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Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem?by Jennifer J Thomas
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Determine if your eating behaviors are a problem, develop strategies to change unhealthy patterns, and learn when and how to get professional help when needed with this practical, engaging guide to taking care of yourself when you are not a full-blown anorexic.
Every day millions of us struggle with eating. We stand at the mirror wondering how we can face the day when we look so fat. We over-exercise. We skip meals, go on fad diets, and scan labels for fat free.” Still, we are never thin enough. Sitting down to a meal feels like facing a battle.
Many of us suffer from the symptoms and effects of anorexia, but never address the issue because we dont fully meet the diagnostic criteria. One major study estimates that while 1 in 200 adults have experienced the full anorexia syndrome, as many as 1 in 20 have exhibited at least some of the key symptoms..If this is the case for you, then you may be "almost anorexic". With this groundbreaking book, you can get help for yourself or a loved one. Drawing on case studies and the latest research, eating disorder experts Jennifer Thomas and Jenni Schaefer give you the skills to:
Understand the symptoms of almost anorexia and its place on the spectrum from normal eating behaviors to a full-blown eating disorder
Determine if you (or your loved ones) relationship with food is a problem
Gain insight on how to intervene with a loved one
Discover proven strategies to change unhealthy eating patterns
Learn when and how to get professional help when its needed
Millions of men and women struggle with disordered eating. Some stand at the mirror wondering how they can face the day when they look so fat. Other over-exercise, binge, or purge. Many skip meals, go on diet after diet, or cut out entire food groups. Still they are never thin enough.
While 1 in 20 adults have experienced full-blown anorexia, at least 1 in 20 has exhibited some of the key symptoms. Many suffer from the effects of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, but most never address the issue because they don't fully meet the diagnostic criteria. If this is the case for you, then you may be what we call "almost anorexic." Drawing on the latest research, this groundbreaking book combines a psychologist's clinical experience with a patient's personal recovery story.
Almost Anorexic will give you the skills to understand the symptoms of almost anorexia; determine if your (or your loved one's) relationship with food is a problem; gain insight on how to intervene with a loved one; discover scientifically proven strategies to change unhealthy eating patterns; learn when and how to get professional help when it's needed.
Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard medical School, and on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in eating disorders.
Jennifer Schaefer is an internationally known author and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. Her books include Life without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me.
The Almost Effect Series? presents books written by Harvard Medical School faculty and other experts who offer guidance on common behavioral and physical problems falling in the spectrum between normal health and a full-blown medical condition. These are the first publications to help general readers recognize and address these problems.
About the Author
Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in eating disorders.
Jenni Schaefer is an internationally known author and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. Her books include Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me.
Table of Contents
Series Forward: The Almost Effect (by Julie Silver, MD)
Introduction: A Touch of Anorexia
Part 1: Getting to Know the Ed in Your Head
Chapter 1: What is Almost Anorexia?
Chapter 2: Underweight, Overweight, and Everything in Between
Chapter 3: Calories, Cleansing, and Colonics?! Your Relationship with Food
Chapter 4: Optical Illusions: Your Relationship with Your Body
Part 2: Kicking Ed to the Curb
Chapter 5: Resisting the Allure of Almost Anorexia
Chapter 6: Do the Next Right Thing: Normal Eating
Chapter 7: Get Moving (Or Not): Whats Best for Me?
Chapter 8: Accepting and Loving Your Body (Yes, We Said Loving)
Chapter 9: Its Not Just You and Ed: Creating a Circle of Support
Chapter 10: Dont Settle for Almost Recovered
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