Recommended Reading

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Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle with Body Image Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

by Emily Sandoz, Ph.D.

Eating to Lose

by Maryjeanne Hunt

The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are

by Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D.

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

by Jenni Schaefer

The Good Eater: The True Story of One Man’s Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

by Ron Saxen

Overcoming Binge Eating: Second Edition

by Dr. Christopher G. Fairburn

The Rules of “Normal” Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!

by Karen R. Koenig

Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balance Relationship with Food

by Susan Albers PsyD

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

The Exercise Balance; What’s Too Much, What’s Too Little, and What’s Just Right for You!

by Pauline Powers, MD & Ron Thompson, PhD

Starting Monday: Seven Keys to a Permanent, Positive Relationship with Food

by Karen R. Koenig LCSW, M.Ed.

The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home

by Marcia Herrin Ed.D, M.P.H., R.D. & Nancy Matsumoto

Food to Eat: guided, hopeful and trusted recipes for eating disorder recovery

Overcoming Binge Eating, First Edition

by Christopher Fairburn

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

by James Lock

Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder

by Brian Cuban

Additional Reading:

  • Self-Esteem: 4th ed. Authors: Matthew McKay, PhD, and Patrick Fanning
  • Eating Mindfully. 2nd ed. Author: Susan Albers, PSYD.
  • The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors. Authors: Rebecca Williams, PhD and Julie Kraft, MAAlmost Anorexic by Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD & Jenni Schaefer
  • Beginner’s Guide to E.D. Recovery, The  by  Nancy J. Kolodny, MA, MSW, LCSW
  • Body Wars: Making Peace with Women’s Bodies, by Margo Maine, PH.D
  • Brave Girl Eating, by Hearriet Brown
  • Breaking Free from Emotional Eating, by Geneen Roth
  • Breaking the Bonds of Food Addiction, by Susan McQuillan, M.S., R.D.
  • Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery, by Hall and Cohn
  • Dieting Gone Awry: How to Help Cients with E.D. and Disordered Eating (DVD), by Nancy Clark
  • Do I Look Fat in This?, by Jessica Weiner
  • Eating in the Light of the Moon , by Anita Johnston, PhD
  • Embracing Our Selves, by H. Stone, PH.D & S. Stone, PH.D
  • Emotional Balance: the Path to Inner Peace and Harmony, by Dr. Roy Martina
  • Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, & Food, by Margo Maine, PH.D
  • The Food and Feeling WorkBook , by Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed
  • Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, by Jenni Schaefer
  • Gaining: the truth about life after eating disorders, by Aimee Liu
  • Healing the Child Within, by Charles L. Whitfield, MD
  • Health Food Junkies: Orthorexia Nervosa, by Steven Bratman, M.D.
  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, by James Lock, MD, PhD
  • Here’s the Deal Don’t Touch Me, by Howie Mandel
  • Hidden Hunger, by Maxine Davies
  • Hunger Pains: From Fad Diets to Eating Disorders, by Mary Pipher, PH.D
  • Intuitive Eating:  A Revolutionary Program that Works, by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D. and Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., C.E.D.R.D.
  • Life Inside the “Thin” Cage, by Constance Rhodes
  • Life Without Ed, by Jenni Schaefer with Thom Rutledge
  • Little Book of Positive Quotations, The, by Compiled by: Deger & Gibson
  • Living With Your Body & Other Things You Hate, by Emily Sandez, PhD
  • Lost and Found: A Memoir, by Karen Flyer
  • Made for Paradise, by Dr. Patricia Hart Terry
  • Making Peace with Your Thighs , by Dr. Linda Mintle
  • Meditation Secrets for Women , by Maurine & Roche, PH.D
  • Miss Representation (DVD), by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Normal Eating for Normal Weight , by Sheryl Canter, M.A.
  • On the Other Side (CD), by Logan Gillen
  • Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, The, by Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD, & Matsumoto
  • Path to Tranquility, The, by Dalai Lama
  • Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family (DVD), by Narrated by Lauren Hutton
  • Power of Now, The (Audio Book), by Eckhart Tolle
  • Recovering Your Mental Health: a self-help guide, by U.S. Dpt of Health & Human Services
  • Secret Language of Eating Disorders, The, by Peggy Claude-Pierre
  • Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder, by Brian Cuban
  • Surviving an Eating Disorder , by Michele Siegel, PhD, Judith Brisman, PhD & Margot Weinshel, MSW
  • Talking to Eating Disorders, by Jeanne A. Heaton, Ph.D. & Caludia J. Strauss
  • Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap, by Margo Maine, Beth Hartman McGilley & Douglas W. Bunnell
  • Treatment of Eating Disorders, The, by Carlos M. Grilo & James E. Mitchell
  • Woman’s Book of Confidence: Guided Journal, The, by Sue Patton Thoele
  • What’s Eating You?, by Tammy Nelson, MS
  • When Dieting Becomes Dangerous, by Michel, PH.D & Willard, LCSW
  • When Food is Love, by Geneen Roth
  • When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, by Martin M. Antony, PhD & Richard P. Swinson, MD
  • When Your Child Has and Eating Disorder, by Abigail H. Natenshon
  • Women, Food, and God, by Geneen Roth
  • 100 Questions & Answers About Eating Disorders, by Carolyn Costin, LMFT, MA, Med