Here you’ll find a collection of resources including videos, articles, and research studies I’ve gathered looking into the Health at Every Size movement.
At the bottom of this post, I’ve included a video of me discussing some of the research studies that are linked below and my thoughts! You’re welcome to add your own thoughts, questions, or further research in the comments on this blog post!
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The Weight of the Nation | HBO Documentary
I am going to link all of the studies I found. Keep in mind that I had full access to many of these through my university, and not all of them are free and/or public access.
Before you start, here is a quick video about how to properly read and understand scientific research:
The Health at Every Size Paradigm and Obesity: Missing Empirical Evidence May Help Push the Reframing Obesity Debate Forward
Effects of health at every size® interventions on health-related outcomes of people with overweight and obesity: a systematic review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30261553
Effects of a new intervention based on the Health at Every Size approach for the management of obesity: The “Health and Wellness in Obesity” study.
Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift
Health at Every Size: Toward a New Paradigm of Weight and Health
Call for an urgent rethink of the ‘health at every size’ concept
Obesity, Health at Every Size, and Public Health Policy
A Health at Every Size intervention improves intuitive eating and diet quality in Canadian women.
Internalized weight stigma moderates eating behavior outcomes inwomen with high BMI participating in a healthy living program
The distinct effects of internalizing weight bias: An experimental study
Unpacking the psychological weight of weight stigma: A rejection-expectation pathway
Psychological Impact of a “Health-at-Every-Size” Intervention on Weight-Preoccupied Overweight/Obese Women
Verified meal, sleep window research explores meal timing as weight-loss strategy
Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines
Teaching the “Health At Every Size” Paradigm Benefits Future Fitness and Health Professionals
The weight-loss-at-any-cost environment: how to thrive with a health-centered focus.
Size acceptance and intuitive eating improve health for obese, female chronic dieters.
Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Free PDF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3120182/pdf/1481.pdf
ASDAH | Association for Size Diversity and Health
From the ASDAH website: “Our culture’s declared “war on obesity” has resulted in significant harm to individuals across the size spectrum both physically and emotionally/socially, through declination of health care coverage, denial of routine health screening procedures, and increased stigmatization. Measures of body weight/size do not accurately reflect an individual”s health status and often lead to ineffective interventions rather than efforts that enhance health and wellness.”
The 5 Health at Every Size Principles: https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/images/uploaded/ASDAH%20HAES%20Principles.pdf
ASDAH Website: https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org
HAES Research Overview Video
If the button does not appear, click this link to watch the video! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dQsogGY4YE-uOzX5BuQrEWloG4e1tzwU/view?usp=sharing