Helpful Books on Eating DisordersBelow are some of the most helpful books on eating disorders that I have found. While not each one is about food exactly, each book contains tools and techniques for mastering your relationship with yourself and the day to day influences that we all face.
When Women Stop Hating Their BodiesCarol Munter and Jane Hirschmann This book is a wonderful tool for anyone looking to explore their overeating behaviour, and to let go of it once and for all. Buy this book at Chapters.ca Buy this book at Amazon.com
The ObsessionKim Chernin A fantastic book that gave me the gift of knowing that I wasn’t the only one who ever felt out of control with food. Kim shares her personal experience with overeating and how she came to let it go. If you are feeling isolated and misunderstood around food and body image, this is a great place to start. Buy this book at Chapters.ca
Codependent No MoreMelody Beattie Subtitled: How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself. A wonderful exploration of the concept of positive self regard and letting others be responsible for their own lives. A very freeing experience. Buy this book at Chapters.ca
I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It WasBarbar Sher This book does not pertain specifically to Overeating but it does deal with procrastination – one of our biggest problems as Compulsive Eaters. Barbara helps us get from helplessness to hopefulness with the help of some very pertinent examples and some great exercises. Buy this book at Chapters.ca
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen Covey If you are not ready to appreciate that you are responsible for your life and you can affect change in all areas of your life – you may not be ready for this book. If you are ready to be responsible and take charge – even if (especially if) you don’t know where or how to begin – this is a fabulous resource and will effect change in your life. Buy this book at Amazon.ca
Kids Are Worth It
Barbara Coloroso In a back issue of The Genuine Article you will find a full review of this great book. Coloroso outlines so clearly the elements involved in raising children who are independent thinkers and confident in themselves. But, what I got out of it more than anything was an education on the different types of families that exist and the impact that different parenting styles have on children. I learned a lot about myself as a parent but even more about myself as a child of a brickwall/jellyfish mix family. Buy this book at Amazon.ca