BodyLove Summer Reads: Intuitive Eating, HAES, and More!

With the never-ending buzz of "bikini body" messages, there is no better time than the summer to ditch diet culture, embrace Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and body acceptance. To help you get started, we compiled a list of our favorite books to dig into - everything from psychology education to heart wrenching memoir! Each book provides tangible tools for embracing body positivity, cultivating a sense of sustainable self-love, and challenging diet culture. Click the link on each book title to be directed to the book's Amazon page. Have other suggestions? List your favorites in the comments below!

HAES / Intuitive Eating Education

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Body Respect by Linda Bacon

Body of Truth by Harriet Brown

Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield

Doing Harm by Maya Dusenbery

Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley

Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh

The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise by Hanne Blank

Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe


Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristen Neff

Big Magic by Liz Gilbert

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown



Landwhale by Jes Baker

Hunger by Roxanne Gay

Big Girl by Kelsey Miller

Letting Go of Leo by Simi Botic

Big Fit Girl by Louise Green and Jess Weiner

Shrill by Lindy West

Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons



Eating In The Light of The Moon by Anita A. Johnston

Things No One Tells Fat Girls by Jes Baker

The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor



Dietland by Sarai Walker (also a TV show!)