We鈥檙e pretty well into the new year now, so if you鈥檙e still dragging your feet on that 鈥渇eel healthier鈥 New Year鈥檚 resolution, chances are you might need a little inspiration. But where to turn? Most major fitness and health reads, blogs and magazines tend to come with a side order of body shaming, and not only is it discouraging, but body shaming is downright unhealthy. But don鈥檛 worry 鈥 we鈥檝e got you covered. Scroll through and add some of these body-positive books to your to-read list.


1. The Unapologetic Fat Girl鈥檚 Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank ($18): We love how cheeky this title is. This 鈥減roud fat girl and personal trainer鈥 covers everything from physical roadblocks in traditional exercise to where to find super-cute plus-size workout gear.


2. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz ($26): Okay, so Cameron Diaz doesn鈥檛 exactly have an non-mainstream body type. But this one鈥檚 definitely different from other celeb health and fitness books. The emphasis isn鈥檛 on losing weight, but rather loving your body. Instead of 30-day quick fixes, this one shows us a long-term path to 鈥渟trong, happy, healthy life.鈥


3. Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery and Loving Your Body by Melanie Klein ($18): Yoga is one of the best types of exercise for body-positivity. It鈥檚 rarely about losing weight or changing the way your body looks 鈥 the focus is always how you feel in your own body. That鈥檚 what makes these 25 testimonials (including one from Alanis Morissette!) so powerful.


4. Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon ($15): As this book proclaims, 鈥淔at isn鈥檛 the problem. Dieting is the problem.鈥 PREACH!


5. Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Food by Susan Elbers ($17): Okay, so this one might sound like it鈥檚 just about ending snacking, but really, it鈥檚 about ending what the author says are all types of mindless eating: everything from calorie restricting to eating when we鈥檙e not hungry. The end result is a healthier relationship with food, so that you can appreciate it for what it is: a nutritional and delicious necessity of life.


6. No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness by Michelle Segar ($17): Traditional (aka body-shaming) fitness guides tend to emphasize motivation for motivation鈥檚 sake. In other words, if you don鈥檛 want to go to the gym, you鈥檙e the problem. This one takes a different route, encouraging you to find a way you actually like to sweat, instead of just forcing yourself onto that elliptical and hoping for the best.


7. Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby ($15): These super popular bloggers and activists take us on a journey of 鈥渁ccepting that diets don鈥檛 work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one鈥檚 weight.鈥 Provocative and powerful, this book deserves a spot on your shelf.


8. Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Can Get Wrong, Leave Out and Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weight by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor ($15): This one breaks down why exactly the world鈥檚 supposed obesity epidemic is鈥 well, not a thing. Less of a guide and more of an educational experience, this one will help you understand the importance of body positivity.


9. Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life by Kelsey Miller ($15): Here鈥檚 a badass, unapologetic account of how one woman decided to reject body shaming and embrace her natural shape. She worked with an intuitive eating coach and a trainer to figure out what made her feel healthiest. Follow along and snag some tips for yourself.

Are you trying to get healthy while dodging body-shaming? Tweet us at @BritandCo with which of our book picks is at the top of your reading list!