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Unpacking Weight Science

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Mainstream weight science is built upon a plethora of assumptions. We now know that many of these assumptions about human body weight and health are flawed. Let me tell you why.

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Mainstream weight science is built upon a plethora of assumptions. We now know that many of these assumptions about human body weight and health are flawed. Let me tell you why.

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Unpacking Weight Science

Updated 4 days ago

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Mainstream weight science is built upon a plethora of assumptions. We now know that many of these assumptions about human body weight and health are flawed. Let me tell you why.

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: Article reading: 'What's in a word? On weight stigma and terminology'

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This article is a really important discussion of the issues around how we refer to different body types.  Because not everyone has the time, opportunity or ability to sit and read journal articles, I've done an audio recording for you. Enjoy :-) 

The article details are:

Meadows, Angela, and Sigrún Daníelsdóttir. "What's in a word? On weight stigma and terminology." Frontiers in psychology 7 (2016): 1527.

Available open access here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01527/full

Want more of these as soon as they're published?

Check out https://www.patreon.com/UnpackingWeightScience 

Feb 26 2019

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Rank #2: Ep 5 Anatomy of a weight loss paper

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A research paper is a piece of persuasive writing.  This episode breaks down how all the pieces fit together, the expected rhetoric of weight loss research, common research methods that guarantee statistical significance at the cost of clinical practicalities, how to spot hyperbole, and how the way we usually read research papers leaves us at the mercy of the authors biases. 

Find supporting materials at www.unpackingweightscience.com and subscribe to the Unpacking Weight Science Patreon to access 15 newer episodes immediately: https://www.patreon.com/UnpackingWeightScience 

Jan 25 2019

28mins

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Rank #3: Ep 4: Weight Bias, Stigma and Discrimination

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This episode is an introduction and defines the terms, discusses their impact on healthcare, society and the lives of the people who are impacted by weight-centrism.

Use the Unpacking Weight Science Podcast as professional development!

Subscribe for the most recent episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/UnpackingWeightScience

Buy the study guide (further reading, supporting materials and self-test quizzes):

http://www.lulu.com/shop/fiona-willer/unpacking-weight-science-episodes-1-12-supporting-materials/paperback/product-23784902.html

Prefer a self-paced online course? Go to www.unpackingweightscience.com   

Oct 30 2018

30mins

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Rank #4: Ep 3. How we got here: BMI meets death

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A history of the development of the BMI (including how 'obesity' ended up on child growth charts), how we discovered there was a relationship with weight and death, and how a few powerful men gifted us the weight-centrism we have today.

Use the Unpacking Weight Science Podcast as professional development!

Subscribe for the most recent episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/UnpackingWeightScience

Buy the study guide (further reading, supporting materials and self-test quizzes): http://www.lulu.com/shop/fiona-willer/unpacking-weight-science-episodes-1-12-supporting-materials/paperback/product-23784902.html

Prefer a self-paced online course? Go to www.unpackingweightscience.com   

Oct 30 2018

29mins

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Rank #5: Ep 2: Demystifying Assumptions, De-myth-defying Assumptions

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This episode discusses the two main myths that perpetuate weight loss encouragement as well as the terms, weight centric, weight neutral, lifestyle intervention and concern troll.

Learning Outcomes 

• Recognise the key false assumptions that enable the perpetuation of weight-centric attitudes

• Recognise the various common terms used in the size acceptance community, including ‘weight neutral’, ‘weight centric’, lifestyle intervention and weight neutral interventions and finally ‘concern troll’ 

The supporting materials for this episode including show notes, further reading and the quiz can be found in 2018 Bundle 1 (episodes 1-12) which you can get for $25 USD ($35AUD) in paperpack from Lulu.com or as a PDF by emailing me: fiona@healthnotdiets.com.

Enjoy!

Sep 18 2018

21mins

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