"Dieting doesn’t work. Shame doesn’t either. In fact both contribute to a lack of medical care for people who are labeled & judged before they even get to speak about how they feel or what their lives are like. Assuming a persons health problems are associated with weight or size is wrong, as is medicalizing larger bodies under the umbrella of ‘obesity’.
#DietCulture and fat phobia harm everyone. I currently work with women ages 16-65 and let me tell you- our cultural values about size, weight & self-image impact everyone no matter what you look like.
Being body positive & expressing health at every size values is what I know is right. Stop the blame & the assumptions- get educated and allow yourself the space to know that how you’ve been categorized isn’t the truth."
Lily Fontas, Ed.M,
Health Coach & Trainer
Diet Culture 101
What Is Diet Culture?
Obesity isn’t a ‘disease’, whatever the American Medical Association may think
Spectator Health, Christopher Snowdon
How Weight Bias is Harming Us All
Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong
Huffington Post, Michael Hobbes
How to Leave Toxic Diet Culture Behind And Pursue Actual Health
Better Humans, Ragan Chastain
Why I’m Trading Body Positivity for Fat Acceptance
Diets Don't Work
Ineffectiveness of commercial weight-loss programs for achieving
modest but meaningful weight loss: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Ketogenic diet: Is the ultimate low-carb diet good for you?
Harvard Health Blog, Dr. Marcelo Campos
The F*ck It Diet "Science" Resources
Children & Dieting
How a focus on dieting in kids can impact generations
How Dieting When You’re Young Can Hurt You Later
Dieting in adolescence
US National Library of Medicine
National Institute of Health
Why Weight Lifting Works
Preventing Muscle Loss As We Age
The New York Times, Jane E. Brody
Resistance Training is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health
Strength Training Builds More than Muscle
Harvard Medical School
Health At Every Size (HAES)
Linda Bacon, PhD
The Master Body Positive Resource List
The Militant Baker
The Body Positive Institute
What is an Anti-Diet Dietician?
The Body Is Not An Apology
Sonya Renee Taylor