Compiled by Theresa Jarosz Alberti

** I will update this Resource List as I find new information and sources. Please check back! Last updated March 2020 **

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Websites and Online Articles:

“Obese Patients Don’t Need to Lose Weight Before Total Joint Replacement, Study Finds”:

“Functional Gain and Pain Relief After Total Joint Replacement According to Obesity Status”:

“Is Obesity a Reason to Avoid Joint Replacement Surgery?”:

“Resources to Fight Joint Replacement Denials for Fat Patients”: Blog post by the amazing Ragen Chastain, packed full of resources, articles, studies and experts on this topic. **A must-read for anyone dealing with this issue!**

Resources for Healthcare Providers:

“Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift”:

Health at Every Size fact sheet:

“The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight- Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight-Loss”:

“Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong”:

“What’s Wrong With the War on Obesity: a Narrative Review of the Weight-Centered Health Paradigm and Development of the 3C Framework to Build Critical Competency for a Paradigm Shift”:

“Fat Bias Kept Me Sick – But Not in the Way You Think”:


Books About Weight Science:

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, 2010

Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weight by Linda Bacon, 2014

[Linda Bacon, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in physiology, specializing in weight regulation, from the University of California, Davis. She also holds graduate degrees in psychology, specializing in eating disorders and body image, and exercise science, specializing in metabolism, and has professional experience as a researcher, clinical psychotherapist, exercise physiologist and educator.

Dr. Bacon is currently an associate nutritionist at the University of California, Davis and the lead investigator for a clinical research study that evaluates the Health at Every Size program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She is also a nutrition professor in the biology department at City College of San Francisco. Additionally, she maintains a private practice, advising individuals, health care professionals and institutions on strategies for implementing the Health at Every Size program.]

Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight– and What We Can Do About It by Harriet Brown, 2015.


Books About Non-Dieting Approaches to Eating:

Intuitive Eating: a Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole, M.S. R.D. and Elyse Resch, M.S. R.D. F.A.D.A, 2012

The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship With Food by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, 2017

The F*CK It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy by Caroline Dooner, 2019

Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating by Christy Harrison (to be released in 2019)


Videos, Blogs and Podcasts on Non-Dieting Approaches to Eating

Stop Fighting Food:

Food Psych Podcast:

The Fuck It Diet:

Videos on Dieting, Obesity and Weight Science by Dr. Linda Bacon