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Diary of an Anorexic Girl

0849944058


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Book Description

Morgan Menzie takes readers through a harrowing but ultimately hopeful and inspiring account of her eating disorder. Her amazing story is told through the journals she kept during her daily struggle with this addiction and disease. Her triumphs and tragedies all unfold together in this beautiful story of God's grace.

Features include: daily eating schedule, journal entries, prayers to God, poems, and what she wished she knew at the time. It's the true story of victory over a disease that is killing America's youth.

Card catalog description
A young girl keeps a diary recording her struggles with anorexia.

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Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped (True Colors Series)

1576835375


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The Secret Language of Eating Disorders: The Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Curing Anorexia and Bulimia
Peggy Claude-Pierre
0375750185
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
What makes Claude-Pierre's treatment of anorexia and bulimia revolutionary? Perhaps it's that the astonishingly high success rate of even the most chronic cases at Claude-Pierre's Montreux Clinic (only sufferers near death who have not been helped by doctors and hospitals are admitted) defies the common misconception that eating disorders are incurable. Claude-Pierre has made a personal commitment to dispel this damaging myth. Having cured her own two daughters of anorexia, you might say hers was a vested interest. The Secret Language of Eating Disorders reveals the details of Claude-Pierre's unique program.

Myths and misconceptions have shaped conventional treatment of anorexia and bulimia, leading to a cycle of hopelessness for those who suffer. Claude-Pierre's work reveals that victims share a common feeling of...



The Best Little Girl in the World
Steven Levenkron
0446358657
Mar 1989
Paperback
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Just Take a Bite

1932565124


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Book Description
"Just Take a Bite" takes parents and professionals step by step through he myths about eating to the complexity of eating itself, which leads to an understanding of physical, neurological and/or psychological reason why children may not be eating as they should.


Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders: A New Approach to Treating Anorexia, Bulimia, and Overeating
Gregory L. Jantz
0877880646
October 2002
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Book Description
Eating disorders–including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating–are among the most painful and difficult illnesses a person can face. Sufferers know firsthand the confusion and agony these illnesses can bring. They also know how it feels to long for hope–and to wonder if victory can ever be achieved.

The truth is, eating disorders affect the whole person. Yet treatments often focus on emotional issues alone. In this powerful book for individuals who suffer from eating disorders and those who love them, Dr. Gregg Jantz fills in the gaps left by traditional treatment programs, tackling not only the emotional, but also the crucial and all-too-often ignored relational, physical, and spiritual dimensions of healing.

Outlining a comprehensive, holistic, and practical approach,...


Exodus from Obesity: The Guide to Long-Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery
Paula F. Peck
0972805028
December 1, 2003
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Book Description
In Exodus From Obesity, Paula F. Peck provides the information, encouragement and guidelines for maintaining long-term success after weight loss surgery. Ms. Peck interweaves intelligent discussion with humorous stories about herself and individuals that have faced diet after diet and ultimately chose the gastric bypass procedure. This book is a clear, easy-to-read guide for patients, potential patients, loved ones, parents and friends. Based on scientific research and reflecting Paula F. Peck’s many years of personal and professional experience, this clear, authoritative guide provides readers: - A thorough, step-by-step approach for undergoing gastric bypass surgery. - Lifestyle changes necessary AFTER surgery for maintaining long-term weight loss. - Tips for preventing binge eating when hunger returns. ...


Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
Geneen Roth, Geneen Roth
0452284910
May 2003
Paperback
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan
1594200823
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
[Signature]Reviewed by Pamela KaufmanPollan (The Botany of Desire) examines what he calls "our national eating disorder" (the Atkins craze, the precipitous rise in obesity) in this remarkably clearheaded book. It's a fascinating journey up and down the food chain, one that might change the way you read the label on a frozen dinner, dig into a steak or decide whether to buy organic eggs. You'll certainly never look at a Chicken McNugget the same way again.Pollan approaches his mission not as an activist but as a naturalist: "The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world." All food, he points out, originates with plants, animals and fungi. "[E]ven the deathless Twinkie is constructed out of... well, precisely what I don't know offhand, but ultimately some sort of formerly living...


Wasted
Marya Hornbacher
0060930934
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
"I fell for the great American dream, female version, hook, line, and sinker," Marya Hornbacher writes. "I, as many young women do, honest-to-God believed that once I Just Lost a Few Pounds, suddenly I would be a New You, I would have Ken-doll men chasing my thin legs down with bouquets of flowers on the street, I would become rich and famous and glamorous and lose my freckles and become blond and five foot ten." Hornbacher describes in shocking detail her lifelong quest to starve herself to death, to force her short, athletic body to fade away. She remembers telling a friend, at age 4, that she was on a diet. Her bizarre tale includes not only the usual puking and starving, but also being confined to mental hospitals and growing fur (a phenomenon called lanugo, which nature imposes to keep a body from...


Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
Jenni Schaefer (Author), Thom Rutledge
0071422986
December 26, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"The truth is we all talk to ourselves. We just need to get better at it," counsels psychotherapist Rutledge in this self-help book for women with eating disorders, which he wrote with one of his patients, Schaefer, a singer/songwriter and media personality in Nashville, who both binges and purges. As might be expected in a book that draws from both psychotherapy and country western music, the story concerns a fine woman and the no good man she's stuck with. In this case, the evil, controlling character is a non-person Schaefer names Ed, from the initials E.D. (as in eating disorder). Whether Schaefer is alone in her kitchen or dining with friends, she "hears" Ed telling her she resembles a "barnyard animal," that all the girls in her eating disorder therapy group are thinner than she is, or that it would feel...


Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food through Myth, Metaphor and Storytelling
Anita A. Johnston
0936077360
January 1996
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-Christiane Northrup, M.D. author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"This book is a gift to all women who struggle for true nourishment!"

-Kim Chernin author of The Hungry Self
"This beautifully-written book sheds new light on struggles with eating . . . and offers hope for all who want to be free."

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Eating, Drinking, Overthinking
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
0805077103
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Nolen-Hoeksema (Women Who Think Too Much) presents a theory that women who battle eating disorders, alcohol abuse and depression are really suffering from a single disorder for which she has coined the term "toxic triangle." The author claims to be among the first to recognize this (most experts, she says, choose one as the cause of the other two), but doesn't offer anything beyond her own observations as proof that this is true. The book's main strength is its excellent exploration of the impact of all three problems, individually and collectively, on women's lives. Eating disorders, alcohol abuse and depression affect women's relationships, careers, health and put them at risk for assault. Nolen-Hoeksema helps readers make sense of their past experiences and the genetic influences that can also make a...


The Overeater's Journal
Debbie Danowski, PH.D.
1592850804
Feb 2004
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Book Description
A guided journal to help overeaters get to the heart and soul of their eating patterns. Debbie Danowski guides readers through approximately sixty writing exercises on topics such as fear, shame, forgiveness, progress, abstinence, and goals. The Overeater's Journal is divided into three sections: physical, emotional, spiritual and includes a reproducible food log. Many sources were used to identify the need for a journal on this topic, and Danowski has a solid trade and professional presence, which makes her the best choice today to reach readers. The Overeater's Journal is inspirational and prescriptive. Danowski's knack for lively narrative will make readers feel motivated and hopeful. Her recent book, Locked Up for Eating Too Much was based on her journal entries while going through treatment for an eating...


Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch
0312321236
September 11, 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Both sound and supportive...The nurturing volume will find an eager audience in all those who are tired of living in the land of forbidden foods and the latest greatest diet fad."--Publishers Weekly


Overcoming Binge Eating
Christopher G. Fairburn
0898621798
March 1995
Paperback
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G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D., Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University
This `reader-friendly' book provides a lucid and comprehensive account of the nature and treatment of binge eating by one of the world's leading clinical researchers. Based on the most recent scientific evidence, and reflecting Fairburn's many years of unsurpassed clinical experience, this text is unrivaled as the best source for educating both the public and patients about binge eating. But it does more than educate and enlighten. It includes a detailed self-help program for overcoming binge eating in bulimia nervosa and obesity. The state-of-the-art techniques in this program have proved effective in numerous scientific studies. The program can be used on its own or in combination with therapy. --This text refers to the Hardcover ...


When Food Is Love : Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
Geneen Roth
0452268184
July 1, 1992
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From Publishers Weekly
This is the fourth book ( Feeding the Hungry Heart, etc.) generated by the seminars Roth conducts at her Berkeley, Calif., home for people who believe that if they were thin, they would be happy. But the author makes clear that losing weight doesn't automatically gain one success, respect and love. Roth's personal story and those of her clients as related here exemplify the need to discover why the overweight are addicted to food. Citing her own deprived childhood, the author demonstrates that gluttons seek the reliable comforts of eating instead of closeness with humans who might become abusive (like her mother) or vanish (like her father). Those bent on self-improvement will find that the book merely repeats well-known principles in a melodramatic fashion. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. ...


Feeding the Hungry Heart
Geneen Roth
0452270839
Sept 1993
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Book Description
This is how Geneen Roth remembers her time as an emotional overeater and self-starver. After years of struggle, Roth finally broke free from the destructive cycle of bingeing and purging. In the two decades since her triumph, she has gone on to help tens of thousands of others do the same through her lectures, workshops, and retreats. Those she has met during this time have shared stories that are both heartrending and inspiring, which Roth has gathered for this unique book.

Twenty years after its original publication, Feeding the Hungry Heart continues to inspire women and men, helping them win the battle against a hunger that goes deeper than a need for food.

About the Author
Geneen Roth is the bestselling author of Breaking Free from Compulsive...


Runaway Eating
Cynthia Bulik
1594860386
Jan 2005
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Book Description
The first book to address a disturbing new trend: dangerous eating patterns in midlife women that can have serious health consequences.

Struggling to cope with the stress of menopause, empty nest syndrome, caring for ailing parents, work overload, and the cultural emphasis on youth and beauty, more and more women find themselves eating compulsively to ease tension, manage anxiety, quell depression, and distract themselves from what's really eating them. Others obsessively follow strict diets or exercise excessively.

In this groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., and dietitian Nadine Taylor team up to present a patient-tested 8-step program to help women regain a healthy relationship with food. Readers also will find:
o A thorough explanation of the full spectrum of...


Surviving an Eating Disorder
Michelle Siegel
0060952334
January 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Siegel and Brisman are founders of Bulimia Treatment Associates; Weinshel is on the faculty of the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, both facilities in New York City. These psychologists here offer counsel on bulimia, anorexia and/or compulsive overeating. The text concentrates on women who binge and vomit or starve themselves, primarily female aberrations, and discusses gourmands, mostly male. Starting with case histories that posit family experiences as the root of bizarre eating, the authors progress to information on how to recognize symptoms of disorder and how to help the sufferers. Victims must face their illnesses squarely, the first step on the long road to recovery, stress the authors. "Don't go it alone," they add, appending a list of organizations that provide information on professional help....


The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger
Dilia de la Altagracia
0974409200
November 2003
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Book Description
For most Americans weight = quality of life. We all have a compelling desire: a) To feel vital and energetic b) To feel attractive and desirable c) To be able to participate in whatever activities we want d) To feel secure that our physical profile is healthy Yet despite the fact that 52 million Americans are on a diet, they invest $40 billion/year in diet products, and run up a $110 billion annual tab in health related costs, 2 out of 3 Americans are considered overweight. The End of Diets offers: #1 An analysis of why, for an emotional eater, traditional weight loss approaches, such as exercise, diets, external motivation, and will power, are conclusively ineffective. This analysis explains why only 3% of anyone that attempts a traditional weight loss approach is successful in keeping the weight off long-term. ...


Love to Eat, Hate to Eat
Elyse Fitzpatrick
0736914382
Oct 2004
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Why Weight : A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating
Geneen Roth
0452262542
September 1993
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Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
James Lock
1572309083
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Lock, a psychiatrist specializing in adolescence, and le Grange, an assistant professor of psychiatry, have written a comprehensive book on a difficult topic. They present some new concepts on the management of eating disorders that are somewhat contradictory to current thinking, and make valid points backed by research (the authors have a five-year grant for studying the treatment of anorexia nervosa). Early on, Lock and le Grange emphasize the need for parents to take immediate action in obtaining help for their teens and to not dwell on the "why." Many therapists balk at this approach, believing the motivations for an eating disorder are an essential part of treatment. But Lock and le Grange present research suggesting the disorder can be linked to personality traits and even genetics. The book then moves on...


Overcoming Bulimia: Your Comprehensive, Step-By-Step Guide to Recovery (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Randi E., Ph.D. McCabe, et al
1572243260
January 2004
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Book Description
Severe dieting often results in periods of reactive binge eating. a phenomenon experienced by one in twenty American women. Responses to these periods may include prolonged fasting, self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives and diuretics, and obsessive exercise: all symptoms of bulimia. This workbook contains tools to help bulimics break the cycle of bingeing and reacting, allowing them to take control of their lives and make positive behavior changes. Use it to recognize the symptoms of bulimia, its causes, and the health risks it poses. Then work through the exercises to normalize eating and deal with the issues that underlie the symptoms. Take control of your recovery process with checklists, self-monitoring assessments, and thought diaries. Practical advice and real-life examples reinforce attitudes and offer...


Overcoming Overeating
Jane R. Hirschmann, Carol H. Munter
0449003825
April 29, 1998
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Book Description
AT LAST! A BOOK TO HELP YOU BREAK OUT OF THE DIET/BINGE CYCLE--AND LOSE WEIGHT NATURALLY.

Diet/binge. Good food/bad food. Punishment/reward. These are the compulsive eater's nightmares, a longtime pattern of recrimination and guilt that ultimately leads to more overeating and more weight gain. Now, for the first time, here is a proven, step-by-step plan that doesn't control your eating habits--but cures them, once and for all. OVERCOMING OVEREATING will show you how to:

¸  Give up dieting forever and discover that you actually eat much less without the pressure of restraints
¸  Eat from true stomach hunger instead of "mouth" hunger--the emotional trigger that makes you turn to food even though you're not hungry
¸  Enjoy the enormous...

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