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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.

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.

Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is

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

Once you consider the extent of the magical thinking that tends to be tied in to the fantasy of thinness, you can understand how threatening it is to consider the idea that you may never get the thin body you crave. It means that you never get to become the person you want to be.

Radical Belonging: How to Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World (While Transforming It for the Better)

Being “othered” and the body shame it spurs is not “just” a feeling.

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.

‘Belonging’ Has More to Do with Your Health Than You Might Think

It’s easy to believe that our health is largely the result of our behaviors and habits, but marginalization and isolation are serious public health problems that also affect personal health.

Accepting your body is not just about physicality, it’s about accepting who you are, not continuing to wait until you become the person you imagine being.

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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

Health at Any Size: Why Diets Are Harmful and Counterproductive

Weight is a baseless measure for health, and weight loss a counterproductive goal.