Linda Bacon

Linda Bacon

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Linda Bacon, PhD, is an internationally-recognized authority on topics related to nutrition, weight and health. A health professor and researcher, she holds graduate degrees in physiology, psychology, and exercise metabolism, with a specialty in nutrition, has conducted federally funded studies on diet and health, and is well-published in top scientific journals. Linda's advocacy for Health at Every Size® has generated a large following on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, health and nutrition listservs and specialty blogs, and the international lecture circuit.

Well known for her political and social commentary, Linda frequently guest posts on a wide variety of internet sites. Her most recent book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight, co-authored by Lucy Aphramor, a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health, has been acclaimed for changing the weight discourse world-wide. Her first book, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, called the "Bible" of the alternative health movement by Prevention Magazine and others, consistently garners laudatory reviews. Her recent Nutrition Journal article, co-authored with Lucy Aphramor, ranks as "most-highly accessed" and has been widely discussed. Bacon has a large fan following and is considered an icon in the alternative health and size acceptance communities. She is also a dynamic and compelling public speaker, consistently drawing large and enthusiastic crowds.

With a rare dual perspective combining academic expertise and clinical experience, Dr. Bacon is adept at providing a link between scientific research and practical application. This enables her to bring authority and compassion to her writing and speaking. Additionally, she is a healthy, fit and dynamic role model for the ideas she presents. Her personal difficulties with weight regulation and her experience in overcoming them provide important perspective and inspiration for her work.

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    • Health at Every Size

    • The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
    • By: Linda Bacon
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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    Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a new person.

    • By Autumn Reese on 05-11-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Body Respect

    • What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weight
    • By: Linda Bacon PhD, Lucy Aphramor PhD RD
    • Narrated by: Celeste Oliva
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies, and fatness is not a death sentence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Important lesson to all health professionals

    • By Nathalie on 02-19-19

    Regular price: $13.99

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