Ultimately there is no question whether or not strength training should be part of a workout regimen. The health benefits are enormous, you will avoid injury if you carefully follow proper techniques and forms, and it will transform your physical and mental health.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” regarding fitness. However, there are scientifically proven facts about the link between our mindsets and how it affects our progress and overall self-worth.
If I had learned this sooner, I would have avoided some mistakes early on and not had to spend the first half of my twenties healing over a decade of the diet culture mindset.