speaking -- 5. Health at Every Size: The Body Politic -- Section Three: Self-Care -- 6. Eating Well -- 7. Enthused to Move -- 8. Emotional Empowerment -- Section Four: Cultivating Body Respect -- 9. The Personal Journey -- 10. The Professional Journey -- Conclusion -- Body Respect Pledge -- Source Notes -- Index -- About the Authors.
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Weight loss.
Body weight > Regulation.
Self-care, Health.
Body Image.
Body Weight.
Self Care.
Weight Loss.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Healthy Living.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Weight Loss.
MEDICAL > Public Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Disease & Health Issues.
Viktminskning.
Kroppsvikt.

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