On Nutrition: Health at every size

Happy Monday! And happy Bastille Day! If you have yet to peruse my On Nutrition column in yesterday’s Seattle Times, “Lighten up, dieters! Focus on health, not weight,” please check it out. I only do interviews for my columns on occasion, and for this one I interviewed Linda Bacon, PhD, and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD, who are deeply knowledgeable, ardent advocates for the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement.

My interview with Linda and Lucy yielded about five times as much information as I could use in my column, so I will be turning their additional insights into four blog posts this week:

If you would like to continue exploring HAES for yourself, one fundamental resource is Linda Bacon’s book Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight. I’m also eagerly awaiting the September release of Linda and Lucy’s new book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight. (also check out the book’s website). Here are some more links that may be of interest:

If you find yourself still holding onto the idea that diets can work, you might want to watch Sandra Aamodt’s excellent TED talk: “Why dieting usually doesn’t work.”

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Amazon Affiliates program, so if you buy one of Linda and Lucy’s books after clicking on the links above, I may earn a few cents.