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Anti-Diet

Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating
Narrated by: Christy Harrison
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

A how-to guide to reclaiming your time, money, health and happiness in our toxic diet culture. 

In Anti-Diet, Christy Harrison takes on diet culture and the multi-billion-pound 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 recognise 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 listeners reclaim their bodies, minds and lives so they can focus on the things that truly matter.

©2019 Christy Harrison (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Ideology trumps over science

I got increasingly annoyed reading this book as it seems to be highly politicised. The fat are now to be viewed as the latest intersection category of identity politics and the book explicitly puts fat, trans and a person of colour at the apex of victimhood which I imagine might seem patronising to such a person.
Calorie controlled diets usually fail and we live in a culture where fat shaming is widespread. Whilst I'd agree with the twin premise of this book, I strongly disagree with the ideology that overlays this. It is not factual to say that 'living in a larger body' only results in harm because those who do so are oppressed and depressed or stressed by 'diet culture'; obesity is a downstream effect of a metabolic disorder in most cases so whilst it is wrong to say fat people are greedy or lazy, it is legitimate to be concerned about the health of someone who is obese (a medical term). Pehaps this book will make a person who feels oppressed by diet culture feel better but there is a valid reason for the stigma of being obese. Facts should trump feelings. Yes to F your beauty standards then but No to Healthy At Any Size (not possible beyond youth).
We can't conflate a beauty standard which is objective with a health standard which is based on medical facts around heavier people. Yes there is an industry that promotes weight loss products, gyms and special foods but this reflects a scientific consensus that being obese is strongly associated with disease risk and early death. Not the other way around.
Giving people permission to eat 'intuitively' in a food culture full of processed foods that are designed to be more compelling than real food, seems dangerous and yes I got the point that Real Food is just another version of diet culture but disagree. I totally agree that calorie controlled diets are pointless but putting yourself into a cultish bubble with its own language and overlaying it with a victim mentality won't help people who get sore knees, diabetes or heart failure in their middle years.

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Uninspiring

Obesity is not linked to earlier death or disease - right, I don’t think any medical professional would agree. I was looking for a book that would help me to be healthy without dieting but this book doesn’t do that. I don’t agree that you can be healthy at any weight.

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No PDF?

Good book. Ok and well read but a pdf is talked about all the way through and there is no pdf to download? Please can this be rectified, thank you.

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incredible, a must read

I can't rate this book highly enough, a clear, comprehensive and compelling expose of the harm of diets, dieting and diet culture. Life-changing.

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  • 05-01-20

A must read (or listen) brilliant, eye opening

brilliant, eye opening, motivational book about body respect, non diet approach to life and just be who you are. because who you are is already more than enough

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Enlightening and hugely refreshing!!!

If you're look for a way out of the diet cycle and truly heal your relationship with food, along with Christy's podcast 'Food Physic', this book is a must read/listen.

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  • 21-01-20

Game Changer

I’ve recently started seeing a dietitian for what I thought, was a problem I have with emotional eating! Wrong! After reading this book (recommended by my dietitian) I’ve realised that what I thought were my issues with emotional eating and binge eating, are actually issues as a result of restriction throughout the day.

I absolutely loved the book and all of the research and evidence that Kristy shares.

Highly recommend!

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  • Basson
  • 07-01-20

Perfection!

Best book I've ever purchased!!! Intelligent, informative, perfectly written and spoken, literally life changing! Thank you Christy Harrison!