Linda Bacon, PhD

inspiring a global transformation to a more just world,
where all bodies are valued,
respected,
and supported in compassionate self-care

1/6/16, Upworthy, Last week, Melissa Harris-Perry was “a bit distressed” by a new commercial featuring Oprah Winfrey, by Robbie Couch

[snip] Harris-Perry is on to something. Because not only should someone’s size be irrelevant to their self-worth, it’s not even necessarily relevant to their physical health. Don’t take my word for it, though — listen to Linda Bacon, Ph.D. She’s a researcher and author of the new book, “Body Respect,” and well-versed in weight-regulation science. Bacon told Upworthy that, despite a lot of commonly held notions, you can’t tell much about an individual’s health simply by looking at their waistline. “Even the heavily entrenched idea that heavier people eat more than thinner people isn’t supported by data,” Bacon explained.

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