Resources

Books

If Not Dieting, Then What?  Dr Rick Kausman

Intuitive Eating.  Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA

The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating.  Judith Matz, LCSW and Ellen Frankel, LCSW

Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond.  Amy Pershing with Chevise Turner

Anti-Diet: Reclaim your time, well-being and happiness through intuitive eating.  Christy Harrison.

Embody: Learning to Love your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice).  Connie Sobczak 

The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks.  Thomas Cash

When Women Stop Hating their Bodies:  Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight obsession.  Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

Body Positive Power:  How to Stop Dieting, Make Peace with Your Body and Live.  Megan Jayne Crabbe (aka @bodyposipanda)

Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit dieting and declare a truce with your body.  Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby

Body of Truth:  How Science, History and Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight - and What We Can Do about It.  Harriet Brown (author of Brave Girl Eating)

Fat is a Feminist Issue.  Susie Orbach.

Bodies.  Susie Orbach.

Health at Every Size.  Linda Bacon, PhD

Body Respect: What conventional health books get wrong, leave out and fail to understand about weight.  Linda Bacon, PhD and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience.  Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

Sick Enough: A guide to the medical complications of eating disorders. Jennifer Gaudiani MD

The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling and Start Living.  Dr Russ Harris, MD

 

Video

What is Beauty? (Anna Ginsberg) Essential viewing - demonstrates how beauty standards for women have changed over time

Poodle Science (ASDAH) This short animation perfectly illustrates the problems with the assumptions that underly the "science" of weight and health

The Power of Vulnerability (Brene Brown)

Listening to Shame (Brene Brown)

 

Podcasts

Food Psych (Christy Harrison)

Love, Food (Julie Dillon)

Recovery Warriors (Resources for Eating Disorder Recovery)

The Mindful Dietitian (Fiona Sutherland)

Life Unrestricted (Meret Boxler)

Every Body (Daria Matza)

 

Research and Articles

Covid-19 Does Not Discriminate by Body Weight - Thank you Christy Harrison

 

14 Things Your Loved One with an Eating Disorder Wants You to Know (But Is Afraid to Tell You) - an article by Lisette Hoscheck that might help a loved one understand

The Weight of the Evidence: It’s Time to Stop Telling Fat People to Become Thin - an article by Harriet Brown that discusses the evidence that diets damage our health

Everything You Know About 'Obesity' Is Wrong - an article by Michael Hobbes that explores how the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence about weight and health

How We've Come to Believe That Overeating Causes 'Obesity' - an article by Sandy Szwarc that explores the science behind overeating

The 'Obesity' Paradox: Scientists Now Think That Being Overweight Can Protect Your Health - an article by Harriet Brown that challenges the myth that thin equals healthy

Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift - a scientific paper evaluating the evidence for shifting the focus of health care from weight to HAES

Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Mortality - a scientific paper exploring the association between health behaviours and decreased mortality risk, regardless of weight

Reject Diet Mentality - an article by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD that shows how dieting leads to weight gain

The Starvation Study That Changed the World - an article by Kelsey Miller discussing the famous Minnesota Starvation Experiment

Wanting to Lose Weight Isn’t Shameful - an article by Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC that unpacks the hard work of body acceptance

How Do I Deal With My Fear of Gaining Weight and Embrace Body Positivity? - a blog with some helpful strategies

What To Say To Kids About Sugar - an article that explores how 'good' and 'bad' food messaging impacts kids

Rethinking Food Addiction - an article that unpacks myths around 'food addiction'

Health at Every Size Website - a link to the HAES community

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) - International not-for-profit HAES organisation

Breathe, Exhale, Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing - an article by Leslie Alderman exploring the benefits of breathing practices