Here is what I’m referring to when I talk about the scientific literature on weight loss.
Studies regarding the failure of weight loss:
Medicare’s search for effective obesity treatments: diets are not the answer. Mann T1, Tomiyama AJ, Westling E, Lew AM, Samuels B, Chatman J.
An article about the above study: Dieting Does Not Work, UCLA Researchers Report
Weight cycling, weight gain, binge eating and food addiction:
Weight stigma is bad for us:
Perceived Weight Discrimination and Obesity
Literature supporting a non-diet, healthy-habits approach to health:
Matheson, et al: Healthy, Lifestyle Habits and Mortality in Overweight and Obese Individuals
Size acceptance and intuitive eating improve health for obese, female chronic dieters. Bacon L, Stern JS, Van Loan MD, Keim NL.
Adults with greater weight satisfaction report more positive health behaviors and have better health status regardless of BMI. Blake CE, Hébert JR, Lee DC, Adams SA, Steck SE, Sui X, Kuk JL, Baruth M, Blair SN.
Fitness vs. fatness on all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis. Barry VW, Baruth M, Beets MW, Durstine JL, Liu J, Blair SN.
Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Mortality in Overweight and Obese Individuals
The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss
Impact of Non-Diet Approaches on Attitudes, Behaviors, and Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Evaluating a ‘non-diet’ wellness intervention for improvement of metabolic fitness, psychological well-being and eating and activity behaviors
Intuitive eating is inversely associated with body weight status in the general population-based NutriNet-Santé study.
A comprehensive listing of studies around intuitive eating, compiled by Evelyn Tribole, RD.
For a more exhaustive listing of HAES Science, check out The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) resource page.