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FSTNW Member-Recommended Resources on Body Image

In a discussion on the FSTNW listserv, members recommended several books on body image.

embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) by Connie Sobczak

From Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) offers hope and a gentle path to self-love. The book’s message is rooted in the belief that people inherently possess the wisdom necessary to make healthy choices and live in balance. It emphasizes that self-love, acceptance of genetic diversity in body size, celebration of the unique beauty of every individual, and intuitive self-care are fundamental to achieving good physical and emotional health.”

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

From “Written by two prominent nutritionists, Intuitive Eating focuses on nurturing your body rather than starving it, encourages natural weight loss, and helps you find the weight you were meant to be.”

The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks by Thomas Cash PhD

From “Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to accept and enjoy the way you look instead of constantly worrying about and criticizing your appearance? What if instead of focusing on your flaws, you felt confident with the body you have right now?…The Body Image Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you stop focusing on your perceived imperfections and start feeling more confident about the way you look.”

Body Image Remix: Embrace Your Body and Unleash the Fierce, Confident Woman Within by Summer Innanen

From “In this refreshingly amusing self-help guide, body image expert Summer Innanen gives you the low-down on why changing your body image isn’t about changing your body—it’s about changing your mindset.”

Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon

From “Based on solid scientific research, Bacon provides us with new concepts that will forever change the way we think about hunger, nourishment and weight regulation. Judith Matz, LCSW Psychotherapist and Author.”

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