Dieting

Dieting

Body image/body politic : a world without dieting

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Carla Rice
Donna Ciliska
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Vol 10, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses weight preoccupation and alternatives to dieting. The effects of social stigma and the medicalization of women's bodies. Introduces the Toronto based program Beyond dieting, an alternative program for large women. 

An uncertain well-being: weight control and self control

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Catrina Brown
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

Fat politics: the real story behind America's obesity epidemic

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Eric Oliver
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Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Don Mills, Ontario

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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ISBN13: 978-0-19-531320-8
ISBN10: 0-19-531320-8
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Includes bibliographical references and index. 240 pages; 4 maps, halftones & line illus.; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4

Losing weight: for better, not worse

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English
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Lyne Mongeau
Mireille Vennes
Véronique Sauriol
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Association pour la santé publique du Québec
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

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.

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ISBN 2920202448
WEIP.M66 2005

Lose weight... or be yourself?

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Association pour la santé publique du Québec
Publication Date: 
2004
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Montreal, QC

Provides information on weight-loss products, services and methods, and explores the motivations behind the use of these products.

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WEIP.L67 2004
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, January 2005: " Lose weight while you sleep " "Lose weight and keep it off for good " "New scientific breakthrough...a medical miracle!" We've all seen or read these advertisements for quick weight loss. The weight-loss industry offers a multitude of choices for women (and men): diets, meal replacements, weight-loss programs, natural products, and other devices that promise to give us a flat stomach, slender legs and a model-thin figure. But, most of these weight-loss products, services and methods (WLPSM), do not live up to their promises. The Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ) asks, "Should we continue to encourage an industry with such poor performance, an industry that fails to fulfill it's promises"? A study of more than 200 of the some 350 WLPSM available in Quebec revealed some startling facts: * Several WLPSM promote the misleading assumption that rapid weight loss can be safe. However, rapid weight loss includes not only fat, which is desirable, but also water and muscle tissue, which is not desirable. * Fewer than 5% of WLPSM provide for a structured, supervised environment and, if they do, in most cases it is not monitored by qualified personnel such as physicians or dietitians. * Fewer than 35% of WLPSM encourage physical activity; most ignore this factor completely. This educational guide provides an excellent overview of popular weight-loss methods and the health risks associated with them. The weight-loss industry is unregulated in Canada, and it is clear that the industry cares more about filling it's pockets than fullfilling its promises.

Becoming critical consumers: research and the media

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Elizabeth Blackmore
Wendi Rockert
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines media reports of weight-loss research, and lists ways to critically analyze these reports.

Exposing the diet myth: diets make you eat less

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Randi E McCabe
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto (Ontario)

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.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Friendship, body image and dieiting in teenage girls: a research report

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English
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Susan Paxton
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National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Reports on a research project that examined friendship groups among teenage girls and links to body image attitudes and dieting behaviours.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Eating and living well

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Martha Capreol
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HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Low-carboydrate diets and weight loss

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American Health Consultants
Publication Date: 
2004

Provides a synopsis of research and evidence on the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets (such as the Atkins diet).

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Includes bibliographical references.
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