The list author says: "If you are serious about recovering from the insanity of food and weight obsession, then reading a few books won't do it. That said, the ideas behind these books are powerful and with a commitment to your recovery, professional help (a therapist, supportive friends and/or a group, doctor and if necessary, a nutritionist you can heal from body hatred and eating disorders.
It takes a total mental paradigm shift to really recover from this illness. As long as I bought into the cultural messages about my body, I could not recover.As long as I kept mentally holding onto a particular body size and/or weight that I had to be, I would not be able to recover.
I am not free to be my true self if I am caught up in body hatred or control and fear of fat and food. I want freedom from obsession with weight, food and now aging! I am willing to go to any lengths.
Some day we will see that we are in a time of sizism. Like racism used to be, sizism is still fairly acceptable. With shows like The Biggest Loser on TV and exercise videos asking us to "melt or burn our fat", and the media hyped Obesity Epidemic, it is clear we are at war with our bodies."
"So, so, so good, Laurelee and Carol are wise women who carry the message of compassion and love for our selves. For over 20 years these ladies have trail blazed a body love path with grace and courage."
"This book illustrates how we have chosen to use our quest for thinness instead oF cultivating our spirituality. We religiously adhere to concepts and practices that take the place of our own personal growth. By focusing on our shared desire for losing weight and getting thin, we forge bonds with each other and the holy grail of thinness is our shared goal."