Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating: A Guide to Recovery (Overcoming) Paperback – 15 Apr 1995
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I have read this book and it makes the process clear. It would be difficult on your own but anyone who is bulimic is definitely determined and tough - it is possible to recover and this book could show you how.
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First, Cooper defines bulimia nervosa and binge-eating. Then he goes into causes and effects. He explains the dangers and drawbacks of vomiting repeatedly and using laxatives. But that's just the first 1/3 of the book.
The rest of the book is a plan for recovering from bulimia and/or binge-eating. It's a step by step procedure... everything in it makes good sense and has been tested and tried by others before, with success. The plan is the best part of the book... the author sets forth a plan for recovery, including a plan for what to do if you feel like going on a binge.
Besides the plan, the author makes helpful points throughout the book, like:
about alcohol-- "if you drink excessively you will not be able to make full use of this program"
about overeating just once-- "no one meal can have a significant effect on your weight"
about how you're not alone-- "enlist the assistance (with the meal plan) of a close friend or relative"
about laxatives-- "laxatives are wholly ineffective as a method for losing weight or compensating for overeating"
about binging and its effect on weight -- "the number of calories absorbed from binges, even after vomiting, is greater than what would have been absorbed in a binge-free day during which normal meals and snacks would have been eaten"
about eating normal meals-- "it is usual that people who replace a pattern of dieting and binge-eating with regular meals do not gain weight."
The bottom line: this book by Peter Cooper is easy to use, and the points in it are sound, for those suffering from bulimia, binge-eating, even others who have unsound eating habits.
this book. I have recommended it to many people, hoping it will help them in their recovery. Thank You.
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