Book reviews

Dressing On the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked) by Jaclyn London

3/5 stars

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As someone who eats a mostly plant-based diet, I order a lot of salads and I usually ask for the dressing on the side.  Partly because I always heard that was healthier and partly because I hate a lot of dressing.  So when I saw this book, I was instantly intrigued.

I like that this book starts by saying that you don’t need to diet just because everyone else is.  I like that it suggests we change the language of dieting and body shaming and body behavior.  I like that it addresses toxic thoughts and suggests ways of healing from all of that.  But it talks a lot about an Information Jungle and in my opinion, this book IS an information jungle.  There is A LOT of information and it goes on and on and on in text and uses very little diagrams and illustrations to show information.  There was no new information, I have seen a lot of books like this.  I am giving it 3 stars because I like the beginning where it suggests healing and changing our self-dialogue and accepting ourselves as we are, but overall I think the book went on too long on some topics and I would have liked to see more illustrations or diagrams to show information.

This book will be released on January 8. I would like to thank Netgalley for my copy in exchange for my honest review.

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