Books on Bulimia

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Books on Bulimia


I have been looking for books on bulimia; self help, personal accounts, anything. I can't seem to find much of anything! Does anyone have any suggestions of good books on the topic?

Thanks so much!

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Have you tried the book,

Have you tried the book, "Intuitive Eating"?
Its not written exclusively for bulimics, but for ALL sufferers of EDs and chronic dieting.
Ive just started reading it and am loving it so far. :)
It basically tells you to trust your body when it comes to food, because your body is instinctively equipped w/the ability to send the right hunger signals. W/intuitive eating, you eat only when youre hungry, and stop when youre full. Simple as that.

It is recommended though that long time sufferers whove completely lost touch w/their hunger signals should try STRUCTURED EATING first, until your body learns to trust you again.

Hope this helped. XX

Just keep going, no matter what.

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hey there is a new book

hey there is a new book coming out called 'The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia: A Guide to Breaking Free from Bulimia Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy'= it looks amazing and i have heard really good reports.
It is based on ACT- acceptance and commitment therapy- which is the same as this website. It should be finished printing in the next two wks!
Hope this helps

Melanie Jane
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"mindful Eating: A guide to

"mindful Eating: A guide to rediscovering a healthy and joyful relationship with food" by Jan Chosen Bays is really great. It comes with an audio cd which leads you through meditation exercises and such. The author is a very compassionate woman and is comforting to listen to. I would highly recommend it!

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"Goodbye Ed Hello Me"

"Goodbye Ed Hello Me"

The walls we build around us
to keep out the sadness
also keep out the joy.

Jim Rohn

Coach Jen
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I was so glad to see

I was so glad to see 'Intuitive Eating' on here! Its my go-to source for anything food related! I've read it at least 5 times!

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There are a lot of books I

There are a lot of books I plan on reading on the subject of recovery/bulimia/ mindful eating etc. I am one of those people who when there is a problem I turn to books for guidance.

So far I have read Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

I did not find this book incredibly helpful. Now, don't get me wrong, it might have been because I was not ready to recovery quite yet. None-the-less it gave me a good introduction to some of the similarities between bulimics, how dieting can lead to bulimia, and a few ideas for beating a binge. There is also a "2 week program to stop binging" I did it.. even though it took me like am month and I was still binging and purging heavily during that time. And some of the exercises were kind of stupid to me. But I think for someone who was ready to go all out it would be a great way to kick start!

Now I am reading The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook

I started the first two chapters a few months ago but knew I was not ready to continue past the basics yet. Now I have picked it up again and I find it extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and thorough. I am only a few chapters in though so I will have to get back to you when I am finished with it.

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@ Balancing Act, It is great

@ Balancing Act, It is great that you see advantages and disadvantages to books - I have to say that I really liked Lindsey Hall's book because my husband is working with me too, but you are right there are some things in there that do seem stupid to me, especially balancing a family, but there were some good points too and I felt like she has been in the same places I have been.

The past is history, the future is a mystery and today is a gift.

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Thanks everyone! I can't wait

Thanks everyone! I can't wait to start reading!!!!

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