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The growing movement of people looking for fat acceptance

Dr Linda Bacon is the author of ‘Health at every size’ and says that being thin seems to be a cultural obsession.

Inspiring change and a better world…

Dr. Linda Bacon, a professor, researcher, and the author of the groundbreaking books, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About your Weight, and Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, is changing lives through her teaching, research, writing, and transformative workshops and seminars. Bacon combines academic expertise and compassionate clinical experience to bring together scientific research and practical application. She shifts the focus from WEIGHT to WELL-BEING, giving doctors, dietitians, therapists, and people of all shapes the tools for achieving better fitness, health and even happiness – all without dieting.Participants call the HAES training workshops conducted by Linda “life-changing,” giving professionals and others confidence to deliver the HAES health message. (Read their comments.) Linda co-authored with Dr. Lucy Aphramor the groundbreaking peer-reviewed study, Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift, that has up-ended conventional thinking in weight-loss research. Their newly released book, Body Respect, is a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health.

Dr. Bacon’s multi-disciplinary training includes graduate degrees in physiology (specializing in nutrition), psychology, and exercise science. She is committed to furthering social justice and education about the scientific evidence that underlies our understanding of weight.

  1. 7/3/13: Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Are You Spiritually Fat?,by Marc David.
  2. What you’ll find is a growing movement and a body of research that is quite clear and unequivocal around the following conclusion: other than intense extremes, humans can be quite healthy at just about any size or weight. One can be overweight and be healthy and long-lived. One can have the “perfect” size, shape, and weight and be unwell or dis-eased. An amazing woman, Dr. Linda Bacon, wrote a brilliant book with this very title – Health at Every Size – that details the compelling and unmistakable research that bears this out.”

  1. August, 2011, Prevention Magazine: The End of Dieting, Marjorie Ingall.

“According to Linda Bacon, PhD, associate nutritionist at the University of California, Davis, nutrition professor at City College of San Francisco, and author of Health at Every Size (the bible of the HAES movement), many studies suggest that yo-yo dieting itself increases the risk of high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and high blood cholesterol. Studies also show that a vast majority of dieting ends up being yo-yo dieting: Up to two-thirds of people who lose weight regain it within 1 year, and nearly all the rest regain it within 5 years.”

Read more: http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/weight-loss-how-lose-weight-without-dieting?page=3#ixzz2LlfYHsmg

  1. 5/27/14, SBS The Feed (Australian tv): Fat pride: The growing movement of people looking for fat acceptance, by Mike Clay andNick McDougall

Dr Linda Bacon is the author of ‘Health at every size’ and says that being thin seems to be a cultural obsession.

She says people should embrace the bodies they have and not try to fit into a social ideal of being skinny.

“We hear in the news all the time about an obesity epidemic and how people are dying of obesity,” says Dr Bacon. “It’s just not true. What is true is that people are heavier than they used to be but what’s also true is that we’re living longer than ever before.”

“There are many reasons for why someone might be living in a fat body… for some people that’s just genetics… to try to judge somebody by their weight will give you a lot of misinformation.”