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The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,093 ratings  ·  94 reviews
If you've ever struggled with diets, food, body image, or your weight, then The Goddess Revolution is your new handbook for life. Imagine how much you would fall in love with your life again if you weren’t so consumed by negative thoughts around food, your weight, and your body? Imagine if you could effortlessly find yourself at your perfect weight, in your perfect body, ...more
Paperback, 269 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Hay House UK
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Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
The two stars are because this book contained a handful of good, motivational/inspiring quotes that I underlined as I was reading. If not for them, I'd have given this book zero stars if I could. There was no real, practical advice, and basically every chapter had an excerpt from a "goddess" who had joined with the author to advertise for her. The whole time I either felt like I was gearing up to read something really great (that never came), or I felt like I was reading a sales pitch. I also ...more
Emily Kent
I really wanted to love this book. I was super excited when I bought it but I feel like it was a huge let down. I feel like I didn't learn anything new or take away anything important from the book. The entire book was basically talking about loving and accepting yourself and not obsessing over every little thing you eat. That was okay but about 90% of the book focused on her telling us we needed to accept ourselves and stop controlling what we eat. There wasn't really anything I found helpful ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars.
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. I think there are some really wonderful bits that are really helpful. But, as someone from an Eating Disorder background (recovered) there are some points that people might find triggering.

Also, I found the audibook hard to enjoy. Personally, I just didn't connect with the author's voice. But, that's a personal choice.
Rosamond Rose
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love the message in this book, after just a few pages it made me cry realising what a bad relationship I have with my body and food. Going to start a healing journey to rectify this.
Cristine Mermaid
This book was OK for me. I really had my hopes high because it combined the Goddess with body acceptance, both of which I am passionate about. However, it never got deep or really helpful for me. I wanted more. I think a large part of the disconnect is that this book is probably aimed at 20 somethings who have a few vanity pounds. I am not at bars making sure I strike the most flattering pose or worried about how my waist looks to men who may see me when I'm at the coffee shop with friends. This ...more
Kari | Books For The Living
We all know about the different diets that are out there right now (paleo, whole, raw, carb free, sugar free, gluten free, etc).
What if we stopped worrying about what is bad for our body, and started focusing on what is good for our body? What food makes our body feel it's best? That is what this book focuses on.
In the age of fad diets that focus on cutting foods out, this book may be a very radical way of thinking. If you love the body you have now, you'll want to nourish it and treat it well,
Gem Glenister
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are not enough words to express how brilliant this book is!! A must have on the bookshelf!
Angela Fawcett
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Be your number 1 fan.
Be proud of yourself.
High-five yourself when you achieve something awesome.
Tell yourself how proud of YOU you are.
Champion yourself.
Give yourself pep talks.
Be your own cheerleader.
You are one sassy lady.
And you're got this.

Great book to kick start loving yourself and how to make peace with food. Food is nutrition for your one and only body. Love her like the Goddess she is
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
The importance of self care and removing of negative things and thoughts in your life. I enjoyed challenging how I treat myself and realize how much I need to change my inner voice and what I say to myself. I did thing she went a bit over board with the use of the word "goddess" as an identity to adopt.
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I appreciate the fact that Wells wrote a book about embracing your own body. She does have helpful tips and perspectives on building a healthy relationship with yourself. However, there are things that fall short.

- There's about 10+ "Goddess XYZ" samples in this book where Mel (miraculously) cured them of sometimes very serious eating disorders. WAY too many in the book and it just feels like sales for her program.

- A few times, I felt her tone was patronizing like her audience was full of
Jul 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Problems I had with this book: Basically just an advertisement for her life coaching services. Filled with people miraculously recovering from eating disorders after seeing her on facebook and buying into her services. Kept telling me there were no rules about food, and then going on and on about her green smoothies and quinoa bowls. Paid lip service to actual food allergies and intolerances but kept talking about 'gluten free' like it's just a diet. Endless bullet point lists and the writing ...more
Andreea Zelenyak
This book brings nothing new on the table or under the sun!
I wanted to love this book...I really did...but, it just didn't happen! So, I'm DNF-ing this one (after 200 pages)...but, I might add...I'm doing it with loving grace! Lol
Interesting stuff, good tips, beautiful quotes....It was good, just nothing new ( at least not for me).
I loved the quotes and the book cover was very cute!
Do I regret buying the book?...A bit! Will I read it again? No! Do I recommend it?'s between 'maybe', 'I
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
Wonderful book and would definitely recommend to any woman (or man because they also go through bad relationships with food and their bodies). I've struggled and still struggle with the relationship I have with food. For a very long time I have starved myself and overworked out and now to binge this novel, Mel Wells helps explain why we are so obsessed with diets and yoyo-ing. She explains how to let go of guilt and the feeling of failure and teaches you methods to LOVE your body. How ...more
Feb 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was so excited to start reading this book and be a part of what is called “the Goddess Revolution.” And I hate to say it but I was thoroughly disappointed.. I kept flipping the pages because I was waiting her to share some new information, and to really teach us how to “change our relationship with food.” I felt like I kept reading because maybe the secret information was held on the last page.... it wasn’t. If you’re looking to read a book with an inspirational quote every couple of pages and ...more
Laurie Foster
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is life changing. Mel wells really cares about women and her passion shines through in this book.
Jenna Galbut
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I freaking love Mel! WE ARE GODDESSES
It's time to join the revolution!

Mel drops some serious open hearted wisdom in this book!
Sarah Ames-Foley

I’ll admit, I was pretty excited for this one. The subheader reads “Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life.” Without getting too much into my issues, I’ll just say that I’ve struggled with my self-image just about as much as everyone else in the modern world has. While I’ve never hit any extremes, I have always struggled with eating in a healthy, moderate way and with feeling good about my body. So I was really excited to pick up Mel Well’s book and really hoped
Maxine Hargreaves
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lybye-2018-love
This quarter my focus with my studies is the relationship I have with food and my body and this is the first book that I've chosen to read (listen to on Audible) this quarter.

I trained with Marc David of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and I was certified as an Eating psychology coach in 2014. Mel's bio mentions that she is a certified health coach and eating psychology coach, so this is one of the reasons that I chose her book. However, there is no reference at the end of the book
Sarah Lee
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read much about The Goddess Revolution by Mel Wells and since I decided in April to start to be more mindful of what I was eating and try to lose some weight, I thought I would buy it to read. The Goddess Revolution is not a diet book, Mel has gone on her own personal journey with weight loss and body image and tries here to pass on some wisdom she has learned on the way. It is a book which embraces food, looks at how to love and accept yourself without worrying so much about weight, your ...more
Infidelity Recovery
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I really love this book, but I gave it 3 Stars and I'm going to explain why. This book was written by Mel Wells, who is a beautiful person on the inside and outside, and who has been through the ringer somewhat. Too much fame with two little confidence is a bad combination clearly. She sends a very positive and healthy message but it's very rooted in original fear of weight gain, as are most of the advertising / testimonials throughout the book. If you're coming from a place of body related fear ...more
Dawn Todd
Oct 22, 2019 rated it did not like it

Completely superficial view of eating and the body that does nothing to challenge or unpack health myths. No mention of BMI, which is what happens when straight sized women with no insight write about size. Refers to “healthy weight” and features numerous stories of weight loss.

Claims to be a book about stopping dieting yet also claims if you follow the right way of eating you’ll loose weight! This is because she’s taking about “mindful eating” which is basically a posh diet.

Says to eat what
Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
It is a good motivational book. It definitely touches certain subjects that resonates with my current status. Having that said, it is important to recognize the fact that she is not a certified health professional, so there are certain comments that I did not agree with. I am a nutritionist, and I feel she did not give much credit to how nutrition actually works. It has such a big influence on our mind-body axis. The right nutrition will affect how we think and our thoughts and mood will affect ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
If you are in search of surface-level body positivity, you’ll find it here. If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, you’ll find some guidance here on how to re-establish a healthy relationship with food. However, Wells’ language and the testimonials from her “goddesses” are rooted in a fear of gaining weight, or fatphobia. How is that helpful to people who are struggling to love themselves at any size? How is that encouraging for people who are re-learning how to eat intuitively, no matter ...more
Kate ( Earth Heart's Pages )
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
4/5 because it was the thing I needed to read at that point in time

This is a looong looong TED Talk rather than a book with exercises how to stop your dieting mindset. It's Mel's story and the story of many more. She tells you it's okay how you feel, she gives you hints and stories about what could drive your unhealthy mindeset towards food. I think if you are self-reflective already you can really benefit from this. If you don't need a step-to-step instruction guide, but a book that gives you
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this books, especially because it’s published by Hay House. There isn’t anything new in this book really, just a nice little reminder to love yourself. Now this could’ve been done by writing a blog post, a YouTube video or even recording a podcast, but not a book. The “goddesses” stories felt like a sales pitch for her services. Every other “goddess” miraculously fixed her life after meeting Mel... didn’t sound genuine at all. Throughout the book, she’ll give you advice ...more
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
“Stop looking for abs in the mirror after every workout” ... this book was not written for me. Although I think that the self-hatred and shame cycle perpetuated by traditional diet mentality is dangerous and women need a better way, this book felt disingenuous. The author has a history with disordered eating, and although she says she’s past it, it felt like she’s just moved her obsession to “colours & nutrients” over calories & carbs. Also, her advice for *how* to make these mind shifts ...more
Amba Morgan
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the overall message of this book to help people have a healthier relationship with food and their weight. The inspirational and motivational quotes and stories from her clients helped me shift my mindset and recognise some of my own behaviour in them.
But, there were some things that made me uncomfortable in the occasional turn of phrases or assumptions, but not enough to dim the overall message.
The chapters are small and manageable, so if you wanted to do one a day or dive into a
Abi Murray
The 2 stars are purely because I can see the positivity and how it can help some people which is a good thing. However, for me, I had to skim through the last 150 pages. I got so bored I couldn’t wait to be done with it and that is the complete opposite of what I wanted to feel with this book. Mel has managed to pretty much say the same thing for 260 pages. Learnt everything I needed to know in the first few pages. It was then written in a different way, using different metaphors and situations ...more
Kristen McNutt (
This was a good book - I would give it a 3.5 out of 5.
The reason, I didn't give it 5 stars is because i found it to be quite repetitious. It wasn't a very long book which is okay, but I though it could have been an even shorter book if there wasn't so much repetition.
The message it gave was good and there are some good pointers and tips in there. I for sure got benefit from reading it. I would recommend this book, but maybe as an audio version so you can do other things while listening. You
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book has an excellent premise. But it’s not groundbreaking. The way it’s writing you’re always thinking something great is around the corner. It’s a lot of build up with no real climax or earth shattering information.

To be honest, I read the first half word for word, didn’t skip a beat. But after that I was kind of bored with it so I skimmed. It’s a good reminder to love and accept yourself but once again, nothing new or life changing.

It contains information every woman should hear, but
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