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Good Reading - Books relating to Eating Disorders or Promoting Healthy Living.

Healthy Habits, Happy Kids: A Practical Plan to Help Your Family
by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.

Healthy Habits, Happy Kids will show you how to:
- create a realistic get-healthy plan for your whole crew
- fill your home with support, optimism, activity, and responsibility
- evaluate your family's progress and stay on course
- maneuver around time-crunched schedules and resistant family members
- watch for warning signs of eating disorders and other health concerns

This whole-person approach to staying fit considers not only the physical health of your kids but also their emotional, relational, and spiritual health. Whether your family needs to completely change course or make minor adjustments, this book will help you create the well-balanced, healthy-living plan your entire family needs.

I'm Beautiful-Why Can't I See It?
by Kimberly Davidson

This effective, proven, step-by-step 13-week healing devotional study is for anyone struggling with unhealthy patterns of eating and body image issues, including eating disorders (compulsive overeating, bulimia, and/or anorexia). Emotional (or disordered) eating is very serious, and God has specific processes for setting people free. I'm Beautiful? Why Can't I See It? can be used as a personal resource or in groups and is 12-step compatible.

Hope, Help, & Healing For Eating Disorders
by Dr. Gregory L. Jantz

This book discusses a New Approach to treating those that suffer with eating disorders. Anybody that is suffering from an eating disorder needs to have unconditional love, acceptance, and forgiveness. They also need to learn how to forgive themselves, and forgive others that may have abused or harmed them. We do not believe force will change those suffering from eating disorders. Force does not work. It can drive the eating disorder deeper and deeper.

Empty-A Story of Anorexia
by Christie Pettit

Millions of girls struggle with eating disorders. And most American women are unhappy with their bodies. Christie Pettit was one of them. Christie started college as a healthy, competitive athlete. But soon her perfectionism drove her to take fitness to the extreme. As she became more and more obsessed with what she ate and how much she exercised, thoughts about food and working out controlled her mind, her habits, and even her relationships. Christie was finally forced to admit that she was losing her battle with her own body. She was starving—but she didn't know it.

Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
by Lori Gottlieb

ISBN: 0425178900 Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (Reissue)
Autobiography by Lori Gottlieb, recounting her childhood experiences of anorexia. Living in Los Angeles and tired of her parents' lifestyle and insistance that she be "ladylike", Lori sets out to be "the thinnest eleven year old on the entire planet". Her story shows that recovery IS possible, even at such a relatively young age.

Dying to be Thin
by Ira M. Sacker, M.D. and Marc A. Zimmer, Ph.D

ISBN: 0446384178 Publisher: Warner Books
A guide for eating disorder sufferers and their friends & family. Great for general information and has a load of personal stories from sufferers and former sufferers. Also has a large amount of information on the treatment recommended by the authors.

Bulimia A Guide To Recovery
by Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn

ISBN: 093607731X Publisher: Gurze Books; 5.00 edition (August 9, 1999)
This is an excellent book. It offers accurate information, and genuine hope for everyone who suffers with bulimia. This book is not only a wonderful resource for sufferers of bulimia. But it is also a resource for thier family and friends. The book explains bulimia, tells Lindsey Hall's personal story, and has a special chapter for family and loved ones. Everyone who suffers from bulimia or has a spouse, family member, or friend with bulimia, should read this book.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
by Marya Hornbacher

ISBN: 0060930934 Publisher: HarperCollins
Brutally honest first-hand account of her anorexia and bulimia by Marya Hornbacher. At the age of four, she looked in a mirror and decided she was fat. By the age of nine she was bulimic and she was anorexic by the time she was 12. Although shocking, the book is both funny and witty in many places, with comical observations of our society and culture. A must read - if you feel you won't be triggered.

Look Great Feel Great
by Joyce Meyer

ISBN: 0446579467
Bestselling author Joyce Meyer shares her own struggle to overcome unhealthy living habits as well as 12 keys for restoring all-around health.

The Secret Language of Eating Disorders
by Peggy Claude-Pierre

ISBN: 0812928423 Publisher: Random House
Controversial, but fascinating, book by the mother of two teenage anorectics. Claude-Pierre shares her experiences of helping her daughters overcome their eating disorders and offers a fresh insight into recovery techniques. Also contains a lengthy discussion of Confirmed Negativity Condition (CNC), a term coined by Claude-Pierre to describe how the negative mindset of an eating disordered individual works.

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends
by Michele Siegel, Ph.D, Judith Brisman, Ph.D and Margot Weinshel, M.S.W.

ISBN: 0060952334 Publisher: HarperCollins
Excellent book for family and friends of an eating disorder sufferer. Has information on how to approach your loved one, rules and relationships, coping with denial, seeking help, and much more.

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder
by Abigail H. Natenshon

ISBN: 0787945781 Publisher: Jossey-Bass
How to help your eating disordered child. This book comes highly recommended by many who have read it.

Losing Weight-Permanently
by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.

Only 2 percent of dieters succeed at keeping off the weight they worked so hard to lose. We all can find the incentive to start, but finding the motivation to keep going is another story. In the end we give up on one diet and try another only to find out that it doesn't work either. But don't lose hope. There is a way to look great and lose that extra weight-permanently!

Trusted eating disorder expert Dr. Gregory L. Jantz describes a different way to lose weight and keep it off. With helpful advice and the support every dieter needs, Jantz offers you:
freedom from food obsession,
freedom from yo-yo dieting, and
freedom from deprivation.

The Confident Woman
by Joyce Meyer

ISBN: 0446531987
I enjoyed reading this book. It was so inspiring to read about the strengths every woman can nurture. She has outdone herself! Every woman (and man) should read it, it teachs you how to find your confidence and bring it out.