Restoring our bodies, reclaiming our lives Guidance and reflections on recovery from eating disorders

Book - 2011

Here is an honest, comprehensive, and inspiring resource for those in recovery from an eating disorder. While there are numerous memoirs available chronicling individual women's struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, this is the first book to bring together many people's stories to create a complete and candid picture of the recovery process. The author has brought together firsthand accounts of recovery to create a realistic roadmap for the journey. This book includes informational sidebars, written by professionals in the field, on topics including treatment options, choosing the right therapist, the pros and cons of medication, how parents and spouses can help, and much more. -- From publisher.

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Boston : Trumpeter 2011.
Physical Description
ix, 194 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191-194).
Other Authors
Aimee Liu (-)
  • Turning points
  • How and when?
  • Ed's men
  • Labeling Ed
  • Distress signals
  • Seting the stage for recovery
  • Wht's Ed hiding?
  • The maudsley method
  • What to suggest and how to suggest it
  • A journey in intimacy
  • Hearing concern, accepting support
  • Treatment
  • Medical insurance
  • You first
  • Facing food
  • meds and Ed
  • CBT for eating disorders
  • Paking peace with pain
  • Notes to self, letters to ED
  • Restoration
  • Sensing the body
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Recovery and religion
  • Truth telling
  • A friend in deed
  • Are the twelve steps for you?
  • Discovery
  • Embracing themess
  • Moving beyond weight
  • Ready, get set, support!
  • Inner workings
  • Lead on!
  • Wise minds
  • Is recovery really possible?
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Liu (Gaining: The Truth about Life After Eating Disorders) offers a compilation of letters written by an array of men and women suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge, and other eating disorders. Liu puts each of these intimate letters into helpful contexts, so that current sufferers may learn from their peers. Contributors speak of past disorders, some lasting decades; others count an eating disorder as an ongoing struggle. With clinical notes and information on new and unique approaches, Liu's effort offers something for everyone effected by this issue, whether personally, peripherally, or professionally. About choosing a therapist, Liu urges readers to avoid adherents to current approaches that focus on diet alone, an important component to treatment, yes, but only the tip of the Eating Disorder iceberg. Liu's book isn't a guide to uncovering the psychology behind an eating disorder, but it clearly shows that relief from suffering can be found in the stories of other sufferers. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.