If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS then you may be feeling overwhelmed with what to do next. You may have turned to Amazon or your local bookstore to look for PCOS books and found…crickets! PCOS books that don’t promote diet culture are hard to come by. Instead, we have rounded up weight-inclusive, non-diet, HAES® aligned books that will have a positive impact on your relationship with food.
Top 7 non-diet books for people with PCOS
When you are diagnosed with PCOS it can be tempting to try to be drawn in by claims to “cure symptoms in 90 days” or “30-day meal plans”. But realistically, PCOS cannot be cured and instead a holistic, compassionate approach to your diagnosis is more likely to improve your symptoms – as well as preserve your mental health!
Working on your relationship with food, movement and your body can help you begin to treat your body with respect and kindness. This can lead you to make more nourishing choices to help with PCOS symptom management. Here are our top seven books to support you on this journey.
Intuitive Eating, 4th Edition: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach
The original Intuitive Eating guide by founders Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole is the go-to resource for anyone wanting to make peace with food, eat intuitively and rebuild their relationship back with themselves.
Eating Intuitively for PCOS: Non-Diet, Gentle Nutrition
The only non-diet book for PCOS on the market. Manage your symptoms whilst moving away from restriction and dieting. The intuitive eating approach specifically for people with PCOS.
It’s Always Been Ours: Reclaiming the Story of Black Women’s Bodies
Jessica Willson brings black women back into the wellbeing conversation by intertwining body liberation, diet culture rejection and social commentary in their debut book.
Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating
Anti-diet is a how-to guide to reclaiming your time, money, health and happiness in our toxic diet culture. This book offers a radical alternative to diet culture and helps readers reclaim their bodies, minds, and lives so they can focus on the things that truly matter.
The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love
The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. This book reclaims black people’s bodies and asks you to interrupt the systems that keep us small.
Gentle Nutrition: A Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Eating
If you are looking for more practical approaches to intuitive eating and PCOS management then this diet-free recipe book may fit the bill. Supportive gentle nutrition with easy recipes in this book by Rachael Hartley RD.
Intuitive Eating for Every Day: 365 Daily Practices & Inspirations to Rediscover the Pleasures of Eating
Looking to bring intuitive eating into your daily life? Evelyn Tribole, the author of Intuitive Eating, brings you everyday practices to rediscover the pleasures of eating.