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Permission To Eat: A practical guide to working yourself out of an eating disorder during college, while celebrating the awesomeness that is you! Paperback – May 11, 2019
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Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. No matter where you’re struggling on the spectrum of food behaviors, you are likely stressing yourself out about what the “perfect” answers are to making you feel good in your body again. It’s time to put down those calorie counters and end the trendy weight-loss diets! (Put down the keto shake...drop it!)
Permission To Eat is a practical guide for recovery from eating disorders in college and beyond. The book gives readers specific tools for all genders to break up with their disorder, including action-based worksheets and journal prompts, knowledge of medical complications and what to tell medical professionals, personal stories from the author and others who have been through eating disorders, and most importantly—hope for full recovery.
This book will help you discover how to:
Drop the guilt around eating and create a better relationship with food so that you can get on with the more important things in life.
Know what information to tell health professionals so that you get the best care.
Understand what some complications of your disorder can be, and how to reverse or stop them from happening with actionable tips.
Handle it when your treatment team asks you to cut back on the exercise.
Find peace with food and give yourself permission to eat intuitively.
After reading Permission to Eat, you’ll feel the freedom to eat at any restaurant you want, to pick up any food that looks good, to get to know yourself, and to start loving your body instead of shaming it. Filled with nutritional information and glowing motivational messages, this book is sure to guide you toward trusting your body and taking the first steps toward long-lasting recovery.
"Reading this book at four years recovered from my eating disorder was the clarity and practical guidance I needed. At that point in my recovery, I was feeling strong and almost back to normal but not completely solid. This book reminded me that recovery is possible and gave me great tools for when I can feel myself slip into ED habits. I'm very glad to have this book on my shelf."
--Emy Authier, struggled with anorexia
"As someone with personal and professional eating disorder experience, this book is an invaluable resource. It should be required reading in schools, and in the hands of everyone!"
--Brittany Burgunder, struggled with a long-term eating disorder and author of Safety in Numbers
"Permission To Eat is geared toward the college-age student, but applicable to all. It is factual but not preachy. It felt like I was sitting there listening to a peer talk to me about the various issues. I know the readers will find this to be true."
--Dr. Pamela Parker, MD, FACOG, FAAFP, DIMP
- Publisher : Not Your Average Nutritionist (May 11, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 196 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1733820701
- ISBN-13 : 978-1733820707
- Item Weight : 10.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #640,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #699 in Self-Help for Eating Disorders & Body Image Issues (Books)
- #4,433 in Nutrition (Books)
- #4,693 in Self-Esteem (Books)
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Whether you're looking for help with disordered eating or not, I strongly recommend this book for an honest perspective on our relationships with food and how to embrace healthy eating habits. This book isn't about restrictions or counting calories or stepping on a scale every day. It's about trusting yourself and creating a sense of awareness that we ALL could use help with. Give it a read. You will be happy you did!
Anyone who is interested in learning more about eating disorders or about the struggling mindset that those people with EDs do have, I recommend this book for you. It is easy to read, informative, and realistic. I enjoyed it so much. My favorite part of the book was its structure—with bullet point summaries at the end of each chapter AND a journaling task. Keeping a journal while I read was such an important part of the experience and allowed me to grow in learning about myself and my reasons behind my eating disorder, even as a person who is at a stable place in my recovery. Lastly, Libby wrote the book as neutral as possible—not catering to a specific gender, ethnicity, or body shape. This book can be for anyone and should be read by everyone who wants more insight and information about eating disorders and their effects on the human mind and body. Happy reading!
I really enjoyed reading Libby's perspective on ED treatment, both with a professional team and through personal exploration. Its relevance extends beyond young adults with EDs; it gives anyone the tools to recognize the negative impacts of diet culture on our well-being, as well as ways to identify disordered eating in ourselves and others. I found that so much of this book matches the philosophy I try to use in ED counseling. Thank you for creating a book that is so accessible to everyone!