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10 books about bulimia
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The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery by Colleen Reichmann
Category: Eating Disorders
This book was published this year by Routledge and takes approximately 6.1 hours to read.
"The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery is a fresh, smart, how-to book that helps people with eating disorders to heal their relationship with food, their bodies, and ultimately themselves. Written from the perspective of two eating disorder therapists, both of whom are recovered from their own eating disorders, the text uses humor, personal narratives, and research-proven techniques to offer specific actionable guidelines on how to reclaim one's life from an eating disorder. The authors explain the difference between dieting and eating disorders, break down the stages of recovery, and provide tips on how to thrive in each stage. The book provides powerful myth-busting on topics that have historically not been addressed in eating disorder recovery books, such as clean eating and orthorexia, exercising in recovery, and how to use social media in a pro-recovery way. Tangible exercises at the end of each chapter provide readers with advice and tips on implementing this approach to recovery in their day-to-day lives The humorous and down-to-earth tone of the book creates an authentic and genuine feel that leaves those who struggle with chronic dieting, eating disorders, and negative body image feeling connected and heard"--
Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good by Kathryn Hansen
Category: Eating Disorders
This book was published 7 years ago by Camellia Publishing, LLC and takes approximately 10.9 hours to read.
"Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books, which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn Hansen, the author of Brain over Binge, disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many. Kathryn explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way- as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her own brain to recover - quickly and permanently. Sound theories and research support the ideas in this brave and refreshing new book, which holds promise for helping many who struggle with any form of binge eating." -- from author's website, http://www.brainoverbinge.com.
The Bulimia Help Method: A Revolutionary New Approach That Works by Richard Kerr
Category: Eating Disorders
This book was published 7 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
"I am truly extraordinarily impressed with the Bulimia Help Method. It is really impressive and very approachable" - Susan Paxton, Past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders & Professor at La Trobe University "There is much helpful, practical, and inspirational advice in this program, which is all backed by thorough research and the experience of thousands of recovered bulimics." - Kathryn Hansen, Author of Brain over Binge The Bulimia Help Method introduces readers into a five-step process that teach those seeking recovery how to stop bingeing, relearn normal eating and overcome bulimia for life. Inside you will find: - A unique step-by-step treatment plan for overcoming bulimia nervosa - A new empowering perspective on why you binge and how to remove the urge - Effective strategies for dealing with relapses - Comprehensive guidance for creating a meal plan - How to ensure you stay recovered and at your healthy ideal weight for life - How to remove food obsession and anxious emotions - How to rebuild a healthy relationship with food so that food becomes just food - How to let go of food rules, restriction and fears Actual Reader Feedback: “The Bulimia Help Method has saved my life. I don’t say that lightly. I have been bulimic for 10 years and I have been full of despair. I thought I would never recover and this sad sham of a life was what mine would be. I have been to doctors, therapy, and read every self-help book; this was the first time anything worked. I finally have hope again!!!” - Nadine “I am in a position to "graduate" from your recovery program. After over 45 years of disordered eating this is quite incredible! I would like to express my profound gratitude to you for compiling a system that works. Once more I have a potential to live life, be happy, healthy and help others along the way.” - Pat Mary “I had bulimia for 13 years when I came across this program. I am not sure what compelled me to purchase because I secretly believed that there was nothing that could help me, but now almost 6 months later I am no my way to being free of bulimia forever” - Sarra
Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer
Category: Eating Disorders
This book was published 18 years ago by McGraw-Hill Education and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the book that has given hope and inspiration to thousands who are dealing with eating disorders "If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, this is the book to read." —Dr. Phil Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all. Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s “divorce” from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed. This 10th anniversary edition features a new afterword as well as sections devoted to family, friends, and supporters; how treatment professionals can use the book with their patients; and men with eating disorders. "Of all the great books written on eating disorders, none has had a wider reach than Life Without Ed. Those suffering have found connection and hope, family members have found understanding and empathy, professionals have learned from it and praised it. It will remain a classic for decades to come." —Michael E. Berrett, PhD, psychologist; CEO and cofounder of the Center for Change; coauthor of Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders "[Life Without Ed] was the first [book] to teach readers that they can not only separate from their eating disorder, but also disagree with and disobey it. I wholeheartedly recommend this witty, hopeful guide to patients, carers, professionals, and anyone else who wants to understand what it's really like to live with an eating disorder and ultimately triumph over it." —Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School; co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital "This uplifting book’s intimate inner dialogue has energized countless young women—and men—in their own recoveries from eating disorders." —Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS, coauthor of Making Weight: Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape & Recovery "Jenni is truly a remarkable woman. She unselfishly shares her struggles and triumphs in something that will probably affect all of us in one way or another in our lifetime. Her candid and inspiring story will truly help those suffering from their own "Ed." I feel privileged to know her and her story." —Jamie-Lynn Sigler, actress
Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop by Christopher G. Fairburn
Category: Eating Disorders
This book was published 8 years ago by The Guilford Press and takes approximately 8.1 hours to read.
This trusted bestseller provides all the information needed to understand binge eating and bring it under control, whether you are working with a therapist or on your own. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show you how to: *Overcome the urge to binge. *Gain control over what and when you eat. *Break free of strict dieting and other habits that may contribute to binges. *Establish stable, healthy eating patterns. *Improve your body image and reduce the risk of relapse. This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food and your body. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir by Amanda Beard
This book was published 8 years ago by Gallery Books and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
"A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders and substance abuse in spite of her successful career, recounting how she hid her struggles from her loved ones before seeking help and finding renewal in the birth of her son. 75,000 first printing."
Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins
This book was published last year by Univ Of Minnesota Press and takes approximately 9.9 hours to read.
"In her new memoir Brave Enough, 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins shares her story for the first time. The core of Brave Enough traces her amazing journey from the heartland of the United States into the history books of sports. The memoir details her childhood in Afton, Minnesota (an idyllic small town nestled in a virtual snow globe), her meteoric rise as an elite youth athlete (she turned pro straight out of high school), and her dazzling athletic achievements on the world stage (she is a four time World Championship medalist and one of the most decorated women's winter athletes of all time). She also addresses important, personal issues like the importance of girls participation in sports. Diggins is also one of the most outspoken athletes that is stepping up to bring awareness to global climate change. Diggins also shares at length, for the first time, about her personal struggle with a serious eating disorder that nearly killed her"--
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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