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

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

by Christy Harrison

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Overview

Reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the "Food Psych" podcast.




68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years. And as many as 66% of people who embark on weight-loss efforts end up gaining more weight than they lost. If dieting is so clearly ineffective, why are we so obsessed with it?


The culprit is diet culture, a system of beliefs that equates thinness to health and moral virtue, promotes weight loss as a means of attaining higher status, and demonizes certain ways of eating while elevating others. It's sexist, racist, and classist, yet this way of thinking about food and bodies is so embedded in the fabric of our society that it can be hard to recognize. It masquerades as health, wellness, and fitness, and for some, it is all-consuming.


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. It will turn what you think you know about health and wellness upside down, as Harrison explores the history of diet culture, how it's infiltrated the health and wellness world, how to recognize it in all its sneaky forms, and how letting go of efforts to lose weight or eat "perfectly" actually helps to improve people's health — no matter their size. Drawing on scientific research, personal experience, and stories from patients and colleagues, Anti-Diet provides a radical alternative to diet culture, and helps readers reclaim their bodies, minds, and lives so they can focus on the things that truly matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316420358
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/24/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 46,581
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist who writes about food and nutrition. She is the founder and host of the Food Psych podcast, which has helped tens of thousands of people around the world stop dieting, recover from disordered eating, and develop happier and healthier relationships with food. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, Gourmet, Slate, the Food Network, and many other publications, and her work is regularly featured in nationalprint and broadcast media.


Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Part I The Life Thief 15

Chapter 1 The Roots of Diet Culture 17

Chapter 2 A Diet by Another Name 50

Chapter 3 How Diet Culture Steals Your Time 82

Chapter 4 How Diet Culture Steals Your Money 113

Chapter 5 How Diet Culture Steals Your Well-Being 134

Chapter 6 How Diet Culture Steals Your Happiness 163

Part II Life Beyond Diet Culture 183

Chapter 7 Enough Is Enough 185

Chapter 8 Reclaim Your Right to Eat Intuitively 203

Chapter 9 Stop Labeling Food as Good or Bad 222

Chapter 10 Health at Every Size-and Body Liberation 243

Chapter 11 The Power of Community 266

Acknowledgments 287

Resources 291

Notes 295

Index 311

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