Weight Concerns

Weight concerns vary widely, from losing weight to gaining weight, from practicing good nutrition and exercise to eating disorders that can lead to lifelong anxiety, depression, and even suicide. People of all body shapes and sizes can have significant concerns about their weight, whether they are trying to get smaller or larger. Weight concerns show up in every population, gender, and age group but are most common among girls and women. Contributing factors include diet choices, parenting influences, societal messages about our bodies, attempts to gain self-control, athletics, disease, and food allergies.

Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

With the scientific expertise of Dr.

The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

It is time to break the cycle of traumatic dieting. Despite the success stories publicized by Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and others, 90% of all diets end in failure.

Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—and What We Can Do About It

Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. In our culture, “fat” has become a four-letter word. Or, as Lance Armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, “I called you crazy. I called you a bitch.

Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much: A 4-Step Plan to Finally Lose the Weight, Manage Emotional Eating, and Find Your Fabulous Self

Here’s the truth: Other people’s drama is making you fat. You’re a good person. You feel for other people’s troubles and challenges.

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide to Mind, Body, and Soul

With an introduction by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a personal and exhilarating read on freeing ourselves from daily anxiety, lack, and discontent.

Eat for Life: The Breakthrough Nutrient-Rich Program for Longevity, Disease Reversal, and Sustained Weight Loss

How to stay healthy and boost immunity with Dr. Joel Fuhrman's no-nonsense, results-driven nutrition plan. As a family physician for over 30 years, Fuhrman will tell you that doctors and medications cannot grant you excellent health or protection from disease and suffering.

The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life

In The End of Dieting, Joel Fuhrman M.D.

Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating

In Anti-Diet, Christy Harrison takes on diet culture and the multi-billion-dollar industries that profit from it, exposing all the ways it robs people of their time, money, health, and happiness.


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Diet and Nutrition