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Eating and living well  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/wellness7.pdf

Summarizes how forward thinking and positive body image can help in following a healthy diet and establishing an exercise regimen. Provides tips in the form of small steps one can take to achieve a healthier lifestyle. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2005
Exposing the diet myth: diets make you eat less  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Exposingthedietmyth.pdf
Debunks the myth that dieters actually eat less than do non-dieters by reviewing the evidence comparing the eating behaviours of dieters and non-dieters. Presents alternatives to dieting. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Friendship, body image and dieiting in teenage girls: a research report  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Friendshipbodyimageanddietinginteenagegirls.pdf
Reports on a research project that examined friendship groups among teenage girls and links to body image attitudes and dieting behaviours. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Becoming critical consumers: research and the media  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Becomingcriticalconsumers.pdf
Examines media reports of weight-loss research, and lists ways to critically analyze these reports. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Lose weight... or be yourself?  
http://www.aspq.org/DL/losing_weight.pdf
Provides information on weight-loss products, services and methods, and explores the motivations behind the use of these products. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Losing weight: for better, not worse
Explores the basic principles of healthy weight management and principal knowledge on weight-loss products, services and methods (WLPSM), their limits and the risks associated with their use.
Published: 2005
Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating and others
Offers expert advice on the causes, effects and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and a host of less familiar eating disorders.
Published: 2001
Low-carboydrate diets and weight loss  
http://www.ahcpub.com/hot_topics/?htid=1&httid=1605
Provides a synopsis of research and evidence on the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets (such as the Atkins diet). (See Details)
Published: 2004
Fat politics: the real story behind America's obesity epidemic   
http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Politics/AmericanPolitics/PublicPolicy/?view=usa&ci=9780195313208

Argues that “a handful of doctors, government bureaucrats, and health researchers, with financial backing from the drug and weight-loss industries, have campaigned to create standards that mislead the public.”

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Published: 2006
An uncertain well-being: weight control and self control  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article discusses weight preoccupation as a women's health issue and as a feminist issue. Illustrates how women can work together to create change in their lives. Examples given of programs that focus on empowerment to increase self esteem and sense of self direction. 

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Published: 1987