Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Today's Weight-Obsessed World / Edition 1

Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Today's Weight-Obsessed World / Edition 1

by Frances M. Berg, Kendra Rosencrans, Kendra Rosencrans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0918532620

ISBN-13: 9780918532626

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Healthy Weight Network

Designed to challenge America's growing obsession with thinness, this book reveals the profound mental and physical effects on women struggling with their weight. It examines the way weight obsession consumes women, shatters lives, and ultimately kills. Documented are four major weight and eating problems-eating disorders, dysfunctional eating, size prejudice, and

Overview

Designed to challenge America's growing obsession with thinness, this book reveals the profound mental and physical effects on women struggling with their weight. It examines the way weight obsession consumes women, shatters lives, and ultimately kills. Documented are four major weight and eating problems-eating disorders, dysfunctional eating, size prejudice, and overweight. A warning call to parents and health professionals, it gives clear guidelines on how women can bring about meaningful change in their lives to improve health and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780918532626
Publisher:
Healthy Weight Network
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Afraid to Eat Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction13
Part IToday's weight-obsessed world
1Fear of food, fear of fat15
2Our culture fails to nurture women31
3Dysfunctional eating disrupts normal life51
4Eating disorders shatter women's lives71
5Weights continue to rise95
6Prejudice punishes large women111
7Living in starvation mode129
8The risks of losing weight147
9Food and activity choices intensify problems169
10How the diet industry exerts control193
Part IIBreaking free, living free
11Health at any size213
12It's about you227
13The joy of active living245
14Eating well265
15Celebrating size diversity283
16Creating a more nurturing culture301
17Prevention and treatment315
18Call to action331
Appendix337
Body mass index chart
Questionnaires
Statistics and information
Resources
References353
Index369

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