Bodies at War
Bodies at WarBattling with Our Self-ImageErik Hemmingsson, Stina Wollter , illustrated by Stina Wollter
Many of us struggle with impossible weight goals and a fatphobic diet culture that hurts more than it helps. In this book, obesity medicine specialist Erik Hemmingsson and artist Stina Wollter share shocking testimonies on weight bullying, both in society and healthcare. They examine a world that seems to be obsessed with health, but which doesn’t actually help people become thinner, fitter or happier.
What does it really mean to be healthy? Is BMI a good tool? What does the latest research say?
The authors show us that a healthier world is possible, by questioning old ideas and highlighting more recent ones. By focusing on your body’s specific needs and wellbeing, rather than your weight, you can achiever better all-round health. And, most importantly, you can make peace with your body.