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Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Throught Intuitive Eating

by Harrison, Christy

How to reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness in our toxic diet culture by a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the "Food Psych" podcast.

Many have dieted at some point in their lives. 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.

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, is a 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 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 Gourmet, Slate, Refinery29, The Food Network, Epicurious, Allrecipes, Redbook, Buzzfeed, and many other publications, and her work is regularly featured in print and broadcast media.

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Dieting is falling out of favor as science increasingly shows that it doesn't work -- and sometimes makes health problems worse. Anti-Diet will help readers let go of dieting -- for good -- and forge a healthy relationship with their bodies and food. Bestselling memoirs like Roxane Gay's Hunger and Lindy West's Shrill share the authors' personal experiences with body image and diet culture. Anti-Diet will take the next step to analyzing and explaining the phenomenon along with real solutions to get off the diet see-saw and away from the shame they impose.

Quote: Marisa Vigilante, editor at Spark

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