by Linda Bacon PhD BenBella Books. 2008. ISSN/ISBN#: 1933771585. Fat isn't the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn't match an impossible ideal is the problem. The solution? Health At Every Size! Tune in to your body's expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now. Health At Every Size will show you how.
by Frances M. Berg Healthy Weight Publishing Network. 1995. ISSN/ISBN#: 0918532442. This book is packed with evidence that flies in the face of all the "common knowledge" about weight, dieting, and health.
by Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel Sourcebooks. 2006. ISSN/ISBN#: 1402205449 . "If you want to live fully and freely in your own skin, this healing, compassionate guide will reaffirm that you haven't failed diets; diets have failed you. Each of the 60 lessons teaches how to experience a positive, satisfying relationship with food, your body, and ultimately one's self. Includes inspirational quotes, activities, and exercises for diet survivors to let go of shame and begin the healing process."
by Paul Campos New York: Gotham Books. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 1592400663. Before you go believing ridiculous statistics on how "America is the fattest country in the world," "we'll all die of being so fat", "we're blowing up by the minute" or even before going on another useless diet because you're an plus sized woman weighing around 200-250 lbs (actress Lillian Russell was the
Marilyn Monroe and Pam Anderson of her day back in the late 1800's and she weighed around 200 lbs!!), READ THIS BOOK. Campos doesn't side with a sedentary lifestyle, only a non-obsessive one where HEALTH is your primary focus through moderate exercise and a balanced diet”
by Judith Matz New York: Brunner-Routledge. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0415946093. This accessible volume will guide therapists of all disciplines through step-by-step treatment of compulsive eating. The authors introduce the new research related to health, weight,
fitness and diet failure, and then discuss a treatment method which advocates eating as guided by physiological signal: eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full. The book offers tools for therapists to recognize compulsive eating patterns, use their training to address underlying psychological difficulties, and implement therapeutic principles for healing.
by Kelly Bliss Haverford, PA: Infinity Publishing. 2002. ISSN/ISBN#: 0741408422 . Discover your own personal journey to self-care and self-acceptance with a new perspective and entertaining, powerful stories. How can you make peace with food and end body loathing? How can you start exercising and continue for a lifetime? Don't Weight will show you how. (297 pages) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
by Glenn A. Gaesser, PH.D Gurze Books. 2002. ISSN/ISBN#: 0936077425 . “With simple truths and simple facts Gaesser explains how our expectations of body weight have been directed by insurance companies, the 60 billion dollar per year diet industry, the fashion industry, and of course media appeal. He thinks we should be focusing on metabolic fitness instead of weight. He discusses in great detail his views on metabolic fitness.”
by Frances M. Berg, Andrew Flach New York: Hatherleigh Press. 2005. ISSN/ISBN#: 1578261937. This book examines the issue from all sides - the classroom, the playground, the home entertainment center, the fast food counter, and the family dining table. It gives families, educators, health care workers, and policy makers the information they need to lead America's children to healthier and happier lives.
by Marilyn Wann Ten Speed Press. 1999. ISSN/ISBN#: 0898159954. In this hilarious and eye-opening book, fat and proud activist Marilyn Wann takes on America's biggest fear - Worse than the fear of public speaking or nuclear weapons - The fear of fat. Marilyn says "Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks! You DON'T have to apologize for your size!"
by Ellyn Satter; Paulette B. Sharkey, Ed. and Mary K. Worley, Ed. Kelcy Press. 2005. ISSN/ISBN#: 0967118905. This review of Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family says it well: Ellyn Satter understands kids, parents and the pressures of modern life, and shows us how to navigate our way to a healthier diet! No guilt here, either. Just common sense and good advice.
by J. Eric Oliver Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press. 2006. ISSN/ISBN#: 0195169360. This is a book that should be read by everyone with a "weight problem". If you want to learn the real truth about weight and what your doctor keeps telling you, this book is the place to go. But beware, you may become so angry that you want to pound your head against the wall.
by Brette Sember Finally a positive book about plus-size pregnancy! Written by a plus-size mom and an OB and endorsed by a medical school, this friendly guide offers all the medical information, support, and encouragement you need about pregnancy, birth, and breast feeding. Quotes from real BBW moms bring it all to life.
by Pat Lyons and Debby Burgard iUniverse. 2000. ISSN/ISBN#: 059508883X. This book emphasizes the pleasure and enjoyment of an active, healthy life, rather than concentrating on losing weight. It describes walking, dancing, swimming, bicycling, aerobic activity, and includes valuable safety tips. Boost your body love, self-esteem, and restore self-confidence.
This journal offers research, theory, and practice supporting the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement and is written to help health professionals understand and practice this compassionate and effective non-dieting approach to resolving weight and eating-related concerns. Recognizing that these issues are complex and sometimes controversial, this journal brings together scientific information from many sources using a HAES perspective.
by Kelly Bliss Philadelphia: Infinity. 2007. ISSN/ISBN#: 0741438720. This paperback version of the well-known online directory is four hundred pages. It is filled with thousands of resources for living large in a small world. Enjoy the largest, most comprehensive, plus-size directory in the world. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
This is a heart touching ode to Mom. Written in cognitively correct way; without a single negation and showing all the abilities of Mom and her confident body image. All children get their body image from their parents. If you love the way you look unconditionally, you will be able to fully support your child s positive and health body image.
by Linda Omichinski RD Advicezone Corp. 2000. ISSN/ISBN#: 0966872541
096687254. Supplies a foundation of real life experiences and advice to support you in a lifestyle without diets. You will understand the diet mentality as you relate to the everyday experiences of others putting a healthy balance to their lifestyle. The strongest message is: Here is how to build support for your no-more-diets decision. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Bulimia.com specializes in information about eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder; Plus related topics such as body image and size issues. We offer books at discounted prices, many free articles about eating disorders, newsletters, links to treatment facilities, organizations, other websites, and much more. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
by Frances Berg, Kendra Rosencrans Healthy Weight Network. 2000. ISSN/ISBN#: ASIN: B000JZH5XQ. This book examines today's weight crisis, its devastating effect on women, and calls for a health at any size revolution.
by Patricia Evans Adams Media Corporation. 2002. ISSN/ISBN#: 158062569X. I think when people begin to discover this book there will be no stopping it. Because there are legions of people out here who live in relationships that make no sense. Our partners act awful and senselessly, but yet, we know in our hearts they are not evil, and our hope in humankind says there must be some sense to this. Well, there is. Patricia Evans finally makes sense of it in this book.
by Glenn R. Schiraldi McGraw-Hill. 2000. ISSN/ISBN#: 0737302658. By helping people learn coping mechanisms and by dealing directly with the effects of a traumatic experience, there is a great reason for hope. This is a guide for both survivors and their loved ones, helping them to see that on the other side of their pain is recovery and growth.
by Michelle Lelwica, Th.D. Gurze Books. In a society that worships thinness, it's little wonder that so many women devote an enormous amount of time, energy, and expense in the pursuit of a slender body. This pursuit has come to function like a religion, with it's own set of beliefs, myths, rituals, images, and moral codes that encourage followers to seek "salvation" through weight loss.
by Edited by Susan Koppelman Feminist Press. 2003. ISSN/ISBN#: 1558614516. A daring new anthology of short stories featuring women's stories on the theme of women and fatness, edited by the award-winning scholar on U.S. women's short story, Susan Koppelman. Spanning from the 1890s through the 1990s, this vital collection explores the many psychological and emotional tensions in women's -relationships to-and perceptions of-their physical selves.
by Patricia Evans Adams Media Corporation. 1996. ISSN/ISBN#: 1558505822. Are you now, or have you ever been, in relationships with family, friends, or mates who have been verbally abusive? Is your happiness with someone you love continually threatened by interactions that continually undermine your self-esteem? Do you feel trapped in a relationship that keeps decaying in a downward spiral of overt or passive-aggressive abuse?
If so, this book could be your life raft!
A beginner's Yoga and Meditation book for plus-sized people. Includes sections on how to get started, how to practice yoga and meditation at home and a new approach to dealing with the daily personal issues that come up when living large in a small world.
Supplies a foundation of real life experiences and advice to support you in a lifestyle without diets. You will understand the diet mentality as you relate to the everyday experiences of others putting a healthy balance to their lifestyle. The strongest message is: Here is how to build support for your no-more-diets decision.free copy of book online INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
by Lee Martindale Meisha Merlin Publishing. 2000. ISSN/ISBN#: 1892065282. Enjoy short stories about some of the funniest, wildest, sexiest, most powerful, and normal (considering these are science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories) fat people on earth and a few other planets. Meet a pirate named "Valkyrie" and a cardsharp named "Fat Moriah". Meet a xeno-fitness instructor and an earth-mage who don't apologize for taking up space. Meet characters for whom "plus-size" is about body size and heart.
by Marcia Germaine Hutchinson The Crossing Press, Inc. 1999. ISSN/ISBN#: 0895949997. Two hundred tools, exercises, meditations, explorations, reflections, practices, & revelations to help you get to know, celebrate, accept, respect, indulge, and tap the wisdom of the only body you have. New awareness will help you become focused and newly aware of your body as it is. Love the body you have.
by Rochelle Rice Warner Books. 2001. ISSN/ISBN#: 0446676217. Warner Books original Trade Paperback, February 2001, 134 pages. Rochelle's book outlines her successful movement program with easy-to-follow black and white photos, motivational tools, and personal stories from her current clients. The book also includes ideas for getting started, creating support and maintaining an active lifestyle. Also available at half.com
by Sue Ann Jaffarian Midnight Ink. 2006. ISSN/ISBN#: 0738708631. Meet Odelia Grey, the middle-aged, plus-size, humorous amateur sleuth. One day Odelia's tiny world of contented boredom is rocked by the news that her friend Sophie London has committed suicide. To Odelia it did not make sense. Sophie was a survivor, a beacon of light to women of size, not a despondent victim. Teamed with Greg Stevens, a handsome paraplegic who witnessed the death, Odelia sets out to investigate the truth...
by Sondra Solovay JD Prometheus Books. 2000. ISSN/ISBN#: 1573927643. What rights do fat people have? Are parents open to legal attack if their child is fat? Can employers discriminate? Should disability laws apply to fat people? Sondra Solovay tells the fascinating human stories behind precedent-setting cases and international headlines, and concludes with hopeful profiles of everyday people successfully fighting weight-based discrimination.
by Hanne Blank Cleis Press. 2001. ISSN/ISBN#: 1573441228. Editor Hanne Blank writes, "Many of the pieces are frank in celebrating the transformative force of sex, lust, desire, and the recognition that one is desired." Zaftig women, described variously as "full-figured" and "pleasingly plump", have long been a source of fetish and humor in erotic literature. Now the publisher of Best Women's Erotica turns the tables with surprising, steamy stories showcasing the sex lives of women of size and their admirers.
by Hanna Blank Greenery Press. 2000. ISSN/ISBN#: 1890159166. At last, a book that covers the how-tos and why-tos of sexuality from the point of view of big folks and those who love them! Big Big Love is a no-holds-barred, yet lighthearted, overview of sex for everybody from the chubby to the supersized. Detailed and realistic information on improving self-image, partner-finding, sexual positions and activities, resources for toys and clothing and much more. Big Big Love is essential reading for women, men, and transfolk ... gays, bisexuals, and heterosexuals ... and anyone else who's ever been told that sex is only for the slender! You may need to buy a used copy on Amazon because this book is going out of print Dec ’06. It is worth the effort. It is a great book!!!
by Annmarie Kelly Optimal Living Press. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0974603708. Nine compelling stories of real life women who overcame daunting challenges such as cancer, abandonment, domestic abuse, and more. Each story is followed by thought-provoking coaching questions intended to inspire and encourage you to rethink all or part of your life.
by Elizabeth Neff Walker Belgrave House. 1998. ISSN/ISBN#: 0966064372. In London, Dr. Amanda Potter's marriage is unraveling and her career is being sabotaged. In America, her boss is biased against large women, and Dr. Hunter, who's not, insists she take a hard look at her perceptions of weight, sex, and fidelity.
by DeLorres Pressley, Amie J. Greer Greer Enterprises. 1999. ISSN/ISBN#: 0967501202. This book goes beyond the plus size modeling industry. It is also a book of inspiration and motivation. It is about achieving all dreams and modeling aspirations. Order today for the aspiring model in your life.
by Gale Grigg Hazen Rodale Press. 1998. ISSN/ISBN#: 0875967922. Nationally known fit expert and educator Gale Grigg Hazen shows you a no-fail way to evaluate your unique body shape, how to choose styles and fabrics that will look best on you, and how to alter patterns to fit your individual and three-dimensional body.
You can order this book from your local bookstore or find it at Amazon.com by searching for the title or author.
by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto Palmer/Pletsch Publishing. 2006. ISSN/ISBN#: 0935278656. Read our step-by-step clothing and pattern fitting on 28 REAL PEOPLE with every real life fit challenge imaginable.
You can order this book from your local bookstore or find it at Amazon.com by searching for the title or author.
by Diana Lee Harrington Park Press . 2003. ISSN/ISBN#: 156023461X. We are given a lesbian vampire protagonist equal to the depth of Anne Rice's Lestat. . . . A story I highly recommend to any lover of vampire tales, erotic stories, and mysteries.
by Suzan Nanfeldt Penguin Books. 1996. ISSN/ISBN#: 0452275962. Practical, personal, and easy to use, Plus Style is an indispensable guide to looking and feeling great for the millions of plus-size women who now demand fashion as well as fit. With an informative blend of upbeat text and attractive illustrations, Nanfeldt shows how to turn well-chosen clothes into a signature style.
by Carol Johnson M.A and Gary Foster PhD Gurze. 2001. ISSN/ISBN#: 0936077379. Carol Johnson reaffirms her passionate message: You can love yourself and enjoy your life no matter what your size. The founder of a support network called Largely Positive and a self-proclaimed "Ambassador-At-Large," she is exactly that - Positive and encouraging for anyone tired of weighing their self-esteem on a scale.
by Delta Burke and Alexis Lipsitz-List St. Martin's Press, Inc. 1999. ISSN/ISBN#: 0312198558. Delta talks about her struggles to meet everyone else's expectations. The butt of many cruel jokes, she talks about how she finally accepted being a "real size" woman, getting comfortable with herself by accepting who she is (at any size) and letting her inner beauty shine through.
by Sark Celestial Arts. 2005. ISSN/ISBN#: 1587612348. Writer, artist, free spirit, and self-described "dangerous woman", SARK gives us this lovely, lighthearted look on becoming an artist. This book is guaranteed to bring a little magic into even the most sensible life.
by Pat F. Ballard Pearlsong Press. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0971324786 . Pamela Spencer is determined to help her brother get his life back after a fall leaves him with a serious back injury. Reese Bainbridge is determined to stop her.
by Pat F. Ballard Pearlsong Press. 2005. ISSN/ISBN#: 1597190039 . Abigail Avery was falsely convicted of the murder of her father and sent to prison when she was only eighteen years old. But now she was headed home to get revenge.
by Kathy Noll Unicorn Press. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0937004030. Surveys show that 77% of students are bullied - Mentally, verbally, and physically. This hands-on workbook contains actual accounts of bullying and teasing. There is a discussion after each story and learn skills to intervene constructively to help bullies and victims. Kids are asked to compare these situations to their own lives and think about what they have learned.
by Pat F. Ballard Pearlsong Press. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0971324700. Edward Brenner knew the minute he saw Faith Carr that he would love her. He also knew he had many obstacles to overcome. She was pregnant with his brother's child.
by Pat F. Ballard Pearlsong Press. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0971324794. All Sam du Cannon wants is a good mom for his son. He's had it with women. Nella Covington should be perfect. He'll never be attracted to her. He thinks.
by Kathy Noll and Dr. Jay Carter Unicorn Press. 1998. ISSN/ISBN#: 0937004111. Surveys show that 77% of students are bullied - Mentally, verbally, and physically. This book gives educators, parents, and kids the skills needed to deal with bullies and school violence and maintain good, strong, healthy self-esteem.
by Pat F. Ballard Pearlsong Press. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0971324700 . If Hanna Rockwell isn't married by the time she reaches her 30th birthday, she will lose her entire inheritance. Can Matt Corbett, a has-been rock star be her answer?
by Michael Levine PhD and Laura Hill PhD National Eating Disorders Organization, affiliated with Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital . 1991. ISSN/ISBN#: B0006QYQMG. Subjects cover weightism, body image, cultural basis for body dissatisfaction and drive for thinness, prejudice, dieting, the nature and facts about eating disorders, warning signs, prevention, how to help friends, and community resources.
The National Institutes of Health has published this booklet that is filled with fitness information and tips for large and very large people. Please contact Kelly Bliss for your FREE copy of this valuable resource INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
by Michael Dionne Lulu. 2006. ISSN/ISBN#: 1430309458 . Training for healthcare providers in Dionne's Bariatric Body Types to express a far greater diversity within the population of size for physical therapy.
by Leslie Keehn San Diego, CA: Inner Mermaid Publishing. 2005. ISSN/ISBN#: 097668800. A novel that features a clever, real-sized heroine who loves her body and her life without attempting to conform to society's oppressive, unrealistic beauty standards
by Amy Farrell NYU Press. To be fat hasn't always occasioned the level of hysteria that this condition receives today and indeed was once considered an admirable trait. Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture explores this arc, examining the historic roots of our contemporary anxiety about fatness. Author, Amy Farrell argues that the stigma associated with a fat body preceded any health concerns about a large body size. . This idea—that fatness is a sign of a primitive person—endures today, fueling both our $60 billion “war on fat” and our cultural distress over the “obesity epidemic.”
Farrell draws on a wide array of sources, including political cartoons, popular literature, postcards, advertisements, and physicians' manuals. Her work sheds particular light on feminisms' fraught relationship to fatness. This book is significant for anyone concerned about the contemporary “war on fat” and the ways that notions of the “civilized body” continue to legitimate discrimination and cultural oppression.
by Nancy Carlson Puffin. 1990. ISSN/ISBN#: 0140508198. A reader says: “My mother bought a copy of this title for me to give to her future grandchild. I was so inspired by it, that I want to give it to all of my friends now. This book has delightful
drawings and a wonderful message. This book is fun to read as an adult and a child. It is so important that children and adults are surrounded by positive messages like the one this book has to offer. I recommend it for everyone!”
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by Dani Hart Mountain Stars. 2002. ISSN/ISBN#: 0972655409.
by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch St. Martin's Griffin. 2003. ISSN/ISBN#: 0312321236. Other books by this author: Healthy Homestyle Cooking, More Healthy Homestyle Cooking, Eating on the Run, Stealth Health, and Healthy Homestyle Desserts
by Kathy Kater LICSW Grupo Editorial Norma . 2006. ISSN/ISBN#: 9580495661 . En Las personas de verdad son de todas las tallas, su autora, Kathy Kater, confronta dos de los problemas de salud de mayor crecimiento en el mundo, entre niños y adolescentes: la percepción de la propia imagen corporal y la preocupación por el peso. Esta guía práctica les muestra a los padres cómo pueden ayudar a sus hijos a mantener su estima corporal y a tomar decisiones saludables en la alimentación como parte de su vida diaria.
Read, send away for curricula, request a size diversity speaker for your school. Read comments from other students, get background info on bullying and teasing, sign-up to receive mailings and materials. These workshops fit into assemblies, diversity or health classes.
by Kathy Kater, LICSW Broadway. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 0767916085. This book contains 10 essential lessons to build your child's body esteem. At a time when they should feel secure in their developing bodies, most boys and girls today worry about size and learn to make choices that cause the very problems they wish to avoid.
by Erving Goffman Simon and Schuster, Inc. 1963. Other book by this author: The Presentation of Self in Everyday life, Interaction Ritual, Asylums, Behavior in Public Places, Frame Analysis, Gender Advertisements
by Abby Ellin New York: Public Affairs. 2005. ISSN/ISBN#: 1586482289. Simply put, Abby Ellin "gets it." She had a childhood relationship with weight, food, and family that stays with her, regardless of what the scale says today. She candidly tells her story, which isn't always a happy one, but it's often hilarious. Once you read the introduction: Fat Kid Blues - you'll be hooked.
by Pat F. Ballard Pearlsong Press. 2007. ISSN/ISBN#: 1597190101. Lana Clarke arrives to plan her sister's wedding. The strong-willed sister of the bride attracts the attention of the groom's devastatingly handsome best man, Anthony Angelino. But when the sparks become flames, Lana's in trouble. Tony's first wife died mysteriously. Will Lana be next?
by Monica Jackson Mass Market Paperback, B E T Books. 1999. ISSN/ISBN#: 1583140697. Other books by Monica Jackson: Too Hot Too Handle, Heart's Desire, In My Dreams, Love's Potion, a Magical Moment, Never Too Late For Love, Tents in the Clouds
by Kim Chernin New York: Harper and Row. 1981. Enjoy other books by this author: The hungry Self, Seven Pillars of Jewish Denial, In My Mother's House, Cecilia Bartoli, Crossing the Border, Reinventing Eve, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Her Mother, Sex and Other Sacred Games
by Kathryn and Byron Jackson Golden Books . 1947. ISSN/ISBN#: 0307160289 . This is a great story for kids of all ages. Sookie the baby elephant learns to love his sags and bags, avoid diets, and dance through the jungle with his new friends.
by Susan Stinson Firebrand Books. 2004. ISSN/ISBN#: 1563411377. This book was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and named one of the top ten lesbian books of the year by The Publishing Triangle. It was a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award and one of BOOK MARK's top ten fiction books of the year.