Lessons from a Salad Bar. I had to have the AC in my car worked on today so while the car was in the shop I went to a local salad bar to have. Book Review: “Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere” by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby I picked it up at Barnes and Nobles, in the Diet section. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the “fatosphere,” the online Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce.

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Stop Judging Other Women. There were nods made at a more balanced approach but not a lot of follow through.

Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

It also includes, buying for your true size and not keeping clothes that don’t fit you. I would have welcomed this when I was in college and I still had some of my lingering fat prejudice challenged, but it was too self-helpy for me. This ffatosphere is the perfect antidote.

From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. The vast majority of people are unable to lose weight and keep it off for more than five years, so why are we being continually told that it is our first duty as fat human beings to shed the weight? Next comes Intuitive Eating, where you give your body what it wants, when it wants it.


This one really worked for me. According to everything you read on the news or on the Internet I should be just about ready to fall over dead.

The answer to these questions, all of which we believe are strongly suggested by the epidemiological literature, go far beyond the issues of body mass and health. The authors believe in “health at every size”-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss.

This book obviously hits on very sensitive issues.

Sep 17, JA rated it it was ok. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. They also talk about health at any size which is a movement that focuses on healthy self image, exercising for joy and intuitive eating with the aim of improved health, lesons reduced weight.

I know you wont’ believe me, but read the book, Harding and Kirby have science and logic to back up what they are writing. Seeing my doc, we discovered my thyroid meds were again messed up so my metabolism was messed up.

For example, I hated that they would spend several pages going off about how most diet research doesn’t do a long enough follow up truebut then quote from research sup It was a good, quick read, though I expected to like it more than I did since I’m already a big fan of Kate’s website.


For one, you lose out on a lot of your life that way. I used to think “how fagosphere they! Learning to Love Your Unique Body and quiet that critical voice!

Highly recommended for anyone who has ever suffered from low self-image or self-worth because of body image issues.

Fatosphere and Beyond: Wrong-Headed Thinking of Dieting Advocates

May 09, Sarah rated it really liked it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Fatosphere and Beyond: Wrong-Headed Thinking of Dieting Advocates

Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: I missed cooking my big feasts and baking and well Main menu Skip to primary content. A Study in Happiness:.

From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. Harding and Kirby are fun, engaging writers who have written a book with a message that isn’t heard often enough. Having unplugged my cable and begun only watching shows I can get commercial free on DVD, I can attest to the difference it makes.

A minor drawback of an otherwise terrific book.