Making Peace with Your Plate

Author: Robyn Cruze
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
ISBN: 1937612465
Format: PDF, Docs
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A therapist and an eating disorder survivor come together to deliver expert guidance for readers with eating disorders.

Make Peace with Your Plate

Author: Jessica Ainscough
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401933793
Format: PDF
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In Make Peace With You, Jessica shares her journey from party-girl and cancer patient to healthy lifestyle ambassador. Diagnosed at 22 with a rare type of incurable cancer and told that her only option to prolong her life was to amputate her arm, Jess set about learning everything she could about alternative treatments. Six years on, following a complete change in lifestyle, diet and mindset, she is thriving. Combining everything she’s learned about health and wellness, Jess now shares her simple philosophy for ending the struggle too many of us face when it comes to food and body image, including: • Which foods are vital to create a healthy body and a clear mind • How to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle transformation • The elements, apart from food, that contribute to your wellbeing • Simple, daily practices to keep you looking and feeling amazing. Jessica’s honest and informative story gives you all you need to become a wellness warrior!

Making Weight

Author: Arnold Andersen
Publisher: Gurze Books
ISBN: 9780936077598
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The negative body-image epidemic that affects millions of women is also a hidden problem for millions of men. In spite of a decade-long emphasis on health and fitness - or perhaps because of it - more men are suffering from a variety of eating disorders and self-abusive behaviors. Using vignettes from their patients, the authors present a new program to help men overcome these problems. They offer ways to enhance self-image, facts about why diets fail, information about the dangers of using steroids, and a section for women who want to help the men in their life.

Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders

Author: June Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317649362
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders: The diary healer uses a unique combination of evidence-based research and raw diary excerpts to explain the pitfalls and benefits of diary writing during recovery from an eating disorder. In a time when diary writing remains a largely untapped resource in the health care professions, June Alexander sets out to correct this imbalance, explaining how the diary can inspire, heal and liberate, provide a learning tool for others and help us to understand and cope with life challenges. The book focuses on the power of diary writing, which may serve as a survival tool but become an unintended foe. With guidance, patients who struggle with face-to-face therapy are able to reveal their thoughts through writing and construct a strong sense of self. The effects of family background and the environment are explored, and the therapeutic value of sharing diaries, to better understand illness symptoms and behaviours, is discussed. Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders will be of interest to those who have recovered or are recovering from eating disorders or any mental illness, as well as therapists, clinicians and others working in the medical and healthcare professions.

Growing Yourself Back Up

Author: John Lee
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307434222
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Someone pushes your buttons . . . you feel rage . . . fear . . . sweaty palms . . . unbidden tears . . . you feel like a kid . . . We've all experienced moments when we lose control of a situation and ourselves. Now, in Growing Yourself Back Up, the first book to explain the idea of emotional regression to the general reader, bestselling author John Lee identifies the circumstances that cause these seemingly uncontrollable feelings and shows how they are directly tied to our experience as children. No adult, explains Lee, need ever experience the helpless feelings of childhood again. Here are his proven methods and visualization exercises, developed in his popular workshops, for recognizing, preventing, and diffusing regression in ourselves and others. He teaches, for example, that adults cannot be abandoned, they can only be left; if we're feeling abandoned we're regressing. He also reminds us that no matter how overwhelmed we are, adults always have options; if we believe we don't, we're in a regression. Growing Yourself Back Up will show you how to: * develop strong emotional boundaries and convey them to others * learn the Detour Method that reverses regression * confront without regressing * communicate with the authority figures who push your buttons * minimize regression at family functions Lee offers hope--as well as practical strategies that work--for conquering those childlike feelings of powerlessness that are almost always rooted in regression. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eating to Lose

Author: Maryjeanne Hunt
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303272
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Diabetes is one of the most urgent health issues of our time. It costs the United States billions of dollars a year in healthcare expenses. Diabulimia "is the dangerous and often fatal practice where an individual with Type 1 Diabetes alters or omits insulin for the purpose of weight loss." This book discusses how the author lost weight by eating more, as long as she remained "diligent" about off-setting a binge with an omission of insulin. This book, however, should be for educational purposes only andshould not replace the independent judgment of a physician"--

Anatomy of Anorexia

Author: Steven Levenkron
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393321010
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Traces the origins and causes of this disease, shows how an innocent desire to lose a few pounds can manifest in life-threatening symptoms, and discusses the social and physiological forces that shape the illness.

The Time In Between

Author: Nancy Tucker
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848318316
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn’t know why, she wrote: ‘I want to be thin.’ Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalised, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food. Told with remarkable insight, dark humour and acute intelligence, The Time in Between is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind – a Wasted for the 21st century.

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Author: Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
Publisher: GŸrze Books
ISBN: 0936077867
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Eating Disorders Anonymous: The Story of How We Recovered from Our Eating Disorders presents the accumulated experience, strength, and hope of many who have followed a Twelve-Step approach to recover from their eating disorders. Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA), founded by sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), have produced a work that emulates the “Big Book” in style and substance. EDA respects the pioneering work of AA while expanding its Twelve-Step message of hope to include those who are religious or seek a spiritual solution, and for those who are not and may be more comfortable substituting “higher purpose” for the traditional “Higher Power.” Further, the EDA approach embraces the development and maintenance of balance and perspective, rather than abstinence, as the goal of recovery. Initial chapters provide clear directions on how to establish a foothold in recovery by offering one of the founder’s story of hope, and collective voices tell why EDA is suitable for readers with any type of problem eating, including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, emotional eating, and orthorexia. The text then explains how to use the Twelve Steps to develop a durable and resilient way of thinking and acting that is free of eating disordered thoughts and behaviors, including how to pay it forward so that others might have hope of recovery. In the second half of the text, individual contributors share their experiences, describing what it was like to have an eating disorder, what happened that enabled them to make a start in recovery, and what it is like to be in recovery. Like the “Big Book,” these stories are in three sections: Pioneers of EDA, They Stopped in Time, and They Lost Nearly All. Readers using the Twelve Steps to recover from other issues will find the process consistent and reinforcing of their experiences, yet the EDA approach offers novel ideas and specific guidance for those struggling with food, weight and body image issues. Letters of support from three, highly-regarded medical professionals and two, well-known recovery advocates offer reassurance that EDA’s approach is consistent with that supported by medical research and standards in the field of eating disorders treatment. Intended as standard reading for members who participate in EDA groups throughout the world, this book is accessible and appropriate for anyone who wants to recover from an eating disorder or from issues related to food, weight, and body image.