6 Books I'm Reading in August
As a part of my journey to define my own health coaching philosophies, I will be doing a lot of reading, listening to podcasts, and generally learning about the anti-diet culture and how to develop "normal" eating habits in our world of of salt, sugar, and fat. Here goes nothing! Here is my reading list for August. I've taken them from others' suggestions and good reviews. Feel free to reach out to read them with me or you can use the links here and read them on your own too.
- Intuitive Eating is the key book in the this study. It's basically the book that paved the way for the "normal eating" trend and has sparked the entire intuitive eating movement. It comes with guidelines and helpful tips to start your own intuitive eating. I will mainly be using this one for me in my own journey.
- Dietland is a trendy one focusing on the hug anti-diet movement led mostly by women. It is focused on social media and how women are portrayed to act and feel about their bodies. Plus, it got rave reviews on Amazon.
- Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight is all about the diet culture. It goes through the history of many popular trends and challenges the reader to get it right.
- Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again looks fascinating mainly because it is focused on the brain stuff of eating, which I find really interesting and has an ice cream sundae on the cover. I love learning about willpower and self-control. Just see my article on personal motivation.
- Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do about It is a more clincal and non-fictiony book about weight loss and the insanely lucrative culture around it. It goes on to refute the crap and finally get things right about health.
- Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight is an incredible book written by Linda Bacon (who also has an amazing blog). She is a registered dietician who is shockingly the first one to note that not everyone who is super lean and fit is healthy and not everyone who is on the heavier side is unhealthy. Why this is such surprising news, I don't know.
I'm excited to dive into this new area of study, and I will surely be sharing what I learn along the way. If you want to join me, feel free to shoot me an email or comment below!