Health at Every Size

The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Narrated by: Emily Durante
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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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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Yay for obesity!! Wait what???

Soooo not what I was expecting...the first couple chapters were good, and what I was expecting. Yes you can be healthy at any size but obesity IS NOT healthy for most people. Then she started with talking obese people living longer and are more healthy....yeah okay, tell that to my joints and my knees that hurt because there is too much wait on them.
I got through chapter 7 and called it quits. Thankfully Audible has a return option.

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Lots of good information but poorly organized

I felt like the book jumped topics a lot or would repeat statements but so much good information that i don't want to discourage people from reading it

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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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Must read!

Have to read this book, dissects our views on health and fat. Really good!! If you listen - can reshape the way you are thinking about yourself!!

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Great summary of the issues

I have been studying this topic for over 30 years. The author does a wonderful job of pulling a vast majority of the information on the subject in an easy to understand and flowing manner.

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Everyone should read or listen!

This book is so eye opening to world of weight. It brings to light so many falsities in the diet/ weight loss industry. I recommend that everyone read this book, especially health care workers. Even if you don't struggle with weight issues, it will help you understand your body.