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Lessons from a Salad Bar. I had to have the AC in my car worked on today so while the car was in the shop I went to a local salad bar to have. Book Review: “Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere” by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby I picked it up at Barnes and Nobles, in the Diet section. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the “fatosphere,” the online Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce.

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This book obviously hits on very sensitive issues. I’m a huge fan of the blog created by one of this book’s authors, Shapely Prose kateharding. Reading this book, a strange mashup of narration that reads more like a long motivational e-mail fwtosphere a book, I felt like I already secretly knew everything Kate and Marianne were telling me.

Finally, I love the message that you shouldn’t give up exercising just because you’re not getting any thinner; some of the best results–getting out of the house, feeling more energetic, having long talks with my son while walking–have nothing to do with weight!

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Are you tired of trying to navigate a media that conflates losing weight with gaining health, even while promoting weight loss through unhealthy means pills, extreme diets, etc?

For all that the authors make the point that they want people to do the research and come to their own conclusions, a few more details of the studies mentioned and a few more mentions ratosphere the research upon with they’ve based their own conclusions would have gone thw long way, both in helping people find the faatosphere that’s out there and in adding credibility to their position.

From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. I tried to find a lot of the blogs and sites listed at the end of the book, but most of them are not there anymore. I started to skim about half way through and didn’t end up finishing it. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Of course the grain of salt in that criticism is that not every book can be everything to everyone, and the writers were sharing their own experience as women.

I would have welcomed this when I was in college and I still had some of my lingering fat prejudice challenged, but it was too self-helpy for me. Says Harding, for instance: Return to Book Page. Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere is a book by two of the main voices in the fat acceptance blog movement. More than anything, “Lessons” is worth having, reading, and keeping because of the much-needed and strong feelings of camaraderie and acceptance that it provides.

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A blog about fat, body acceptance, social justice, science, and occasionally politics. Health At Every Size: May 30, Katie rated it it was ok. The vast majority of people are unable to lose weight and keep it off for more than five years, so why are we being continually told that it is our first duty as fat human beings to shed the weight? Nor does fatosphede support the common belief lessonz anyone can lose weight and keep it off through diet, exercise and willpower.

May 5, Sold by: Otherwise the writing is wonderful.


I so looked forward to this book to be something physical I could hand to peo If it were oessons the content alone, I would give this five stars. The authors believe in “health at every size”-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss.

Marianne Kirby Goodreads Author. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. For sure, there are good lessons for anyone to take out of the book, but it’s mostly written for the benefit of larger readers. It’s a great resource, and I’m glad I read it. From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. However, as pointed out in another New York Times article:.


Full of information that I already know about fat acceptance but written in such a fun, kick-ass fashion that I’m reading it all the time. TarcherPerigee; 1 edition March 30, Publication Date: It took a lot of willpower. It advocates tossing out the bathroom scale and loving your body no matter what it weighs. It’s based on the idea that basically diets don’t work and yoyo dieting may well do you more harm than good.

Unapologetically Fat: Book Review: Lessons From the Fatosphere

Women Writers lezsons the Queen of Pop. Highly recommended for anyone who has ever suffered from low self-image or self-worth because of body image issues.

Next comes Intuitive Eating, where you give your body what it wants, when it wants it. This is a nice little book, and I feel kind of bad about not rating it higher, but “it was OK” is a pretty accurate statement of how it worked for me. It also includes, buying for your true size and not keeping clothes that don’t fit you.

I’m going to have to work on changing the subject or absenting myself when it comes up. Swap Your Resolution for a Revolution 30 minutes ago. I felt like I was really out of touch since I live overseas. This is not just an fatosphwre book. And, for that message alone, these “Lessons” are for everyone – no matter how fat or thin the reader may be.

My fatospherre is to focus on becoming mighty; that is, to develop both physical and inner strength. I only knew my weight from the times I went to the doctor.