My Top 5 Non-Diet Books

If you're a total nerdy bookworm like myself and have a tonne of books on your bedside locker - welcome! I adore learning and books have helped me immensely on my journey into specialising in non-diet nutrition. There's nothing quite like the excitement of receiving a new book in the postbox. Over the years, I've collated quite an impressive collection of books that support health, non-diet nutrition, intuitive eating and body acceptance and this list continues to grow. Given the current health crisis, I've been spending lots of time reading and getting through that stack on the bedside locker!

If you're beginning your own journey into intuitive eating and non-diet nutrition and would like to learn a little more, here are my top 5 books I recommend you start with.

1. Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Programme That Works

by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

The original intuitive eating book was published by the founders of intuitive eating in 1995 and the latest edition is set to be released in June 2020. This book was life-changing for me and was the catalyst for changing how I practice. It details each principle of the intuitive eating process, coming from a research and evidence based perspective and is the perfect place to start.

2. Just Eat It

by Laura Thomas

This book helps you get your shit together around food and comes from an intuitive eating, social justice and nutritional science perspective. Lot's of real talk in here, along with practical tools and exercises to help heal your relationship with food.

3. The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women's Obsession with Food and Weight

by Michelle Mary Lelwica

Detailing our cultural obsession with weight loss, Michelle brings us through the societal cues that cause us to obsess about our weight. She speaks of how the pursuit of obtaining a slender body has developed into a "religion", complete with its own set of beliefs, myths, rituals, images and moral codes. A fascinating and eye-opening read.

4. Embody

by Connie Sobczak

This book emphasizes that self-love, acceptance of genetic diversity in body size, celebration of the unique beauty of every individual, and intuitive self-care are fundamental to achieving good physical and emotional health.

5. Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women can Transform their Relationship with Food through Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling

by Anita Johnson

Anita does a beautiful job of storytelling to discover and address the issues behind our negative attitudes toward food. It explains the inner workings behind our relationship with food, through poetic wisdom.