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“Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating”, Matz, Judith & Frankel, Ellen
Virtually every therapist encounters individuals struggling with food and weight issues, compulsive eating, and body hatred. Beyond a Shadow of a Diet is the first comprehensive book for professionals to address the dynamics and treatment of compulsive eating. Drawing from the mountain of research . . .
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“Dr. Deah’s Calmanac: Your Interactive Monthly Guide for Cultivating a Positive Body Image”, Deah, Ann Schwartz
A 12-month interactive guide designed to transform negative body image and disordered eating patterns into a body positive Health at Every Size® approach to wellness. Dr. Deah's Body Shop (2013)   Purchase book . . .
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“Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: A Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body”, May, Michelle & Anderson, Kari
Offers a step-by-step process for self-discovery and healing your relationship with food and your body. You’ll learn new ways to manage the physical, emotional, and environmental stresses you encounter each day without bingeing.  Am I Hungry? Publishing (2014) Purchase book . . .
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“Overcoming Fear of Fat”, Brown, Laura & Rothlum, Esther
Here is an enlightening new volume that presents an integration of anti-fat-oppressive attitudes into the work of feminist therapy. Overcoming Fear of Fat is unique among professional work in the area of women and fat in that it does not approach size as the problem; rather it approaches prejudice . . .
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“The Treatment of Clinical Eating Disorders A Clinical Handbook”, Grilo, C. and Michelle, James (edited by)
 "This comprehensive clinical handbook brings together leading international experts on eating disorders to describe the most effective treatments and how to implement them. Coverage encompasses psychosocial, family-based, medical, and nutritional therapies for anorexia nervosa, bulimi . . .
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“Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body”, Bordo, Susan
Bordo explores women's obsessions with appearance, their struggles to control food and hunger, and the pressures brought on by a society that worships the ideal female figure. UC Press (1993) (2004 paper)    Purchase book . . .
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“Worth Your Weight: What you can do about a weight problem”, Bruno, Barbara A.
Given that diets do not work in the long term, and that current research seems to indicate that there are biological reasons that diets cannot work, Barbara Altman Bruno shows a way to promote health while accepting the weight nature (and your history) has given you. Strongly recommended. Rutledge . . .
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