Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

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by Lindsey Hall, Leigh Cohn
     
 

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This fifth edition is completely updated and expanded, andoffers a complete understanding of bulimia and a plan for recovery. It includes:

  • Answers tquestions most often asked about bulimia
  • Insight from more than 400 recovered and recovering bulimics
  • A Three-Week Program tStop Bingeing
  • Specific advice for loved-ones
  • Things tdinstead of

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Overview

This fifth edition is completely updated and expanded, andoffers a complete understanding of bulimia and a plan for recovery. It includes:

  • Answers tquestions most often asked about bulimia
  • Insight from more than 400 recovered and recovering bulimics
  • A Three-Week Program tStop Bingeing
  • Specific advice for loved-ones
  • Things tdinstead of bingeing
  • Lindsey Hall's own inspiring story, "Eat Without Fear"
  • Suggestions from professional eating disorders therapists

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:
9780936077314
Publisher:
Gurze Books
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.76(d)

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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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