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You asked. We Heard You: Your Audiobook Companion to Embrace You


The tension between weight loss and body positivity often leaves individuals feeling conflicted, as each side imposes its own standards on what should or shouldn’t be done with one’s body. This dichotomy can be especially challenging for women and the Black community, as evidenced by the discrepancy in how obesity is assessed. For instance, while Black women are cited as having the highest rates of obesity, the commonly used BMI tool fails to accurately account for body composition in Black women and other populations.


"Embrace You: Your Guide" addresses this issue by providing a neutral, evidence-based, and engaging resource to empower individuals in personalizing their wellness journey. Whether the goal is a wellness-based approach to achieving a happy, healthy weight or simply embracing a wellness-focused lifestyle, each chapter offers practical insights and concludes with a customizable Empowerment Tool, allowing readers to tailor their approach to Embrace You.


Embrace You: Your Guide became a hit in Summer 2021, quickly becoming an Amazon bestseller. It was also named Healthline.com’s “Best Overall Weight Loss Book” from 2021 to 2023 and made it onto Livestrong.com’s list of the top 8 Weight Loss Books. I’m really thankful for these honors because Embrace You: Your Guide is different from other “weight loss books” that focus on quick fixes. I wrote “Embrace You” from my own experience of struggling with diets since I was 15. I realized that most diets and weight loss plans don’t really prepare you for the challenges you face on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Not many talk about the difference between being happy with your weight and being healthy at that weight, or the things that can get in the way of reaching your happy weight. Understanding this difference is super important for staying healthy and happy in the long run. As a medical doctor who’s certified in obesity treatment and has helped thousands of patients, I believe everyone should know how to reach and keep their Happy, Healthy Weight & Wellness, whether they’re trying to lose weight or just live a healthier life.


One of the most common questions I’ve received since the release of the bestseller “Embrace You: Your Guide to Transforming Weight Loss Misconceptions Into Lifelong Wellness” in 2021 is, “Do you have an audiobook version?”


And I get it—being a book lover and busy working woman myself, I frequently listen to audiobooks. So trust me, I wanted to create an audiobook for “Embrace You: Your Guide” sooner. But, I’ll tell you a secret about why it took so long. I wasn’t following my own advice: “Release perfectionism.” Ouch! I admit it.



In my mind, I wanted to create an audiobook on my own—how hard could it be? Lots of people do it, so can I… right? Wrong!


For a multitude of reasons, recording the book on my own wasn’t happening. One year became two, and I still kept getting the question, “Do you have an audiobook version?” from time-crunched, busy women like me who were looking for holistic, personalized solutions to stop struggling with weight and live life lighter in body, mind, and spirit.

That’s when I realized I was doing it again—letting perfectionism prevent progress. Getting the book to more women looking for wellness-based solutions to living lighter was more important than me reading the book.


So for my 40th birthday, I gave myself (and you ) the gift of hiring a talented audiobook narrator, Kimberly Yvonne Steele. From the moment she read the first page, I could tell she connected with “Embrace You: Your Guide…” Her assertive yet confident and assuring voice brings each page to life just as I hoped.

The journey to bringing the “Embrace You” Audiobook to life embodies the essence of “Embrace You: Your Guide to Transforming Weight Loss Misconceptions Into Lifelong Wellness.” Specifically, it’s a reminder to:

"Release Perfection, Embrace Progress

Release Comparison, Embrace You"


I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share the Embrace You approach with you. Thank you to each person who engages me to keep sharing the “Embrace You” message of Happy, Healthy Weight & Wellness through your support. Your reviews, texts, questions, likes, follows, course, enrollment and yes, asking the question: “Do you have an audiobook version?”


I’m so excited to say, “Yes, we do have an audiobook.” It’s available now on Audible.

However, join in on the official launch on February 20, 2024, at 7pm EST on Facebook and IG Live.


The After Launch Party will be held immediately after in the private “Embrace You” Facebook group where you can ask any questions you may have.

Can’t wait to see you!




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Join us for a live discussion on Facebook live or Instagram live Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 7pm EST.


Join the After Launch Party. Celebrate with us! Exclusive insights and surprises await.


 Enjoyed the book and have a spare moment, please leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or any other platform you prefer? Your feedback means the world to us!


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