Goodreads Synopsis: 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. Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, PhD, presents a well-researched, healthy-living manual that debunks the weight myths and translates the latest science into practical advice to help readers forever end their battle with weight.
While I didn’t find this book quite as helpful as I wanted it to be, I’m still glad that I read it and would recommend it to other people.
I don’t have a lot to say about this book, I think it would be better for other people to read it and see if it would help them. I will say that I learned a lot about the United States’ food practices that were disturbing, though not surprising. This book helped me in two ways: it helped me to look at the type of food I was buying and it helped me to realize that I didn’t always know when I was hungry or just anxious. So I have been able to change a few things about my eating and shopping habits.
I feel like this book was repetitive, could have been shorter and more to the point. Mostly I guess I just wasn’t the authors target audience. I’ve never done diets, I cook most of my food from scratch and don’t really have problems with junk food. I wanted a more concrete book on healthy eating because I do eat when I’m emotional, and I wanted a better idea of if my body is at a healthy point or not because I’m gearing up to try and get pregnant. Maybe I would be better off reading a book for women trying to get pregnant, but I’m afraid of reading a super fat-phobic book.
If anyone has recommendations let me know! I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads.