Preorder: MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, & Body Image Issues by Alli Spotts-DeLazzer
MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, & Body Image Issues is a blend of motivational self-help, memoir, psychology, and health and wellness. Alli Spotts-De Lazzer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an expert in eating and body image issues, and a woman on the other side of her own decades-long struggle with food and body.
A $702 billion global diet/nutrition and weight loss industry shows that people worldwide are devoted to achieving maximum health and their desired bodies. Yet mainstream approaches are failing these individuals, and sadly, science proves this. Intent on gaining the “health” and “happiness” that diets promise, consumers keep trying. They become sad and frustrated, believing they’re failing when they’re not. They simply need a legitimate, alternative path, which MeaningFULL offers. Through the contributors’ diverse, real-life mini-memoirs followed by Spotts-De Lazzer’s commentaries, readers will learn about themselves and discover their unique, unconventional formulas for conquering their issues. Along the way, MeaningFULL will also guide them towards more self-appreciation, wellness, and fulfillment.
MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, and Body Image will increase readers’ knowledge about eating issues that range from subclinical dieting and body image problems to clinical eating disorders. Through 23 mini-memoirs followed by a specialist’s clinical commentaries, readers will learn about the following: a range of eating issues from “normal” or subclinical to serious eating disorders; the subtle nuances between different feeding and eating disorders; common medical and nutritional concerns related to these issues; pertinent resources to support those struggling with these problems; and the subjective experiences of people who have experienced these issues. MeaningFULL blends the genres of psychology, nutrition, medical, health and wellness, motivational self-help, and memoir.
-- Kimberlee Bryce, Managing Editor for Family Therapy Magazine, American Assoc of Marriage and Family Therapists