Years ago, soon after making the decision to commit to loving my body more each day, I came across a magazine article featuring Crystal Renn. I then picked up a copy of her book, Hungry. It completely changed the course of my life. Throughout the years, that book has continuously inspired me to fully accept and love myself and my body.
I know firsthand the power a positive book can have on the way you view yourself and your body. Whether you are in need of inspiration to kickstart your journey toward a positive body image, or you are simply in need of a boost somewhere else along the way, here are some body love books to help you help yourself on your path to unconditional self-love.
Hungry by Crystal Renn
Renn tells the story of her life, from her carefree childhood, to her battle with anorexia, to her health and happiness after recovery. Her story is not only about the joy and success she found after deciding to love her body, but also the peace she discovered in accepting and embracing her “flaws” such as her obsessive, single-minded tendencies. Renn proves that joys such as a healthy life, a successful career, and positive interpersonal relationships can only come when you love yourself fully. Plus, she quotes many important statistics that exemplify how “skinny” and “healthy” are not synonymous. Health is more than possible at any size.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This book is all about the power of positive thinking in any and every aspect of life. It is important to look at health and happiness holistically. Mental, emotional, and physical health are all deeply connected, particularly with body image. When you love yourself and your life, and you are mentally and emotionally healthy, a healthy body follows naturally. This book essentially explains how your thoughts become your life and your reality. As long as you think of yourself as beautiful, you are beautiful. Once you see yourself (and treat yourself) as healthy, you will be healthy.