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Disclaimer: The websites and books listed are for the purpose of information gathering only. The Body Positive website and the resources we share are in no way intended to be a substitute for medical treatment or psychological care. If you are struggling with an eating disorder or other psychological or medical issue, please get professional help.
- Looking for the “other” Body Positive? Reach Dr. Deb Burgard’s “body disparagement-free zone” to “change your mind, change your culture, and let your body be.” You’ll find excellent information about Health at Every Size, including clear answers to the confusing questions about weight and health.
- Linda Bacon, PhD, author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
- The Body Is Not An Apology
- Association for Size Diversity and Health
- Council on Size and Weight Discrimination
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Eating Disorders Recovery and Support
- Healthy Weight Network
- Intuitive Eating
- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (IAEDP)
- Andrea's Voice Foundation
- About Face
- Top Five Mental Health Problems Facing College Students
- Families Empowered and Supporting the Treatment of Eating Disorders
- Gurze Books
- Eating Disorders Resource Catalog
- Voluptuart—Arts and Gifts for Celebrating your Body!
- Love Guerrillas Manifesto Follow The Body Positive's Jessica Diaz's writing on being a size diversity activist and Body Positive leader.
- Body Love Wellness Golda’s mission is to empower plus sized women to live their best, most joyful lives, free of stress and shame over what they eat and what they weigh.
- Karen Koenig Karen answers your questions about how to become a “normal” eater.
- Dances With Fat The phenomenal dancer Ragen Chastain created her blog because she believes that basic respect and the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are not size dependent.
- Bacon, L. & Aphramor, L. (2014). Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight. Texas: BenBella Books, Inc.
- Bacon, L. (2008). Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight. Texas: BenBella Books, Inc.
- Berg, F. (2008). Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Today’s Weight-Obsessed World. Hettinger, ND: Healthy Weight Network.
- Bloom, C. (1994). Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model. New York: Basic Books.
- Brach, T. (2004). Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha. New York: Bantam Books.
- Chernin, K. (1981). The Obsession: Reflections On The Tyranny Of Slenderness. New York: Harper & Row.
- Fraser, L. (1998). Losing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry. New York: Plume.
- Gaesser, G. (2002). Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight And Your Health. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books.
- Gendler, J. R. (2007). Notes on the Need for Beauty: An Intimate Look at an Essential Quality. New York: Marlowe & Company.
- Hanson, R. (2013). Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. New York: Harmony Books.
- Johnson, S. (2013). Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships. New York: Little, Brown and Company.
- Kater, K. (2004). Real Kids Come in All Sizes: Ten Essential Lessons to Build Your Child's Body Esteem. New York: Broadway Books.
- Kater, K. (2012). Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know. North Saint Paul, MN: Body Image Health.
- Koenig, K. (2005). The Rules of "Normal" Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between! Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books.
- Normandi, C. & Roark, L. (2001). Over It: A Teen's Guide to Getting Beyond Obsessions with Food and Weight. Novato, CA: New World Library.
- Normandi, C. & Roark, L. (1999). It’s Not About Food. New York: Perigee Books.
- Oliver, J.E. (2009). Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America’s Obesity Epidemic. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Orbach, S. (2009). Bodies. New York: Picador.
- Orbach, S. (2002). Susie Orbach On Eating. London: Penguin Books.
- Satter, E. (2008). Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. Madison, WI: Kelcy Press.
- Smeltzer, D. (2006). Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books.
- Wann, M. (1998). Fat! So?: Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press.