Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating

Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating Review

Reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the "Food Psych" podcast.


68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years. And as many as 66% of people who embark on weight-loss efforts end up gaining more weight than they lost. If dieting is so clearly ineffective, why are we so obsessed with it?


The culprit is diet culture, a system of beliefs that equates thinness to health and moral virtue, promotes weight loss as a means of attaining higher status, and demonizes certain ways of eating while elevating others. It's sexist, racist, and classist, yet this way of thinking about food and bodies is so embedded in the fabric of our society that it can be hard to recognize. It masquerades as health, wellness, and fitness, and for some, it is all-consuming.


In Anti-Diet, Christy Harrison takes on diet culture and the multi-billion-dollar industries that profit from it, exposing all the ways it robs people of their time, money, health, and happiness. It will turn what you think you know about health and wellness upside down, as Harrison explores the history of diet culture, how it's infiltrated the health and wellness world, how to recognize it in all its sneaky forms, and how letting go of efforts to lose weight or eat "perfectly" actually helps to improve people's health -- no matter their size. Drawing on scientific research, personal experience, and stories from patients and colleagues, Anti-Diet provides a radical alternative to diet culture, and helps readers reclaim their bodies, minds, and lives so they can focus on the things that truly matter.

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    Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating Reviews

  • Nancy

    I don't usually review books about health, diet, and fitness. Oh, I've read quite a few in my life. As a matter of fact, what don't I know about diets? Mom put me on my first diet when I was twelve ye...

  • Denise Cormaney

    This book blew me away. If you’ve ever struggled with your weight or body image, regardless of your size, you need to read this book. So that’s probably everyone. It’s well-researched, well-writ...

  • Marsha

    Thoroughly researched and well-written, I hope this book gets a ton of readers. The historical context on dieting is fascinating and it's an eye-opener to realize that diets are pretty much guaranteed...

  • Suzy

    My mind has been completely blown by Anti-Diet. I want to hug Christy Harrison, then go reread this book.This was my first time reading a book about intuitive eating. I have followed some of the intui...

  • Susan

    This book is very well researched, and I appreciated the extensive footnotes to use in future arguments with “weight loss is healthy” friends. I highlighted so many passages, and have been sharing...

  • Katie Dalebout

    Christy is such a great researcher and writer. She has written a book that is so important in the intense diet culture we live in. I'm so grateful for this work and will be recommending it often. It's...

  • M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    "But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years."This is one of the, if not the biggest reasons that people argue against dieting. But it's a shitty reason. ...

  • Erik

    So I have been listening to Harrison's podcast for a bit at the suggestion of a therapist. I think she has some good things to say. However, it is difficult for me to accept that there is a one-size-f...

  • Ragen

    This book is extraordinary. Thoroughly researched, and also inclusive of the personal stories that research biases can leave out, Anti-diet is packed with the answers to all the questions people have ...

  • Laila (BigReadingLife)

    It’s taken me 42 years to get here, but I’m ready to join Christy Harrison and the HAES/anti-diet community in burning diet culture to the ground!...