Emily Terry

Creator of
the New Silhouette
Transformation System

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is an oft-used maxim for everything from books to people to food. We apply the idea of avoiding judgments based on first impressions to almost everything we do. But sometimes we should judge a book by its cover. Here’s why.

Let’s take a minute and think about actual book covers. They aren’t just something that’s thrown together haphazardly. Most book covers are painstakingly designed by artists, graphic designers, publicists, and the author. These people spend time and money figuring out what types of colours, motifs, and styles appeal to differing audiences and will jive with the feel and theme of the book. They are using the cover as a form of communication with the consumer. The cover gives a pretty good idea of what you’re getting into; that’s kind of the point of the cover.

This is definitely true for health and wellness books. Books that have buxom blondes and crazy looking dudes with vein-popping muscles are more likely to push extreme programs meant to give adherents out-of-this-world results. Books with people meditating on the front are more likely to be focused on inward practices. Books with women on the front are probably meant for women.

When finding a fitness program that’s right for you, think about what it’s communicating to you and if it agrees with you. Feel free to judge those books by their covers.

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