An urgent, enlightening and empowering guide to disavowing diet culture and learning to make peace with our bodies, from body confidence and anti-diet advocate, Alex Light. When we look in the mirror, so many of us see a ‘before’ picture: the miserable person in the side-by-side shot waiting for the ‘glow-up’ (read: weight loss) that will bring true happiness. But it’s not our fault that we see our bodies as projects in need of constant work: this is just one of the beliefs that has been ingrained in us by diet culture. We have been taught to view ourselves as a collection of ‘problem’ areas for which the billion-dollar diet industry holds the solutions. Step-by-step, You Are Not A Before Picture provides a framework for changing the way we view ourselves and the world around us. Working with experts in the fields of psychotherapy, fitness and nutrition, Alex empowers readers to interrogate their underlying beliefs…
Publisher: HQ (9 Jun. 2022); Pages: 256 pages; ISBN-13: 978-0008507565; ISBN-10: 0008507562; ASIN: B09PZMV5XD
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Author’s biography: Alex Light is a body confidence, self-acceptance and lifestyle influencer from London. After struggling from various eating disorders, Alex’s virtual platform transformed from a beauty and fashion blog into a glimpse into her personal struggles. Throughout her journey on social media, Alex has gained an expansive insight into the reality behind eating disorders, as well as weight stigma and diet culture. After a long and arduous recovery, Alex is dedicated to providing a safe space for anyone in the grips of an eating disorder or bad body image.