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Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery
     

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

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by Lindsey Hall
 

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Bulimia is a complex problem with intricate roots, and recovery is best accomplished with sound information, specific tasks, and the support of others. All of that is provided in this completely revised and updated guidebook, which includes:

Answers to questions about bulimia

Insight from over 400 recovered and recovering bulimics

Lindsey Hall's story,

Overview

Bulimia is a complex problem with intricate roots, and recovery is best accomplished with sound information, specific tasks, and the support of others. All of that is provided in this completely revised and updated guidebook, which includes:

Answers to questions about bulimia

Insight from over 400 recovered and recovering bulimics

Lindsey Hall's story, Eat Without Fear

Treatment options

Things to do instead of bingeing

Advice for loved-ones

A two-week program to stop bingeing

Editorial Reviews

William Davis
This is an excellent book. It offers accurate information, wise counsel and genuine hope for everyone who suffers with bulimia...also valuable reading for the mental health professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936077512
Publisher:
Gurze Books
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Edition description:
25th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,313,317
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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For nine years, I binged and vomited up to five times daily. Although therewere a few days without a binge, the thoughts were always there, even in my dreams. It was painful and frightening. No one knew about my bulimia, because I kept it safely hidden behind a facade of competence, happiness, and average body weight. When my health and marriage began to fail, however, a series of coincidences brought me face to face with recovery, and I soon became devoted to freeing myself from my obsession with food.

I worked hard and willingly, and underwent an amazing transformation. As the bulimic thoughts and behavior subsided, I was able to see how it had served me all those years. It was an effective tool for emotional, physical, and spiritual survival when I knew no other. It had been a friend, a lover, a hiding place, a voice, a quest for meaning and love. It was a way to cope with growing up in a frightening and uncertain world. But what had started as an innocent diet became a monster which threatened to devour my entire life.

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Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has opened my eyes to my disease. I never even thought I had one. When I realized I did, the thought never even crossed my mind that anyone could pinpoint where my bulimia has come from or how to get past it. Now I know I am not alone and I am learning to deal with my emotions in a healthy way. Every time I read this book something touches me and allows me to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has or knows anyone with an eating disorder.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book holds nothing back; it is honest and descriptive. It is straight forward and current. It will motivate you to begin your journey toward wellness. It is a must for those who suffer from bulimia and their families who suffer with them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written by a recovered bulimic and her husband who helped her through her recovery. Chapter one is very informative as it is questions most often asked about bulimia and answers to those questions. Chapter two tells Lindsey Hall's personal story, the following chapters guide the reader through recovery and gives information on how to seek help, there's a chapter for family and friends, a three week program to stop bingeing, and a guide for support groups. I highly recommend this informative book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book changed my life. I can't belive that I could actually take control of my disorder. Before I thought that the only solutions were enemas, but now I know. I can overcome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has really opened my eyes to the depth of my disorder. It has prompted many emotional journal entries and has given me the courage to talk about my problem openly for the first time.
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This book manages to take you through the life of recovery and it's many forms. One program may not be for everyone and in this book it touchs on just that, appreciate the insight.
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