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.
Have you ever felt like you can't escape yourself? Like…truly, you're in this body for the duration of this journey on earth…and have you ever felt just not right in your own body? If so…and especially if you're a woman, this message is for you. Because like you, I have tried to “fit” some ideal image of what I'm supposed to look like.
Am I the right size?
Am I the right shape?
Am I the exercising enough? Eating too much?
But really, all of these questions might be, at least for me, “Am I enough?” If you've felt not enough, it may spill out into questions about what you're supposed to look like. And who gets to say what we're “supposed” to look like anyway?
For me, healing and accepting myself fully has been a journey. One that has involved a lot of prayer, escape from toxic people who tell me I'm not good enough, and a few important friends and mentors along the way. One of those is Alli Spotts-De Lazzer, MA, MFT, LPCC, CEDS
She is a therapist who works with eating disorders and body image, and has come to be an amazing friend of mine. She truly has helped me come to see that I am enough. Exactly as I am. I want her to help you feel the same way.
Thankfully the way we learn is through stories, and that's why Alli had a mission on her heart to create a book of stories to help anyone going through a similar struggle. Alli's book...tells the stories of 23 real, actual people who have been there. They've been down in the trenches of disordered eating, body image issues and feeling less-than. They've conquered their inner demons (for the most part!) and that voice that says “you're not good enough” when you know darn well that you are.
-- Samantha Scruggs, RD