Resources for your Diet Rebellion journey
You and I have both been marinating in diet and wellness culture our whole lives. So it's no wonder we need support when we decide to question it and eventually outright reject it. This is a list of trusted resources that will help you answer the questions that come up when you decide to prioritize your health and wellbeing over your weight.
Enjoy. Take what you like, and leave the rest.
When you're ready, I'm here to help. There are many different ways that we can work together.
I've separated the books into research-based and story-based, acknowledging that there is a lot of cross over. Most of the books discuss both eating and body image but are typically focused more one one than the other.
Books with good citations - for the research hungry folks looking for the truth about dieting.
Books with a great story - for the rebels looking for connection and compassion around body image and eating.
There is no way to list all of the incredible podcasts out there helping to disrupt diet and wellness culture.
Listed here are a few of my favourites, along with some specific episodes that address the most common concerns and questions surrounding the anti-diet life.
Links are to Spotify only because that's where I listen. But they are available wherever you listen.
Maintenance Phase: Aubrey Gordon and Micheal Hobbs
The maintenance phase is a podcast dedicated to debunking the myths and legends of the diet and wellness worlds. They dig deep into popular diets and diet books and answer the difficult questions about what it means to be fat.
Is being fat bad for you?
This is the big question isn't it. "Is being fat bad for you?" seems like a quick and simple "yes", until you look a little deeper. Listen with an open mind.
We all have it. We've been marinating in an anti-fat world our whole lives. By examining it, we can question the beliefs that we just took for fact, or didn't even notice were there. Listen here.
The Body Mass Index
You've heard that BMI is an unreliable measure of health. Here, Aubrey and Micheal explain why.
The Obesity Epidemic
What if there wasn't an obesity epidemic? What if what you thought was true, wasn't? Have a listen to some research that isn't very popular in our anti-fat world.
The Trouble With Calories
Calories-in-calories-out has been the weight loss mantra for decades. But it's not that simple. Here's why.