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  • Writer's pictureLaura Shaw

Top 10 Books I Recommend to Clients

Updated: Jun 6



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Before I begin, I want to ask you a few questions to determine whether this blog post is for you.


  • Are you tired of the endless cycle of dieting and restrictions, longing for a more balanced and liberating relationship with food and your body?


  • Have you ever wondered how to break free from the pressures of societal beauty standards and embrace radical self-love?


  • Are you curious about the revolutionary concept of intuitive eating and how it can free you from diet culture?


  • Are you looking for practical tools and workbooks to guide you or someone you care about on the path to recovery from an eating disorder?


  • Have you ever considered the importance of self-compassion and kindness in transforming your relationship with your body from the inside out?


Friend, if you answered yes to any of those questions, this blog post is for you! As an Eating Disorder Recovery and Body Image Coach, I am often asked how someone can begin their journey to body neutrality and food freedom. Well, look no further! Here are the top 10 books I recommend to clients and anyone looking to begin their journey to freedom and full recovery! 


by Christy Harrison

This groundbreaking book by Christy Harrison delves into the harms of diet culture. It offers a compassionate guide to embracing intuitive eating, helping individuals reconnect with their bodies and reclaim their happiness.


by Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya’s book is a celebration of self-love and body acceptance. It encourages readers to embrace their unique selves and reject societal pressures to conform to unrealistic beauty standards.


by Jennifer Gaudiani

Jennifer’s informative guide explores the medical complications of eating disorders, providing valuable insights for both those in recovery and their support networks.


by Laura Thomas - Laura’s book offers a practical approach to intuitive eating, helping readers develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.


by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb - This workbook is an invaluable resource for those on the path to recovery, offering practical exercises and guidance to support healing.


by Rebecca Scritchfield

Rebecca’s book focuses on the importance of self-compassion and kindness on your journey to freedom from diet culture. 


The book and accompanying workbook provide a comprehensive guide to intuitive eating, helping individuals break free from diet culture.


by Sabrina Strings

This eye-opening book explores the complex intersection of race and fatphobia, shedding light on the racial origins of body image issues.


by Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant

Hilary and Dana guide readers toward reclaiming trust in their bodies and finding healing and liberation.


by Chrissy King

Chrissy’s work powerfully explores body liberation, emphasizing inclusivity, diversity, and the importance of challenging stereotypes.


Knowledge is power in the journey to body acceptance and food freedom. As you embark on this path, these recommended books can be your trusted companions. Remember, healing takes time, and it's okay to seek additional support. If you're looking for more personalized guidance, have any questions, or need assistance along the way, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to help and support you on your unique journey.


With Hope,

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P.S. I want to be transparent with you: the links to the books in this post are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Please know that this helps support my work in creating content like this and offering valuable resources to those in need. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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