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Lindo Bacon



Lindo Bacon (formerly Linda Bacon), MA, PhD, is an American author, speaker, and nutrition professor and researcher. Their work focuses on “fostering a global transformation to a more just world, where all bodies are valued, respected, and supported in compassionate self-care.”

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Busting Myths on Weight and Health

In this video, Dr. Linda Bacon delves into the research and comes up with some surprising results. When you suspend your preconceptions about weight, a very different picture emerges, one where it is the machinery of weight stigma that needs dismantling.

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Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Fat isn’t the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem. The solution? Health at Every Size.

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Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is

“Health experts” are sending incorrect and destructive messages about the relationship between weight and wellness.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageYou only have one body and despite how well you live your life, it may never change. Can you afford to hate yourself for the rest of your life?

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Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

Weight loss is not the key to health; diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies; and fatness is not a death sentence. Dr. Lindo Bacon and Dr.

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Diets Don’t Work. Body Respect Does.

Dr. Linda Bacon explains how dieting really affects our bodies and why the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.

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The ‘Health at Every Size’ Philosophy Aims to Make Health Care More Inclusive of Larger-Sized Bodies

Weight stigma is a huge problem in the health-care industry. But a revolutionary framework for understanding health called Health at Every Size (HAES®) is seeking to provide better care for people of all sizes.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWeight is not an effective measure of attractiveness, moral character, or health. The real enemy is weight stigma, for it is the stigmatization and fear of fat that causes the damage and deflects attention from true threats to our health and well-being.

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Class, Not Mass, Matters

In this video, Dr. Linda Bacon makes a convincing argument that blaming illness on behaviors and weight stops us from addressing the policies and systems that shape our lives in inequitable and unhealthy ways.

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We Must Choose Revolution Over Privilege and Complacency—Here’s How I’m Doing It

A better, more just and compassionate world is in sight. As long as we’re in this together.

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