It’s the vacation season and everyone is celebrating their beauty and enjoying the summer vibes. Whether you feel anxious about the way you look, you want to some inspirational reads by the beach or even love to help a friend and raise your awareness about body images these body positivity books will help you to rethink in the way people look no matter their shape, color or size is. It is mandatory for you to be more mindest about the whole body shaming thing and stay away from any negative self-talk that you might get caught in. These books will help you to be more confident and more appreciating to the way you look so you don’t get easily affected with what people say about the way you look. Even if you the other side of people who just get the habit of commenting people and hurting them, this’s also for you maybe it will help you to re-evaluate the way you think or deal with others to be a more caring and lovable human being.
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Enjoy your summer with these worthy body positivity books…
Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life
This book would be a good place to start learning about intuitive eating principles. Kelsey Miller, like a lot of people, has tried every diet with little success and is finally fed up. So, out of desperation, she hires a nutritionist and embarks on the intuitive eating path. The book authentically depicts how discombobulating it can feel to have every food suddenly be allowed (yes, even so-called empty calories), how difficult it can be to shake the “diet” mindset, and how easily and perilously we can be made to feel ashamed of our food choices even when there’s nothing inherently wrong with them.
This quick and easy read by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor challenges conventional approaches to body size and its relationship to health. It touches on a broad range of topics including size discrimination, socioeconomic status, stress, and our relationships with food and exercise.
Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image
This is a collection of body positive essays written by women of color, lesbians, strippers, and academics. To name a few. All of these are women resisting the societal expectations of the perfect woman. It challenges women to think differently about their body issues, the issues of the women around them, and to look at the structures in place that are designed to make women feel insecure. Also, while a reader might not love every chapter, there’s a chapter in the book for everyone.
Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass
Landwhale by Jes Baker is a group of essays, it’s more on the memoir rather than a handbook. Jes talks about some painful experiences in her life and she discusses the navigating in our fatphobic world. Jes is being very open, honest, and vulnerable in her book. You will figure that she is pushing the reader to examine their own biases about others and themselves.
You get 365 life-prompts from this life guide book by Rosie Molinary. You can use this guide sometimes for your journal, and it gives you a glimpse of things to do or things to not do ( Like stop apologizing!).
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
Lindy West’s courageous and humorous memoir, Shrill, details her journey in breaking free from these expectations as a successful stand-up comic, popular internet writer, and plus-size woman. She blends the personal and the political well, moving from how she developed her love of comedy to how she confronted sexist bosses and internet trolls.
Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Another body positivity book by Linda Bacon that provides solid information on health and how it relates to size. This book tells you the truth about the scientific side of eating and dieting. It also provides valuable information EVERYONE needs to know to enjoy a healthy lifestyle no matter their size was.
Do you want to eat anything you want, whenever you want, without anyone or inner voice telling you what you can and can’t eat? This book is what you really need! Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietician, she reveals applicable ways to guide her readers into a healthy lifestyle, away from dieting and counting calories. Body Kindness is quite on the informative side and it also providing positive self-care habits of eating balanced meals, exercise regularly, sleep well, finding valuable significant other in life, and more importantly caring for others.
The Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves
This is a raw emotional and powerful imagery of body positivity experience the writer Destiny Allison has crafted as she engaging her own story of overcoming life’s challenges. This including her journey with body image issues, work stressors, marital strain and of course the role of women in our culture. This is a great inspirational story of a woman who learns how to love herself and take actions to makes positive changes on her behalf.
Open Your Heart
This isn’t a book for your how to deal with your own body positive image only, it’s like a life guide for how to deal with all kinds of relationships in your life. From your family relationship to how to deal with friends, significant other, and of course love your own body. Gemma Cairney also provides a guide for how to figure it out if everything went wrong.