Health at Every Size

Author: Linda Bacon, Ph. D.
Publisher: Benbella Books
Genre: Health / Nutrition
ISBN: 978-1-933771-58-8
Pages: 326
Price: $14.95

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If you’re like many people, you feel you need to lose weight, and you’ve tried more than one diet over your lifetime. Some may have been successful–for a while–but you always return to your original weight, or higher. You’re frustrated and feel like a failure, but yet you keep trying. It’s the only way you’ll be healthy, right? “Wrong!” says Linda Bacon.

In this unexpected look at our battle with the bulge, author Linda Bacon, Ph.D. proves that weight may have very little to do with health. And in fact, studies show that those who are overweight may be healthier than people maintaining a weight society deems ideal.

Health at Every Size shows us how our diet culture is controlled by those who have a very strong economic motivation to keep us chasing a lower weight. But rather than focusing on the numbers on the scale, Bacon introduces the idea of trusting our bodies to eat what feels right, while focusing on foods that are good for us. Not calorie counting, but a common-sense approach to eating naturally according to body cues.

If you’ve finally decided it’s time to make peace with your body and love it just as it is, Health at Every Size will be a breath of fresh air. And if you haven’t, this well-written and well-documented book might just convince you.

Reviewer: Alice Berger