Weight Loss: Health At Any Size
I have to warn you in advance Dr. Linda Bacon’s got some controversial advice about emotional eating, overeating, dieting, and weight loss. In fact, I was initially very hesitant to interview her or read her book “Health at Any Size” because it’s got a section with the provocative label “Get Fat It’s Good for You?”
But when I read the book and did the interview, I have to tell you she came off with such incredible credibility, honestly, and a mountain of scientific proof behind her, that I now think anyone and everyone needs to hear her message. I’ve become one of her biggest fans.
Linda does NOT want everyone to just eat Twinkies and buy a larger pair of sweat pants. What she DOES want is for us to realize our society has over-demonized weight as the culprit in disease, and dramatically over-emphasized thin as the standard of beauty. Further, in her book she eloquently illustrates how the scientific evidence for the dangers of obesity are exaggerated and supported more by ties to industry than a virtuous search for the truth.
Would Linda like you to eat more vegetables, exercise, get more fresh air, and take care of your body, mind, and spirit? You bet she would.
Would she like you to obsess about every pound on the scale beyond your “magic number”, torture yourself when you pass a mirror, or feel like a second class citizen because you don’t meet some mythical ideal?
Well worth the listen!