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All of us need support in this process of letting go dieting, disordered eating and learning to see our own brand of beauty.  If  you can I think that working with guides who have trained and learned to heal their own food and body images is ideal as there is nothing more healing and invaluable than having your experience seen and heard.  Along in this process, I often recommend books to supplement the work you are doing and that can be a daily touchstone in between sessions or classes.  Since I recommend these books individually all the time I think building a library of your own will give you lots of tools to access again and again.

My favorite five books are:

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, 3rd. Edition.  This book is for all of those ready to start
taking the risks to free themselves from food rules, learn to eat from hunger and fullness and make peace with their weight.

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth.  Learn to understand what you are really hungering for when you eat when you are not hungry.

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies by Hirshman and Munter.  An incredibly powerful book to help decode your frustrations with your body size.  And what life can look like without the body drama.

Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnson.  My favorite book on recovery from eating and body image issues.  This book uses storytelling and metaphor to understand of the “why” of eating problems.

Transforming Body Image: Learning to Love the Body You Have by Marcia Hutchinson.  I think the title explains it :).

There are many other books that are helpful for breaking free from dieting, body image concerns, eating disorders, childhood feeding to maintain eating competence and HAES.  If you would like more resources, let me know and if you have ideas, list them below!

Much Love