Title: How to Overcome Eating Disorders Breaking Free for a Better Life
Author: Louise V Taylor
Stars: 4 out of 5
As someone who struggles with an eating disorder I am always looking for books to help guide me and those around me to better understand What an eating disorder is and how really it never goes away you never really overcome an eating disorder you learn to cope.
Louise Taylor uses a lot of information help those who do not understand eating disorders in hopes they are able to understand what triggers an eating disorder. Society, Mental Health, PTSD and so much more.
I appreciated that she covered the fact eating disorders are an addiction. I have found most people feel or think an eating disorder is done for attention when in fact its not. Its an addiction just like drinking, sex and drugs. I can honestly say it is like a runners high after not eating for 24hrs.
She covers society desire to have women look like the women on runways. Hangers for clothing as I like to call it.
The author paints a wonderful picture of what can trigger an eating disorder.
She gives readers different areas of healing, therapies, and support groups.
Louise Taylor uses UK stats but they are the same all over and much high in the United States.
No one wakes up in the morning and decides to have an eating disorder is is as much about control as it is about fighting the lack of self esteem.
She covers all different types of eating disorder and goes into details from the ones everyone knows Anorexia, Bulimia, to lesser know Binge Eating, Purging disorder and more.
I high recommended this book to those who have a family member, friend suffering from an eating disorder so they can help love and guide that person to finding a way to live with an addiction to food. Knowing it will never go away but they can learn to cope and adapt.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher Pen & Sword White Owl for the advance copy. It is a wonderful book that will open eyes if people are willing to read it.
If you are interested in know more about my struggle please feel free to ask or email me.
you want to gain a better understanding of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, this book is for you. It looks at theories about the causes of eating disorders, including susceptibility studies, personality traits, genetics, the effects of personal circumstances, societal/media pressures, family influences and more.
The health risks are covered and the damage caused by eating disorders is made clear. This information, especially, will help some sufferers find the strength and determination to fight their disease and break free.
The book explains the logic of eating disordered individuals, with some using food or weight control as a coping mechanism to block out painful emotions. It will enable the reader to better understand why some people with eating disorders behave as they do.
It looks at the latest research, and new and emerging treatments are discussed, as well as established treatments and their success rates. In addition to conventional treatments medical, psychological and therapeutic the book considers complimentary therapies that may support an individual's recovery.
It also includes nutritional information, to help those who are frightened of food, because they feel out of control around it, or are afraid of being overweight. There is a chapter on adjusting to change, recovery strategies and a look at why pro-ana communities are unhelpful, suggesting healthier social groups and past-times.
The book contains extensive case studies of people who have battled with anorexia and bulimia, looking at some of the things that may have played a role in their disease, such as abuse, bullying, loneliness, low self-esteem, unhappiness and pressures to conform.
Expected publication: December 19th 2017 by Pen & Sword Books
About The Author:
Louise V. Taylor struggled with long periods of anorexia and bulimia in her teens and early 20s, before breaking free from the disease, overcoming her obsession with food and weight control, and finding better ways to manage her difficult feelings. She has since qualified in nutrition and psychology, and now works as a writer. She's keen to help people gain new-found confidence, move on from difficult circumstances and focus on the good things in life, for a positive future.