Research and Resources
The Evidence Base
Whether you are a doctor, health professional or curious to understand the evidence base behind the Non-Diet Approach and Intuitive Eating, the below links are a great start!
Health Not Diets – The Non-Diet Approach for dietitians, psychologists and the public; training for dietitians and psychologists; registry of Non-Diet Approach dietitians
Weight Science – Evidence for a paradigm shift – challenging all the assumptions around weight loss, obesity and health
Why diets are not the answer – the overwhelming majority of dieters regain the weight within 5 years, with 1/3 to 2/3 regaining more weight
Obesity Stigma: Important Considerations for Public Health – despite decades of science documenting weight stigma, its public health implications are widely ignored. Continuing to focus on obesity as the problem only adds to weight stigma.
The Metabolic Power of Pleasure – why pleasure from food is so important
The Minnesota Starvation Experiment – evidence that restricting calories damages both physical and psychological health and that it is the human condition to obsess over food when you’re not eating enough
Also check out these fabulous books!
Beyond a Shadow of a Diet by Judith Matz LCSW and Ellen Frankel LCSW (written for therapists and a brilliant resource for all health professionals, especially dietitians)
These are all great reads for anyone who struggles with their eating or body size…
Intuitive Eating 4th Edition by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
Body of Truth: How Science, History & Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight – and What We Can Do about it, by Harriet Brown
Eating in the Light of the Moon by Dr Anita Johnston
Bodies & Fat is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach, a British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and acclaimed writer
Embody – learning to love your unique body by Connie Sobczak
Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health by Glenn A. Gaesser
Page in progress, more to come!