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鈥澛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聽body shaming is downright unhealthy. But don鈥檛 worry聽鈥 we鈥檝e got you covered. Scroll through and add some of these body-positive books聽to your to-read list.


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


2.聽The Body Bookby 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.聽Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery and Loving Your Bodyby 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聽looks聽鈥 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.聽Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weightby Linda Bacon ($15): As this book proclaims, 鈥淔at isn鈥檛 the problem. Dieting is the problem.鈥 PREACH!


5.聽Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship With Foodby 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聽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.聽No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitnessby 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,聽you鈥檙e聽the problem. This one takes a different route, encouraging聽you to find a way you actually like to sweat, instead of just forcing yourself onto that elliptical and hoping for the best.


7.聽Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Bodyby 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.聽Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Can Get Wrong, Leave Out and Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weightby 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聽body positivity.


9.聽Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Lifeby 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聽feelhealthiest. 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!聽