Books for Dealing with Body Image


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This list is from Renee Pletka, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Eating Psychology Teacher and Holistic Health Coach.

Following are a few books and podcasts in the realms of food, body, health and wellbeing that I’ve recently found enlightening. Perhaps you will, too.

Every Body
An insightful podcast counteracting the pervasive myths and misconceptions about food, dieting and body image with hard science and engaging storytelling.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
A deeply moving, brutally honest memoir of food, weight, self-image and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself by New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay.

Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life

A hilarious, inspiring memoir chronicling author Kelsey Miller’s journey into self-loathing and disordered eating — and out of it. This is a memoir for anyone who’s dealt with a distorted body image, food issues or a dysfunctional family.

Milk Street Radio
From Thailand street food to a Syrian refugee camp bakery, Christopher Kimball forages the world to bring culinary insights and recipes to listeners, while telling interesting stories about the food we eat. The podcast also features listeners’ cooking questions and simple techniques for homemade meals.

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Person

With great humor, vulnerability and candidness, award-winning author Lindy West boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect.