Resources to Help You Ditch Diet Culture

Dec 18, 2019

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Welcome to the Ditch Diet Culture Resource Guide!

As my clients work to ditch diet culture for good and embrace Health At Every Size® (HAES®) and body liberation instead, I field a lot of requests from them for additional resources to help them in their journey. This resource guide is an attempt to consolidate all of my suggestions in one place.

These resources are generally free from talk of intentional weight loss advice, trendy diets to try, fat shaming/thin praising, diet mentality, demonizing foods, etc. That being said, I am not responsible for the content of these creators, and if someone writes or posts something inappropriate or out of alignment with those values, please don’t assume that I know about it or agree with it.

The resources are categorized (though many of these could definitely fit into multiple categories) and appear in no particular order. Additionally, this resource guide is a living document that I will update regularly. If you have suggestions for the guide, don’t hesitate to send them my way by emailing hello@shohrehdavoodi.com.

Intuitive Eating and Anti-Diet Resources

Books:

  1. Intuitive Eating – Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
  2. The Intuitive Eating Workbook – Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
  3. The Intuitive Eating Workbook For Teens by Elyse Resch
  4. Just Eat It – Laura Thomas
  5. The F*ck It Diet – Caroline Dooner [Note: In the past, Caroline spoke out against intuitive eating because when she had originally tried it, she twisted it into a diet. She has since explained how her own methods and intuitive eating have the same end goal, which you can listen to or read more about HERE.]
  6. Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life – Kelsey Miller
  7. Anti-Diet – Christy Harrison
  8. Is Butter a Carb? – Rosie Saunt and Helen West
  9. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes – Michelle May and Megrette Fletcher

Podcasts:

  1. Redefining Health & Wellness hosted by Shohreh Davoodi (that’s me!)
  2. Food Psych Podcast hosted by Christy Harrison
  3. The Confidence Project hosted by Christina Montalvo
  4. No Body Asked For This hosted by Kendra Crabtree and Megan Moss
  5. Love, Food Podcast hosted by Julie Dillon Duffy
  6. The F*ck It Diet Podcast hosted by Caroline Dooner
  7. Don’t Salt My Game hosted by Laura Thomas, PhD

Other:

  1. Redefining Health & Wellness Facebook group (run by yours truly)
  2. Ellyn Satter Division of Responsibility method for feeding children
  3. Weight Neutral 4 Diabetes Care blog

Body Image, Body Positivity, and Body Liberation Resources

Books:

  1. Body Positive Power – Megan Jayne Crabbe
  2. The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
  3. Body Kindness – Rebecca Scritchfield
  4. The Body Is Not An Apology – Sonya Renee Taylor
  5. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls – Jes Baker
  6. Beauty Sick – Renee Engeln
  7. Fearing The Black Body – Sabrina Strings
  8. Happy Fat – Sofie Hagen
  9. Landwhale – Jes Baker
  10. You Have the Right to Remain Fat – Virgie Tovar
  11. Am I Ugly?  – Michelle Elman
  12. Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!) – Sonya Renee Taylor (geared for children)

Podcasts:

  1. Redefining Health & Wellness hosted by Shohreh Davoodi (that’s me!)
  2. Body Kindness hosted by Rebecca Scritchfield

Other:

  1. Body Image Resilience Course by Beauty Redefined
  2. Taking Up Space With Kate Browne Facebook page
  3. The Body Is Not An Apology website
  4. Living Without Shame Whitney Thore TEDx talk
  5. Body Positivity or Body Obsession? Lindsay Kite TEDx talk
  6. List of Fat-Positive & HAES-aligned support groups and courses created by Lindley Ashline

Joyful Movement, Exercise, and Fitness Resources

Books:

  1. Big Fit Girl – Louise Green
  2. Every Body Yoga – Jessamyn Stanley

Podcasts:

  1. Redefining Health & Wellness hosted by Shohreh Davoodi (that’s me!)
  2. Decolonizing Fitness hosted by Ilya Parker and Candace Liger
  3. The Carolyn Viggh Podcast hosted by Carolyn Viggh

Other:

  1. The Body Positive Fitness Finder created by Superfit Heroes to connect people with body-positive trainers, gyms, and workout classes
  2. The Body Positive Fitness Alliance (BPFA)
  3. Redefining Health & Wellness Facebook group (run by yours truly)
  4. Superfit Heroes Facebook group

Health At Every Size® (HAES®) and Fat Positive Resources

Books:

  1. Body Respect – Lindo Bacon & Lucy Aphramor
  2. Health At Every Size – Lindo Bacon (please note that the author has stated that she got some things wrong in this book and recommends that people read their other book, Body Respect)
  3. The Obesity Myth – Paul Campos
  4. Body of Truth – Harriet Brown
  5. FAT!SO? – Marilyn Wann
  6. Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere – Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby

Podcasts:

  1. She’s All Fat hosted by Sophie Carter-Kahn & April K. Quioh
  2. The Fat Lip hosted by Ash
  3. Redefining Health & Wellness hosted by Shohreh Davoodi (that’s me!)
  4. The Messy Health Podcast hosted by Maddie Deakin
  5. Dietitians Unplugged hosted by Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston

Other:

  1. The Association for Size Diversity and Health (holders of the Health At Every Size trademark)
  2. ASDAH Directory of HAES practitioners
  3. HAES Community directory of individuals who have signed the HAES pledge
  4. List of Fat-Positive & HAES-aligned support groups and courses created by Lindley Ashline
  5. Comfy Fat – blog by J. Aprileo
  6. AllGo app – “a review site where fat people rate the comfort of accessibility of places so others can know what it’s like”
  7. Doodles and downloads from Ashley Seruya (@fatpositivetherapist)
  8. The Adipositivity Project – photography by Substantia Jones
  9. Bodies Like Oceans – photography by Shoog McDaniel
  10. Dances With Fat – blog by Ragen Chastain
  11. Two Fat Professors – blog by Dr. Laurie Cooper Stoll and Dr. Darci Thoune
  12. The HealthNotDiets Digest curated by Fiona Willer
  13. Unpacking Weight Science materials from Fiona Willer
  14. FATTIES (Fashionistas are Truly Terrific in Every Size) Facebook group
  15. Health At Every Size (HAES) Facebook groupRedefining Health & Wellness Facebook group (run by yours truly)
  16. The Big Day – Fat Positive Wedding Chat, Planning, and Support Facebook group
  17. Fat Girls Short Hair tumblr

Mental Health, Sexual Health, and Mindset Resources

Books:

  1. Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
  2. The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk
  3. Self-Compassion – Dr. Kristin Neff
  4. Shameless – Nadia Bolz-Weber
  5. There Is No Good Card For This – Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell

Podcasts:

  1. Therapy Thoughts hosted by Tiffany Roe
  2. Therapy for Black Girls hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
  3. The Mental Illness Happy Hour hosted by Paul Gilmartin
  4. The Latinx Mental Health Podcast hosted by Ana Vidina Hernandez & Alejandra Spector
  5. Latinx Therapy hosted by Adriana Alejandre
  6. Redefining Health & Wellness hosted by Shohreh Davoodi (that’s me!)

Other:

  1. Lists of mental health hotlines and chat services can be found here, here, and here
  2. Online mental health courses on a variety of topics by therapist Tiffany Roe
  3. Let’s Queer Things Up – blog by Sam Dylan Finch

Feminism, Social Justice, and Allyship Resources

Books:

  1. So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  2. White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
  3. The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  4. Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates
  5. Asking For It – Kate Harding
  6. Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
  7. Shrill – Lindy West
  8. Pleasure Activism – Adrienne Maree Brown
  9. Me and White Supremacy Workbook created by Layla F. Saad

Podcasts:

  1. The Good Ancestor Podcast hosted by Layla F. Saad
  2. All My Relations Podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur & Adrienne Keene
  3. Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast hosted by Ericka Hart and Ebony Donnley
  4. Code Switch an NPR podcast

Other:

  1. everydayfeminism.com
  2. Sunday Love Letter emailed out by Kelly Diels which includes feminist essays and marketing tools

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