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Helpful books for People with Eating Disorders


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Here is a list of books that I highly recommend to our members who are struggling to overcome disorderd eating behaviors, poor body image, and obsessions with food and weight:

1. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

2. Hunger Pains: The Modern Woman's Tragic Quest for Thinness by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

3. (This is my top recommendation!) Intuitive Eating; A Recovery Book for the Chronic Dieter; Rediscover the Pleasures of Eating and Rebuild your Body Image by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch.

4. It's Not About Food: Change your Mind; Change your Life; End your Obsession with Food and Weight by Carol Emery Normandi & Laurelee Roark

5. How Much Does Your Soul Weight? Diet-Free Solutions to your Food, Weight, and Body Worries by Dorie McCubbrey Ph.D.

6. Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food by Susan Albers

7. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by HH The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler, MD
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SMOX12 7/16/2008 7:51PM

    I just joined SP, so I am catching up on some of your older blogs. Intuitive Eating is an amazing book. I worked at a treatment center for ED's and it was a book we recommend to patients. Good choice :)

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KITT52 11/27/2007 8:26AM

    Thank you for that list of books. I was wondering if you can suggest a book to help with body image. I have a problem with that. Even after loosing 124 I don't see much difference. I have to remind myself that I've lost weight.

Help!!!!

Kitt

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L1TTLEONE 11/27/2007 1:43AM

    Thanks, Nicole. The book that really gave me a helpful shove into recovery was Intuitive Eating. I have since read Making Peace with Food by Susan Kano, which is a little bit more hit and miss. I am also reading Life without Ed by Jenni Schaefer. It's so hard to know what's going to work and what might trigger--so thank you SO MUCH for this list. I really appreciate that you've taken the time to post for anyone struggling with an ED.

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QUILTINGBEAJ 7/14/2007 8:43AM

    Thank you! I'm off to go book shopping!

:)


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MODEL_BEHAVIOR 4/4/2007 12:03PM

    good reccomendations!

i will keep an eye out for them.

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ROSEMARY24 4/4/2007 11:26AM

    Hello Nicole.

Thank you for this list...........I will make a note of some you have mentioned.
This site ( Spark is such a great help ).

¡Hasta luego!
Rosemary24.

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