Thin Is the New Happy
Friday, August 24, 2012
I'm not a big fan of self-help weight loss books, but this one appealed to me on the shelves so I bought it. Good decision.
Although the book does discuss what the author did, it focuses more on body image, why it's distorted and some hints for getting over that.
I know I don't have a good image of my body, none of the girls in my family do. This book is helping me think through the root causes and work out ways to overcome them.
There were several points that really hit home. My favorite was not caring how I dress and claiming it's what's inside that matters and dressing well is caving in to the magazine culture image of beauty. I tried an experiment last night and dressed carefully and consiously before going out and I did feel different.
If you can find the book at your library, it's well worth a quick read.