So, even though I wasn't too crazy about the title, I snapped up the chance to get an advanced reading copy of Living With Your Body and Other Things You Hate from New Harbinger Publications. It sounds like a pretty helpful read, based from the blurb I read about it. It promises to teach us to learn how to cope with the negative and hurtful beliefs we have of ourselves by accepting them, without allowing us to focus on them.
I'll add in a little of the blurb that convinced me to read this book:
You know what it’s like to constantly be checking the mirror, to avoid certain social situations where your body may be exposed, or to gaze longingly at a fashion model in a magazine and think, “Why can’t I be her?” But what you may not know is that people who struggle with negative body image are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. Body image problems can even lead to major financial issues. By focusing on your appearance and little else, you are hurting yourself in more ways than one.
I'm done with hiding behind someone else in pictures. Done with being down in the dumps because of my weight. Done with constantly buying clothes to feel good about myself. Fingers crossed this book helps. I'll let you guys know when I review it.
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