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Live Nourished: Make Peace with Food, Banish Body Shame, and Reclaim Joy (Paperback)

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Reject diet culture, achieve a healthy relationship with food, and nourish your body and soul with this book from registered dietitian, nutritionist, and creator behind the Instagram @TheNutritionTea, Shana Spence.

In Live Nourished, Shana Spence starts by exposing diet culture for what it is: a patriarchal, capitalist mindset that is engrained in countless aspects of our society, and that keeps us from living healthily and joyfully. It’s a systemic belief that equates fitness, health, and thinness with worth and assigns food a moral value. And it’s a belief that pervades our society.

Spence’s arguments will open your eyes to the insidiousness of this mindset, which coopts the way that we speak, we eat, we move, and live our lives. Through a takedown of diet culture in all its forms, Spence explains why diets don’t work, and provides you with the courage and the knowledge needed to prioritize nourishing the body and soul.

To get there, Spence walks you through healing your relationship with food. Touching on concepts like intuitive eating and health at any size, Live Nourished provides you with a roadmap towards eating, moving, and living in a way that works for you.

Spence’s thesis is simple: If we can learn to separate ourselves and our worth from diet culture, we can learn how to eat when we’re hungry, meet our body’s unique needs, and discover which foods give us pleasure—all while nourishing our bodies and souls in the process.

About the Author

Shana Minei Spence is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who calls herself an “all foods fit” dietitian. Spence is the creator of the hugely popular Instagram account @TheNutritionTea, as in giving the tea on nutrition. She works in public health with a focus on community health and runs a private practice where she has helped hundreds of clients stop harmful dieting habits for improved health and happiness. She has appeared on Good Morning America online, has given talks for Peloton and the national Eating Recovery Center, and been featured on NPR and in Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Outside, Shape, and other outlets. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781668014974
ISBN-10: 1668014971
Publisher: S&S/Simon Element
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English