December 7, 2022

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Gift Guide: Anti-Diet and Pro-Body Books for Adults

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Are you looking for gift ideas? 

As the holidays approach, we wanted to share with you our current favorite anti-diet, pro-body books, and resources. 

These gifts are free of diet culture and will support your friends and family members in tuning in and listening to the wisdom of their bodies.  If you’re looking for other ideas, check out our past gift guides including our Holiday Gift Guide of 2021, Our 2020 Gift Guide: 7 Favorite Food Related Gifts, Our Favorite Cookbooks from 2019, Our Favorite Food and Body Books from 2019, Our Favorite Books for Children and People Who Care For Them from 2019, and Our Favorite Kitchen Essentials.

Anti-Diet and Pro-Body Books & Resources:

1. Raising Body Positive Teens by Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling, and Shelley Aggarwal

Is there a parent of a teen on your list? This book is packed with information from a trio of writers with extensive experience, a psychotherapist, a Registered Dietitian, and a medical doctor. This easy-to-read book includes practical tips, checklists, and thought-provoking exercises to help the reader support their teen in feeling positive about their body. 

2. Your Body is Not an Apology Workbook by Sonya Renee Taylor

This workbook, a companion to The Body is Not an Apology, offers practical tools and frameworks to guide the reader toward radical self-love. Taylor challenges the reader to leave behind shame and not apologize for the powerful body they have.

3. Reclaiming Body Trust by Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant

Want to give a gift to support body trust? This brand-new book offers the reader a path to healing – the Rupture, the Reckoning, and the Reclamation. Kinavey and Sturtevant’s writing and Body Trust framework provide an intersectional and social-justice-oriented approach to healing and body liberation.

2. How to Raise An Intuitive Eater by Sumner Brooks and Amee Severson

Looking for a book for a parent or caregiver who wants to feed their child in a diet-free way? This comprehensive book dives into the research about feeding children and provides practical feeding advice to support intuitive eating and keep diet culture out of feeding. 

5. Simply Julia by Julia Turshen

This is, we believe, the first-ever anti-diet cookbook.  Julia Turshen provides many simple and mouthwatering recipes and weaves in messages of body acceptance and intuitive eating. Elizabeth loves to make lots of recipes from this book. Her current favorite is the Sesame Rice Bowels with Tofu, Quickles and Peanut Sauce.

6. Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture by Virginia Sole-Smith

This book is set to publish in the Spring of 2023. This much-awaited book will be the first of its kind! We have a hunch it will provide parents with information, camaraderie, and support, as we all navigate parenting in the face of diet culture each day. Preorder yours and loved one’s today. 

7. Diet-Free Parenting Cards by Sunny Side Up Nutrition

We are so excited about our brand new resource! This card deck is the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer for the parent that may like extra support in their diet-free parenting journey. Diet culture is everywhere and parenting can be hard, exhausting and confusing, at times. As parents, we are bombarded with messages about how to feed our children. This card deck is meant to serve as an antidote to the many diet culture messages we all absorb each day. 

Do you have a favorite anti-diet or pro-body book or resource right now? What should we add to our list? Comment below.