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 who has body weight concerns, as well as dietitians and other health professionals:
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA
Embody – learning to love your unique body by Connie Sobczak
Health at every size – the surprising truth about your weight by Linda Bacon PhD
Body Respect by Linda Bacon PhD, Lucy Aphramor PhD, RD
Eat what you love, love what you eat by Michelle May MD
Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health by Glenn A. Gaesser
Child of Mine: Feeding With Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter
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
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Page in progress, more to come!