I wanted to call out this harm, I wanted to save people from this harm. Given that Harrison was no stranger to the topics in her book, I was curious if anything surprised her while doing her research. That our cultural weight bias and desire for thinness started long before any health arguments about body size. These are distinct from behavioral determinants of health, which include nutrition and physical activity as well as tobacco, drug and alcohol use, seat-belt use, sexual activity and whether we use sun protection. Excluding genetics, the rest is due to social determinants of health. In the most restrictive days of her disordered eating, she was so chronically deprived of food that at parties she would stand by the snack table for hours, compulsively eating and beating herself up for it, unable to fully connect with her friends, because the food felt more important. The second section of the book starts with guidance on how to deal with emotions that come up when it finally sinks in how much people have lost because of diet culture. Then she gives readers a road map for how to care for their physical and mental health without trying to control body size and shape.
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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. French, Russian, and Estonian editions also coming soon. Anti-Diet should be required reading for every health professional and in every health-related class. Harrison bridges the gap between intuitive eating and social-justice issues in an engaging and compassionate way. She exposes toxic diet culture—its evolution, who profits by it, and how it hurts you. Written with a friendly touch of sass, Anti-Diet is richly sourced with studies, stats, and expert interviews.
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That mission is. What looks like health is often a diet in disguise, she argues, and provides evidence, including a list of sources and further reading section, to support her claims. The second part of Anti-Diet gets into intuitive eating and moralizing health, and answers readers potential objections. Any type of food restriction beyond something with legitimate medical reasons is a diet.