Yesterday I heard Kate Harding interviewed on CBC radio. It is so true that most dieting is based on self loathing. It is very unhealthy to yo yo up and down on weight. I think it is much better to focus on self acceptance and adopting a healthier lifestyle by eating well and exercising more. I think it is ridiculous to consider being fat as a moral failing and a character flaw.
Kate Harding had co-authored a new book called Lesson from the Fat-O-Sphere, Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body. I also recommend a book by Gina Kolata, the science writer for the New York Times called Rethinking Thin, The New Science of Weight Loss and the Myths and Realities of Dieting.