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Fall 2013: Naropa Magazine, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, by Lisa Birman.

Linda Bacon is also working to shift the focus from weight to health. Through a clinical research study funded by the National Institutes of Health and cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Linda established the Health At Every Size (HAES) program. Her bestseller Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, presents the findings of that study. Linda explains, “The results were not surprising: the program that was about body respect…led to all that we hoped: increased enjoyment in all realms, and improved emotional and physiologic health. This was in sharp contrast to the diet program, which took participants on a roller coaster of initial weight loss and health improvements, and then back to baseline or worse at the end of two years, with significantly reduced self-esteem.”

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