[REPLAY] Shifting from weight to wellbeing with Linda Bacon


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In this episode of the Escape Diet Prison Podcast, I am joined by acclaimed research scientist, author and my personal hero Dr. Linda Bacon.

Dr. Linda Bacon is fostering a global transformation to a more just world, where all bodies are valued, respected, and supported in compassionate self-care. Best known for her paradigm-shifting research and advocacy upending the weight discourse, Bacon’s inspiring message takes us beyond size, to shaping a culture of empathy, equity and true belonging.

A professor and researcher, for almost two decades Dr. Bacon has taught courses in social justice, health, weight and nutrition; she has also conducted federally funded studies on health and weight and published in top scientific journals.

She is the author of the highly acclaimed popular press books, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight and Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight.

You can learn more about Linda Bacon and her work at: www.lindabacon.org, join the HAES Community and ASDAH.

We talk about:

  • Linda’s Bat Mitzvah and the challenges posed by “becoming a woman.”
  • Gender Identity and how this relates to body image, dieting and weight
  • Worthiness and weight loss
  • The concept of health in Health at Every Size
  • Body Respect
  • They myth of finding happiness in weight loss
  • What it means to be authentic and our strong desire to fit in at all cost
  • How to deal with the transition time when letting go of dieting as a lifestyle and adopting more HAES principles
  • and so much more.

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Love and light,

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