by Amy Barth Book
An inspirational healing tool,   (2009-11-02)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (9/09)
"101 Tips for Recovering from Eating Disorders" is only a twenty-two page book. Yet within those pages is a great deal of tips that also include inspirational thoughts to help someone with an eating disorder on their road to recovery. In the first part of the book, the author tells the story about how she dealt with the pain of having an eating disorder. I think that most, if not all, readers will find themselves totally relating with her in this section and they will know that they are not alone.
In addition to other common experiences, the author and I both shared having a female role model that supported our disease. While they might not realize it themselves, it was pretty apparent to both the author and me that this was the case. I could definitely pick this up in her writings. For me, when I went through a hideous divorce, the role model in my life commented, "Well, it was too bad that it happened, but at least she lost the weight."
If others out there are reading this, and remembering similar experiences, please note that they will find themselves relating even more to the 101 tips covered in these pages. Before you even get into the tips, read the section about the ten lessons that the author learned along the way. They are so true. As you read through the 101 tips, there are spaces that you can journal your thoughts about the tips that apply to you. I highly suggest that you do this so that you can really reflect on the tips and think about applying them to your life. The colorful illustrations that are on each page will help keep you in a positive frame of mind.
I highly recommend "101 Tips for Recovering from Eating Disorders" by Amy Barth for people who are contemplating recovery, in recovery, or think that that they have recovered from eating disorders. You will discover healthy ways to cope with your eating disorder as you learn to heal.
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