23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
An accessible and thought-provoking look at disordered eating,
This review is from: Understanding Your Eating: How to Eat and not Worry About it (Paperback)
This is a must-read book for anyone who has issues with food - and how many people, especially women, don't have issues with food?! Most women I know could benefit from reading Julia's book, not only those with specific, serious diagnoses but also those who are on the constant-diet treadmill, perpetually anxious about their weight.
You need to take your time with this book, not because it is difficult to read (quite the opposite, the writing is straightforward and informal) but because it will make you think. Read it slowly and thoroughly, and sometimes reread sections with particular relevance for you. The various sections cover a number of possible explanations as to why eating becomes disordered, and how your feelings become involved with what you do or do not eat. Take your time over the "lightbulb moments", and you will be amazed at what emerges - not necessarily when or what you would expect ...
I strongly recommend that you buy this book because you will discover that recovery really is possible!