Body Image Resources
Updated: Aug 11
As you've probably caught on by now, we're big believers in promoting a healthier relationship with food and your body. We believe that you're beautiful and enough just as you are, and we underscore the importance of surrounding yourself with media influences that reinforce that message. Our registered dietitian, Julia Oliver, has put together a resource list of podcasts, books, Instagram accounts (and more!) to empower you on this journey.
Handouts & Journal Prompts:
Support Groups & Programs:
Research: *Disclaimer - stigmatizing words such as ‘obesity’ and ‘overweight’ are used in some of the studies below*
Jeffrey Hunger’s Publications
Is body weight is determined by more than calories in versus calories out?:
Hall, K. D., Heymsfield, S. B., Kemnitz, J. W., Klein, S., Schoeller, D. A., & Speakman, J. R. (2012).Energy balance and its components: Implications for body weight regulation. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,95(4), 989-994. doi:10.3945/ajcn.112.036350
Does weight loss prolong life?
Ingram, D. D., & Mussolino, M. E. (2010, March 09). Weight loss from maximum body weight and mortality: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Linked Mortality File. Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/ijo201041
Review of weight loss studies:
Tylka, T. L., Annunziato, R. A., Burgard, D., Daníelsdóttir, S., Shuman, E., Davis, C., & Calogero, R. M. (2014). The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss. Journal of Obesity,2014, 1-18. doi:10.1155/2014/983495
Questioning the validity of weight loss claims:
Aphramor, L. (2010). Validity of claims made in weight management research: A narrative review of dietetic articles. Nutrition Journal,9(1). doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-30
The decline of metabolism with weight loss interventions:
Sumithran, P. (2012). The defence of body weight: A physiological basis for weight regain after weight loss. Clinical Science, 124(4), 231-241. doi:10.1042/cs20120223
Julia Oliver is a licensed dietitian and registered yoga teacher who has spent her career empowering individuals to heal their relationship with food and movement by providing an alternative to the damaging diet mentality.