Non-Diet Approaches Bibliography

    Note: Books can be found in libraries, bookstores, or by mail from:
    Amplestuff, P.O. Box 116, Bearsville, NY 12409 PH: 845-679-3316.
    Gurze Books, P.O. Box 2238, Carlsbad, CA 92018 PH: 800-756-7533.


Atrens, Dale M., PhD. Don’t Diet. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1988.

Beller, Anne Scott. Fat and Thin: A Natural History of Obesity. New York: Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 1977.

Bennett, William, MD, and Joel Gurin. The Dieter’s Dilemma: Why Diets Are Obsolete–the New Setpoint Theory of Weight Control. New York: Basic Books, 1982.

Berg, Frances M. The Health Risks of Weight Loss Excerpted from The Health Risks of Obesity. Hettinger, ND: Healthy Living Institute, 1993.

Bruno, Barbara Altman, PhD. Worth Your Weight: What you can do about a weight problem. Bethel, CT: Rutledge Books, 1996.

Chernin, Kim. The Hungry Self: Women, Eating, and Identity. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

Chernin, Kim. The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Ciliska, Donna. Beyond Dieting. Brunner/Mazel, 1990.

Cohen, Mary Anne. French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.

Erdman, Cheri, EdD. Nothing to Lose: A Guide to Sane Living in a Larger Body. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1995.

Ernsberger, Paul, and Haskew, Paul. Rethinking Obesity: An Alternative View of its Health Implications. Monograph of Journal of Obesity and Weight Regulation, Vol 6, No. 2, Summer 1987.

Garner, David W., PhD, and Wooley, Susan C., PhD. Confronting the Failure of Behavioral and Dietary Treatments for Obesity. Clinical Psychological Review 11 (1991), pp. 729-780.

Garrison, Terry Nicholetti. Fed Up! A Woman’s Guide to Freedom from the Diet/Weight Prison. New York: Carroll and Graff, 1993.

Hall, Lindsey. Full Lives: Women Who Have Freed Themselves from Food and Weight Obsession. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.

Hayes, Dayle. Body Trust [Video]. 1-800-321-9499.

Hirschmann, Jane R., CSW, and Zaphiropoulos, Lela, CSW. Preventing Childhood Eating Problems: A Practical, Positive Approach to Raising Children Free of Food & Weight Conflicts. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1993. [Originally published as Are You Hungry? by Random House and was published as Solving Your Child’s Eating Problems by Ballantine Books in 1990.]

Hirschmann, Jane and Munter, Carol. Overcoming Overeating. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1988.

Hirschmann, Jane and Munter, Carol. When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1995.

Johnson, Carol A. Self-Esteem Comes in All Sizes: How to be Happy and Healthy at Your Natural Weight. New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Kano, Susan. Making Peace with Food: A step-by-step Guide to Freedom from Diet/Weight Conflict. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

Kaplan, Jane Rachel, Ed. A Woman’s Conflict: The Special Relationship Between Women and Food. Englewood, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980.

Mayer, Ken. Real Women Don’t Diet. Bartleby Press, 1993.

NAAFA, Inc. Size-Acceptance & Self-Acceptance. Sacramento: NAAFA, Inc., 1995.

Omichinski, Linda. You Count, Calories Don’t: The HUGS plan for Better Health Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1992.

Rose, Laura. Life Is Not Weighed on the Bathroom Scale: Don’t Be a Victim of the Thinness Conspiracy. Waco, Texas: WRS Publishing, 1994.

Roth, Geneen. Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating. Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Satter, Ellyn. How to Get Your Kid to Eat…But Not Too Much: From Birth to Adolescence. Palo Alto: Bull Publishing, 1987.

Schwartz, Hillel. Never Satisfied: A Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies, and Fat. New York: Free Press, 1986.

Sward, Sharon, LPC. You are more than what you weigh: Handbook: improving your self-esteem no matter what your weight. Wholesome Publishers, 1231 S. Parker Rd., #102, Denver, CO, 1995.

Wegeleben, Eileen. Just the Weigh You Are. Renton, WA, 1986.

Wiley, Carol, Ed. Journeys to Self-Acceptance: Fat Women Speak. The Crossing Press, 1994.


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