Lessons from the fat-o-sphere : quit dieting and declare a truce with your body (Book, 2009) [Union University]
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Lessons from the fat-o-sphere : quit dieting and declare a truce with your body

Lessons from the fat-o-sphere : quit dieting and declare a truce with your body

Author: Kate Harding; Marianne Kirby
Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say... When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Harding; Marianne Kirby
ISBN: 9780399534973 0399534970
OCLC Number: 268795654
Description: xv, 252 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Health --
Mental health --
Socializing --
Avoiding negativity --
Getting dressed --
The media --
Getting your head on straight.
Responsibility: Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby.

Abstract:

From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say... When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.
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Brilliant Book

by sweet_byrd (WorldCat user published 2009-09-09) Excellent Permalink

This brilliant book isn't just for "fatties", but for any woman who wants to get off the gerbil wheel of body loathing and into a healthier relationship with her body.  Specific recommendations on the path away from body hatred include learning to listen to your body and what its hunger signals...
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