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  • How to Finally Make Peace with Your Body, for Good
  • By: Alex Light
  • Narrated by: Alex Light
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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An urgent, enlightening and empowering guide to disavowing diet culture and learning to make peace with our bodies, from body confidence and anti-diet advocate Alex Light.

When we look in the mirror, so many of us see a ‘before’ picture: the miserable person in the side-by-side shot waiting for the ‘glow-up’ (read: weight loss) that will bring true happiness. But it’s not our fault that we see our bodies as projects in need of constant work: this is just one of the beliefs that has been ingrained in us by diet culture. We have been taught to view ourselves as a collection of ‘problem’ areas for which the billion-dollar diet industry holds the solutions.

Step-by-step, You Are Not a Before Picture provides a framework for changing the way we view ourselves and the world around us. Working with experts in the fields of psychotherapy, fitness and nutrition, Alex empowers listeners to interrogate their underlying beliefs, challenge the external and internal forces that are holding us back and finally find freedom in our bodies, for good.

©2022 Alex Light (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A timely and passionate rally against the diet industry." (Cosmopolitan)

"You Are Not a Before Picture sets out to dismantle dangerous dieting habits and encourage self-acceptance." (HELLO)

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every woman should read or listen to this book

I really wish Alex had written this book a 30 years ago. it would have saved me a lot of heartache. still it's going to become a Bible for me raising daughters. Thanks, Alex

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Eye opening

My fav line is that is diets work then wouldn't we just need to do one and then be done forever?
I am done fighting my set weight, I am working on getting over my fat phobia and this book by Alex is a great stepping stone in that journey

She also has an amazing Instagram page!

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Incredible, helpful & well written. Thankyou Alex

I found this so incredibly helpful.. Such a great read & recommend to anyone who struggles body image.

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