Body Positive Power: How learning to love yourself will save your life

Megan Jayne Crabbe

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Body Positive Power: How learning to love yourself will save your life

Body Positive Power How learning to love yourself will save your life We ve been convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we hit that goal weight get those washboard abs shrink ourselves down and change every part of ourselves We believe that our bod

  • Title: Body Positive Power: How learning to love yourself will save your life
  • Author: Megan Jayne Crabbe
  • ISBN: 9781785041327
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • We ve been convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we hit that goal weight, get those washboard abs, shrink ourselves down and change every part of ourselves We believe that our bodies are the problem, but the truth is that our bodies are not the problem How we ve been taught to see them is the problem it s time for us all to stop believing the liesWe ve been convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we hit that goal weight, get those washboard abs, shrink ourselves down and change every part of ourselves We believe that our bodies are the problem, but the truth is that our bodies are not the problem How we ve been taught to see them is the problem it s time for us all to stop believing the lies, and take our power back.Megan s body image issues began when she was five years old She spent her childhood chasing thinness, and at fourteen found herself spiralling into anorexia After recovery she spent years dieting, binging, losing and gaining weight Then she found body positivity, quit dieting, and finally escaped the cult of thin Now she s determined to let as many people as possible know the truth that we are all good enough as we are If you re tired of being at war with your body, then this book is for you.With her inimitable flair, whip smart wit and kickass attitude, Megan argues for a new way of seeing ourselves, and a world where every body is celebrated Where there is no such thing as a bikini body diet and 97% of women don t hate the way they look A powerful call to arms as much as it is inspirational and practical, this book is the life changing answer you ve been looking for.

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    1. Sanne | Booksandquills on said:

      Loved reading this book! It's probably one of the first books I've actually read about body image and I'm so glad I picked this one. If you're sick of the diet industry and are looking for some much-needed advice from a big sister, this is the read for you. It's got some fantastic stats, tips and discussions that will definitely stay on your mind for the next couple of days. It was a fab combo of personal stories, submitted essays and practical tips. My personal favourite bits were probably abou [...]

    2. Hayley Chewins on said:

      This book is truly life-changing. I wish I'd read it when I was fifteen and I'm going to be pressing it into the hands of every girl and woman I know.

    3. Elze Reinders on said:

      This book changed me in the best and most positive way you can think of. I describe Megan and her healing words as a friend you can sit next to and talk for hours and be completely you and and when you leave you feel so much better about yourself. The feeling you are not judged by what drinks or food you order and eat is the best for a LOT of people. Reading this book brought my body positivity to a next and better level. Change the way you think about your body is all about mental health. Accep [...]

    4. Sarah on said:

      Megan's voice is strong, funny and uplifting. I recommend this book to absolutely everyone, no matter their size or gender.

    5. Marta on said:

      this book makes me want to go back in time and hug my 10-year-old self. tell this sad, insecure girl who's just cried over her weight for the first time that she's enough. or even better, i wish i could read this book back then. Megan is a beautiful, incredible and brave person and she's exactly what we need these days. I remember coming across her instagram account and being fascinated by a video of her dancing in her underwear. I couldn't believe you could look like this and be that self-confi [...]

    6. Bree Riley on said:

      Best body positivity book I've read. My favourite sections were the ones on intuitive eating and the step-by-step guide for people trying to incorporate body positivity into their life. Her writing is gracious, and encouraging, and intelligent, and realistic, and makes space for people of all sizes, colours, genders, abilities, and differences to see themselves represented and celebrated. (She also includes a reading list at the back with some of her favourite BoPo books). It's not available in [...]

    7. Bethzua on said:

      TODOS DEBERÍAN LEER ESTE LIBRO. Su vida cambiará y será mil veces mejor <3

    8. Joana Catarina on said:

      It was because of Megan's Instagram that I discovered body positivity. My relationship with my body is not the same since! I may not love my reflection (yet) but I respect my body and I'm grateful for what it does for me every single day.I really recommend this book. Megan is amazing and her writing style is really refreshing!"It doesn't represent us, and it doesn't even try to. It refuses to acknowledge that people of all sizes, shapes, ages, skin colors, genders and abilities exist and are wor [...]

    9. Sarah Obsesses over Books & Cookies on said:

      I feel like everything I've often wondered in the last ten years has been written in this book, plus more. I have struggled with weight most of my life. Mostly it's been with a savage easting disorder that landed me in the hospital at the age of 13 which I sort of recovered but as most people with an ED know it stays in the back of your mind where it lies in wait for the next stressful situation to rear it's ugly head. Although I'm average weight I struggle mentally with thoughts that revolve ar [...]

    10. Karen Whittard on said:

      In a world where everyone is obsessed with the 'perfect' body, and everyone hates their own figure. In a world where we only see the parts of our body that we hate. This book helps us all to love ourselves the way god made us. To see our imperfections as perfect imperfections and to love ourselves and to be happy in the body that we have. Let's all forget our hang ups qnd let's all rejoice. Because we are all beautiful. In all our different shapes and sizes. Who's to say that the perfect size is [...]

    11. Eve on said:

      Megan is a girl with a huge following on Instagram where she posts and promotes body positivity which has resulted in this book coming to life.As a young girl Megan suffered with anorexia and body image issues which she goes into in detail in the book. She shares her tips on body love and how to change your mentality by looking into the history of bodies and attitudes towards them. She teaches us to challenge our mind set and dare ourselves to embrace who we are despite anything we may deem as i [...]

    12. Sarah on said:

      This is probably the best, most comprehensive book about body politics I’ve ever read. No kidding, no hyperbole. I’m legitimately stunned by the simultaneous complexity, nuance, and inherent accessibility of this text; it takes a seriously talented writer to strike that beautiful balance. Megan Jayne Crabbe (or @bodyposipanda as some of you may know her) has always been an inspiration, and I knew she was a totally incredible human, but the breadth and brilliance of this book gives me a whole [...]

    13. Aimee Smith on said:

      We were not born hating our bodies, but I can guarantee that 97% of women have hated their bodies, either temporarily or constantly. This is how toxic and pervasive diet culture is. We live in a society that promotes an ideal body type that only 5% of women actually posses. And if you don’t fit the ideal, better get dieting or else you will never be happy, healthy, and loved. When you start to analyze the diet culture, #fitspo, body shaming and the beauty industry at large, it gets disturbing [...]

    14. AzryahHarvey on said:

      I didn't know what to expect when I read this book as I have never paid much attention to the diet industry, nor have I ever struggled with my weight or dieted, so when I found myself so engrossed 10 pages in I was pleasantly surprised. Megan is an eloquent writer, and she shows real depth of knowledge about the industry while somehow addressing the topic like she is just talking casually to a friend. Her humour shines through and her warm genuine spirit is apparent. It's a book I feel like you [...]

    15. Jessica on said:

      I don’t typically discuss body struggles online, but I’ve had them my entire life, as most of us probably do to some extent. Mine have followed me through diets and extreme workouts and diet pills, and none of it has ever made me a happier person. I found body positivity a year or so ago and when I saw that Megan wrote a book, I knew I HAD to read it, and I am so so glad I did. This book is full of amazing statistics (in case you latch onto those kinds of details like I do) and personal stor [...]

    16. Midnight Blue on said:

      Most importantly, this is a book for everyone - not only those who diet or suffer / recover from eating disorders. Because we all live in a this world, and we grew up with diet culture and fat shaming. It's something we encounter everyday. This book does an amazing job of explaining diet culture, and fatphobia, and everything that comes with it. Reading this made me so angry, frustrated, sad, but it did not leave me feeling helpless. It left me wanting to change something, change the way I see m [...]

    17. Weronika Zimna on said:

      Self hatred isn't healthy at any size.Why isn't all of this common knowledge? Yeah, I'm recovering from an eating disorder but I feel like most of the population could benefit from reading this book. Seriously. PS I wasn't convinced by the cover. Don't let that guide you. The content is SO worth reading.

    18. Lauren on said:

      I'm so appreciative of this book, this is something that I felt I needed to read at this moment in time and it's a start of breaking a diet cycle that I had developed. Was thought provoking and her arguments had back up evidence which supported them. Really hoping there will be another book at some point as I think Megan is inspiring!

    19. Bogi on said:

      I always had the niggling suspicion that something was not quite right with the dieting/health/fitness/food industry, but I always pushed it deep down as I tried to stick to my "healthy eating" diets and exercise regimes. A trip to the gym never left me feeling anything but tired, sad and frustrated that all my hard work seemed to be making no difference to my body shape and size.I'm really grateful to Megan for introducing me to the body positivity community, via her wonderfully positive Instag [...]

    20. Dreadymorticia on said:

      Very interesting book that I would highly recommend to anyone discovering body positivity and diet culture. For someone a bit more well read on the subject, I still enjoyed knowing more about the story behind the IG persona (of which I’m a big fan).

    21. Carys Wiggans on said:

      What an incredibly inspirational and powerful book! I started this thinking that it was an amazing idea but didn’t think it would have such an effect on the way I view myself! It’s completely changed me! I’ll be passing this on to everyone I know! 💚

    22. Aileen Farrell on said:

      An excellent book for a gal in recovery from an eating disorder. I wish all gals could read this! Let’s end diet talk. Everyone is worthy of love. ❤️

    23. Emily on said:

      This is the first book I’ve read on body positivity, and I did because I’ve actually been following Megan for a while. I’ve only recently developed issues with my body image but it’s been incredibly difficult for me to accept that I’m not only aging but outgrowing clothing for the first time in almost a decade. Although I can’t say this book erased all those issues, that’s not what it’s about. It’s helping me begin my journey to self acceptance and body positivity. I loved this [...]

    24. Mirella on said:

      Klockren med en blandning av egna erfarenheter och fakta vilket gör alla tips mer trovärdiga. Så många fina texter skrivna av andra människor med olika problem som fick en att öppna ögonen mer.

    25. Lisa on said:

      Such a helpful book. Right now I‘m not able to put into words how helpful it is. I will most probably write a review later on. I just need a little bit of time to think about it.

    26. Lisa on said:

      I found body positivity after being diagnosed with a chronic illness; about five years on (and with an additional chronic disease under my belt) I needed a push back onto the wagon. Megan's book is engaging, well-written, moving, and often very funny. If you're new to body positivity, this book is a great introduction. If you are already working towards body positivity, then this book is a wonderful quick read to keep you topped up on that bopo power.

    27. Hayley Jones on said:

      This book should be made mandatory reading! Megan is truly an inspiration, and damn straight we all deserve to love ourselves as we are, no matter what

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