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Fat isn't the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn't match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates "thin" with "healthy" is the problem.

The solution? The Health at Every Size program. Tune in to your body's expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now - and this book will show you how.

Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals.

Updated with the latest scientific research and even more powerful messages, Health at Every Size is not a diet book, and after finishing it, you will be convinced the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Linda Bacon, PhD; additional materials copyright 2010 by Linda Bacon, PhD (P)2016 Tantor

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I'm a new person.

I'll never see my weight the same way again. I let this book sit on the Shelf for over a year. I sure wish I had not done that. I will honestly never be the same. I can now leave the shackles of diet behind and start treating my body with respect. Eating more vegetables and fruits exercising more and throwing that damn scale out the f****** window. I've wasted too much time . I plan to actually live the rest of my life. This was a great 40th birthday gift.

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Every woman should read this book

The idea that weight causes a whole host of health related problems is so engrained in our belief as a society that it's almost unimaginable to believe it may not actually be true at all. Linda Bacon provides a compelling argument for us all to embrace the Health at Every Size movement and start loving our bodies as they are rather than fight against them day in and day out. Once we give up the fight we might find that we settle into a far more comfortable place both physically and mentally. This really is a must read if we want to start changing our culture's perception of body weight and health.

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Eye-opening, mind-expanding!

Listen to the whole thing. Refrain from judgement until you hear the entire concept. I have been blaming myself all these years. I’m having to retrain my thought patterns.

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5 stars all the way

Incredibly enlightening, informative, helpful, and powerful!! I think everyone deserves to read this and gain the empowering knowledge that she has provided.

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Lifesaving Information

My doctor recommended this book. It has been a great resource for me and my family. We are moving more, enjoying healthy meals together. This book was a real eye opener. Five stars!

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Perfect!

I enjoyed that everything she mentioned in her book that was "unconventional" was backed up by science!!! Weight does not measure health!!

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buy the hard copy

love the book but buy the hard copy. the speaker is very boring to listen to

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Not evidence-based

If you are looking for evidence-based advise about health and obesity, this isn't the book for you. In this book, you will find numerous distortions about the science of body weight regulation and health and disease viewed through the lense of eating disorders. Weight gain really is a problem that does increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis, obstrutive sleep apnea, etc. The negative impact of obesity on health is based on scientific evidence not a conspiracy theory. The "Health at Every Size" approach to diet and health lacks emperical evidence and should not be viewed as a means to treat someone with obesity who very often have underlying metaoblic disease.

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This book changed my life. It changed my relationship with my body completely. Could not recommend more highly.

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I love this so much! I wish that Linda were narrating, but other than that I got so much out of this book and I will definitely be listening and re-listening in the future. Thank you so much for this!

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Just really obvious

Didn’t learn anything new here…if you have any inkling about diet culture, this just expands it to fill a space…