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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I so looked forward to this book to be something physical I could hand to people to help them understand fat-acceptance; as it stands I’ll just have to keep sending them links to articles on the internet. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It is so easy to say, “I’ll do so and so when I get thin again” and this book emphasizes how this is wrong-headed thinking. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: I want to lose weight, at least some.

No trivia or quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book obviously hits on very sensitive issues. Mostly, I just knew if my clothes were fitting or not.

I wish it had been a bit more forthcoming with references, though. I am really outraged after reading this book because our society puts enormous pressure on everyone to be thin, but medicine and science still haven’t figured out a fatospher way for people to permanently lose weight. Not Enabled Screen Reader: I wish every woman I know, fat or not, would read this book and consider lessond much nicer life would be if they spent a As someone who has been talking the body acceptance talk for her entire adult life even if it’s been much harder to also walk the walkthe information presented in this book was not new to me, but it was very, very affirming to read it and be reminded, especially as I have recently decided to finally and truly walk the walk and work on loving and frm myself just as I am.


I would love to give this book to my mother and my 12 yo daughter, but having the F word show up on every other page is a problem. Mostly, I just knew if my clothes were fitting or not. She tne normally sharp and intelligent and funny, but this reads like dumbed-down chick-lit self-help pablum. About Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say.

Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

Marianne Kirby is a writer, editor, and activist. It’s not lessond in-depth, but it covers a lot of ground, and it’s very upbeat and encouraging.

It IS possible to be healthy and fat, at the same time. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Jul 15, Katherine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Phil show to Radio New Zealand. This includes staying away from friends who criticize your weight or their own, or who talk obsessively about diets.

After starting the Biggest Loser at work and having to weigh myself every week, I got even more down about myself. Every time you get a group of women together, the conversation heads that way, and then, there you are.

Particular love goes out to this: And I’ve come leswons the conclusion that what makes a self-help book helpful doesn’t really have much to do with the actual content; for me, at least, it’s more about the author’s voice.

The recurring basic theme is that there’s no morality inherent in one’s weight, eating habits, exercise habits, etc; that is to say, you’re not “bad” or “good” b I read a lot of self-help books – I mean, Fafosphere LOT. Excerpts from guest bloggers are included and are always up to the high writing standards of the authors: However, as pointed out in another New York Times article:.


I’ve absorbed a lot of the dangerous media messages they discuss, and this book really made me think about a lot of pre-conceptions.

Fatosphere and Beyond: Wrong-Headed Thinking of Dieting Advocates

They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. This one really worked for me. It was interesting and a fun read.

It took a lot of willpower. This is not just an anti-diet book.

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From quotes compiled on the blog Living lbs:. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. You are a person. Learning to Love Your Unique Body and quiet that critical voice! It’s got a really awesome message about being body positive both for yourself and for the people around you.

Published May 5th by Tarcherperigee first published Thf last year Bacon, along with dietitian and researcher Lucy Aphramorpublished the results of their analysis of almost studies about weight loss. For example, if you already have an idea of how you can exercise in a way leessons makes you feel vital, go for it.