Have you ever wanted to look or feel better about yourself? Gain amazing awareness about how your experiences, thoughts, and beliefs can hold you back. Beyond My Body is a brutally honest story that will make you stronger for having read it.
Please note: This book was previously titled “Naughty Girl.”
Beyond My Body is the compelling story of a young woman’s desperate attempts to find self-worth through her appearance. The author recounts growing up in a violent and abusive home and her later struggles with deadly eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia, and exercise addiction.
Holly is in the throes of a passionate, yet dangerous love affair with food. Food is her greatest friend and her worst enemy—a fatal attraction. Holly keeps hoping she can run from her problems, but she can’t escape herself, the one person she wants to get away from most.
In Beyond My Body, the author learns that her past can either define her for the better or worse. Holly offers hope to readers that like her, they have a choice to move beyond their past and commit to recovery.
“Holly’s honest, vulnerable, and heartbreaking story shows both how eating disorders can develop as well as how recovery, wholeness and healing is possible. I cheer her courage in facing and finding freedom from the pain of her past. Holly’s story is an inspiration to any who struggle with abuse or an eating disorder.”
Karly Randolph Pitman, Founder of Growing Human Kindness – Healing eating disorders through compassion and connection
“Holly Alastra’s Beyond My Body is a woman’s reflection on her struggle with and eventual freedom from disordered eating. Alastra’s ultimate message – to love yourself for who you are on the inside and not for how you look on the outside – was learned at a high price.
Throughout Beyond My Body, Holly endures multiple abuses, mostly in childhood, that create a mindset solely focused on food and her control of it. However, in the end, Holly’s mind is freed from thoughts of food as she discovers connections between past actions, some controllable and some uncontrollable, and her present thinking.
If you are a young woman caught in an endless cycle of disordered eating, Beyond My Body’s initial narrative chapters may present you with your current self while the book’s culminating chapters will offer ideas and techniques to help you unshackle yourself from an eating disorder. Alastra’s message rings truly and clearly: Self-acceptance, not a perfect body, unlocks the door to happiness.”
Jasmine Swaney Lamb, Author
Targeted Age Group: 16-35
Book Price: 2.99
About the Author:
Holly Alastra is a licensed clinical professional counselor and registered dietitian committed to helping you not only survive in life, but thrive. Her books are meant to help you know how truly wonderful you are, and to live an amazing life.
If you are struggling to feel good about yourself, I understand. I spent the first twenty-five years of my life hating myself. I came from an abusive childhood, and ended up struggling with eating disorders during my teen and young adult years. From anorexia, to bulimia, to exercise addiction, to binge eating, I had it all.
I am blessed to say that I have completely recovered, and most importantly, I’ve learned not to let my past define who I am today. If you’ve had hard experiences in your life, my memoir is meant to help you see that you can conquer ANYTHING, and that you are worth it.
You may want to see more articles or contact me on my website: http://healthyandwonderfulyou.com/ (I’d love to hear from you!) Wishing you good health and joy!