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Life Doesn't Begin 5 Pounds from Now

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Did you know the language you speak is as important as the food you eat?

Whether you're a size 2, 12, or 22, it's considered normal to hate your body. Society practically encourages it. But this discontent is really just a way of masking deeper issues such as insecurity, low self-esteem, or a longing for love and acceptance. By focusing on what others tell you are your sh
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Gallery Books (first published December 27th 2005)
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Recommended for gr. 6-adult. Subtitled "A Step-by-Step Guide to Loving Your Body Today", it carries the message that people, particularly women, spend a lot of their time using the "Language of Fat", obsessing over their bodies, rather than working to change what they are really feeling (sadness, anger, feelings of not being in control). I'm not sure that the book will appeal to middle-school girls as they are too wrapped up in fitting in, but the message applies to children as well as adults, i ...more
"Fat is not a feeling...It is not an emotion. Pain, anger, joy, sadness—those are emotions. Fat has just become a catchall phrase we assign to the emotions that we are at a loss to describe."
Jan 31, 2010 toya♡ marked it as to-read
Received this as part of the "DOVE Campaign for Real Beauty" campaign.
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