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Helpful Resources on Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Body Image from Women Who've Been There

Every week, I try to feature a woman’s story of recovery from anorexia, bulimia, emotional eating or any other kind of disordered eating (BTW, if you’re interested in sharing yours, email me at [email protected]). Recently, I’ve started asking about everyone’s favorite resources, including books and websites. So today I wanted to compile a list of all these resources in hopes that you might find them informative and inspiring.

Books and other resources have the power to move us,  shake long-held beliefs and change our perspective. When we read about the realities of healthy eating, the diet industry, the world of airbrushing, we start to open our eyes to the constant barrage of myths we’re fed every day. When we read about someone else’s story of struggle and recovery, we start to see that getting better is possible. When we read about the various tools and tips for overcoming an eating disorder and improving our body image, we start to take action.

Personally, I love reading something that feels as though the author is writing my story, as though she knows very well what I’m going through. I love writing that challenges me and, at the end, I’ve learned something important and I feel better.

Below, you’ll find a list of recommended resources on everything from anorexia and bulimia to body image and healthy eating from the women who’ve been there and found them valuable. I also added a few of my favorites to the mix.

Books

  • Wasted by Marya Hornbacher (This is more for family members and not as much for people with eating disorders, because parts of it can be very triggering)

Websites

  • Hazelden (A publisher of books on addiction, treatment, recovery)
  • Gurze Books (Includes publications on eating disorders)
  • MDLinx (Includes research on eating disorders, body image, etc.)
  • MentorConnect (A wonderful organization that pairs women who’re trying to recover from eating disorders with a mentor who’s strong in recovery)
  • The blogs on my Blogroll are all fantastic

Have you read the above books? What did you think? What books and websites would you add to this list?

Helpful Resources on Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Body Image from Women Who've Been There

Margarita Tartakovsky, MS


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Tartakovsky, M. (2010). Helpful Resources on Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Body Image from Women Who've Been There. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2010/02/recommended-resources-from-women-whove-been-there/

 

Last updated: 5 Feb 2010
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Feb 2010
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