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.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . .

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.

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.

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.

What Are You Hungry For? The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul

In this manual for “higher health,” based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra creates a vision of weight loss based on a deeper awareness of why people overeat—because they are trying to find satisfaction and wind up using food as a substitute for ...

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.

The Diet Delusion

Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer.

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.

The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith

The inspiring true story of one woman's transformation from 335 pounds to world-class triathlete in just four years. After being on yo-yo diets almost all her life, Sue Reynolds was still morbidly obese, but decided to try one more time without much hope for positive results.


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