This book is about getting over an eating disorder, how the author did it, how they helped thousands of others do it, and how they hope to help you or a loved one do it, too. They took on this project because they want to share what they learned, provide practical strategies and examples of what really works, and offer their own experience and that of their clients to facilitate your recovery process.
Here’s a quick review from the author’s site:
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience is for anyone with an eating or body image problem. You don’t have to meet any formal diagnosis to benefit from this book. If you restrict, binge, purge, excessively diet or weigh yourself, exercise compulsively, or engage routinely and obsessively in any other food- or weight – related behaviors, the eight keys can help you get on, and stay on, the road to recovery. Although 8 Keys is a self-help book intended for those suffering from an eating disorder, it will also be informative and useful for family, friends, and professionals.
The thing that’s most interesting is the author’s transparency, honesty and structure in this essential resource for those of you struggling or anyone who know’s someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. This book is the type of support that is personal and can be read over and over, gathering little tidbits throughout each chapter. Eating disorders are a symptom of wealth and privilege but no less significant and debilitating. The author clearly knows what she’s talking about.
Thumbs up by Fonthill. Buy the book here.