129: When It's About the Food and It's Not About the Food
In this episode, Laura Thomas, PhD and Paige explore the concepts of weight stigma and weight bias in detail, and discuss how sometimes it's about the food but it's not about the food. Laura shares about the importance of not being complacent about how we communicate the science of weight and nutrition. We talk about the frequently-cited statistic that 95% of diets fail, and explore the nuance of the evidence. She gives an inside look into the research world including research bias and observation bias and gives some tips for critically consuming the science and the media around nutrition, weight and health.
Laura also shares about her new book coming out in January (in the UK only) called Just Eat It so be sure to follow her on social media to hear about the release of the book near you!
Laura's website: http://www.laurathomasphd.co.uk/
Laura's podcast: Don't Salt My Game
British Medical Journal: Challenging Assumptions in Obesity Research (with the podcast Laura mentioned as well)
World Health Organization report about weight bias
Episode 113: Exploring Weight Stigma
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