Book Review. The Body Image Blueprint – Your go to guide for Radical Self – Reverence. Jenny Eden Berk. MSEd. 

The Body Image Blueprint is an honest, refreshing, and oftentimes, witty approach to finding body love and acceptance in a society that preaches otherwise. The Body Image Blueprint recounts Jenny Eden Berk’s struggle to find clarity in a culture obsessed with dieting. Through her own experience and with her proven techniques, Jenny helps readers navigate their own body image blueprint.

In this book you will find:

– Interviews from more than 50 men and women between the ages of 22-70 talking about their own body image perceptions.

– Conversations about the rawness and commonalities between so many of us who struggle with body image

– Techniques and effective strategies for building your own personal body image blueprint.

Never before has a book combined the beautiful vignettes of a classic memoir combined with the healing how-to’s of a self-help book in this way. The body image stories and journey’s of the men and women featured through Jenny’s interviews complete this debut book in a stunning, poignant and powerful way.

Everyone deserves to learn to love and accept themselves. Whether you’ve been struggling or just need a little self-love boost, buy this book and start your journey today!

“Jenny wraps up the experiences of becoming, growing into, and loving our bodies in a way that captivates the soul and encourages true compassion toward ourselves. I found myself smiling, cheering in agreement, and saying yes to her action steps. Jenny’s artful way of storytelling along with her mindful eating expertise bring this book together in a way that encourages every woman to celebrate who they are in profound ways well beyond the body and into the mind and soul. Every woman should own this book and share it relentlessly!” – Sarah Steckler, self-care strategist

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Genre Health, Family, and Lifestyle

My Rating 👍👍👍👍

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Easy to follow, split into three parts – Jenny tells her story, then uses the experiences of others to tell their story, and finally a blue print for our own use: recipes, and yoga recommendations,  and replacing our negative thoughts with positive ones. 

I love the humour Jenny uses. It is funny how we rarely use that humour when we view our own bodies negatively, until much later when the damage has been done. 

I learnt a lot from the book. There are passages that gave me a lot to think about. With as babies we aren’t ashamed of our bodies, we don’t feel the need to diet, or compare ourselves. So what happens along the way, is it the attitude of our parents to diets, and food, or the media?

The good food/bad food idea, that is probably embedded into most of our heads, actually made me think hold on a second…

This book is relevant to me at the moment because I am twenty one, and I don’t have the metabolism that I had when I was sixteen, and my poor eating habits are catching up with me! But after a few years of trying to fit clothes that are too small, and not my style, dieting, and not liking my body, I am well on my way to not giving a stuff, and this book helped me. It points out a reasonable question, why will being skinny make you happy? Will finally achieving that certain weight make you happy?

Hm, perhaps not. 

The pregnancy parts as well were interesting, because you know, giving birth is an incredible feat, and trying to immediately get your body back to the size you were isn’t going to be easy, and I have seen celebrities ribsfive, or so, months after they have given birth, and it makes headlines. I just don’t know why you would be worrying about that when you should be enjoying your new baby. How is that attainable?

The second section of the book asks other people questions, men as well as women. It can sometimes feel like pulling teeth when asking men to tell you how they feel! Two of the questions, What is one part of your body that you love? stumped me, whereas What is one part of your body that you dislike or are uncomfortable with? was much easier to answer.

I think, as Jenny says, this madness has to stop. Body image, and the way we perceive ourselves, and others, is clearly a huge problem, and we should be looking into it, and start to love ourselves, whatever our size, and get into a healthy habit, that makes us happy. 

Author: Idontwearahat.

Katie is a published poet, reader and reviewer.

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