Designed to challenge America's growing obsession with thinness, this book reveals the profound mental and physical effects on women struggling with their weight. It examines the way weight obsession consumes women, shatters lives, and ultimately kills. Documented are four major weight and eating problems-eating disorders, dysfunctional eating, size prejudice, and overweight. A warning call to parents and health professionals, it gives clear guidelines on how women can bring about meaningful change in their lives to improve health and well-being.
At last a book that challenges America's obsession with thinness and reveals its profound mental and physical effects on women. This book examines the ways this obsession consumes women, shatters their lives, even kills. It documents women's four major weight and eating problems eating disorders, dysfunctional eating, size prejudice and overweight all on the rise in modern society. A new approach is needed to deal with these issues in healthier ways. The old ways haven't worked. This book issues an urgent warning call to families, health professionals, and the media to stop today's destructive policies, and gives clear guidelines on how women and those who work with women can bring about meaningful change to improve health and well-being. Written by an international expert in this field, Frances M. Berg, editor of Healthy Weight Journal, licensed nutritionist, and adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. A valuable resource for health professionals in the Afraid to Eat series.
|Book:||Women Afraid To Eat: Breaking Free In Today's Weight-Obsessed World|
|Author:||Frances M. Berg Kendra Rosencrans|
|Publisher:||Healthy Weight Network|
|Number of Pages:||384|
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