Book Review: Health at Every Size
Health at Every Size (HAES) is the book that brought HAES to the masses. Linda Bacon uses sound scientific evidence to debunk myths about weightism and health. The concepts of set-point weight, emotional eating, hunger, and fullness signaling, feeling satisfied with the eating experience and creative ways to move the body are outlined. This is not a weight loss book; instead, it exemplifies body acceptance and size diversity. Dr. Bacon writes in a playful easy to read voice, despite the books’ 419 references (most of which are scientific journals).
Who should read this book?
• Anyone who has traveled down the dead-end path of dieting for weight loss.
• Readers who are new to HAES and a non-diet approach.
• Individuals that work in the health-care field would enjoy this book.
Who should not read this book?:
• If you are looking for the next diet or weight loss book, this is not for you.