Eating Issues/Body Image

Chernin, K. (1985). The Hungry Self. An analysis of the connection between eating and female identity.

Hall, L., & Cohn, L. (1986). Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery. Recounts the female author’s own struggle with bulimia, answers common questions, and offers suggestions to aid recovery. Also provides advice for significant others and guidelines for a two-week self-help program.

Kano, S. (1989). Making Peace With Food (Revised Ed). Strategies for overcoming dieting, binge eating, food anxiety, body anxiety, and guilt. Utilizes the concept of “setpoint” weight and provides worksheets, exercises, and further reading.

Krasnow, M. (1996). My Live as a Male Anorexic. This is an autobiography of a male with anorexia, a problem once thought to be rare. Michael, the author, died three days after writing the book’s epilogue. Listen to the Hunger (1987). A brief discussion of how hunger reflects and expresses unmet needs, masks uncomfortable feelings, and signals unmet expectations or dependency.

Maria, Sarah (2009). Love Your Body, Love Your Life: 5 Steps to End Negative Body Obsession andStart Living Happily and Confidently. Focuses on the concept of Negative Body Obsession (NBO) and provides case studies, exercises, and other information to help one attain a sense of peace with one’s body.

Miller, C. A. (1991). My Name is Caroline. A former bulimic recounts her struggles with an eating disorder amidst the guise of a “perfect” life and describes her recovery process.

Roth, G. (1982), Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating. A former
compulsive eater, the author discusses topics such as bingeing and body image and reviews the process of breaking free. She also includes excerpts about the eating struggles of others.

Roth, G. (1984). Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating. The author of the previous book
incorporates more practical strategies for putting an end to compulsive eating, addressing areas such as knowing what to eat, deciding when to stop, eating in social situations, and sexuality.

Roth, G. (1989). Why Weight? A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating. Talks about how to stop eating to meet emotional needs, to learn to trust your body’s hunger signals, and to discover other pleasures besides food.

Sandbeck, T. J. (1986). The Deadly Diet: Recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia. Somewhat out-ofdate, but still provides a good review of stress management techniques as well as strategies for combating negative thoughts.

Siegel, M., Brisman, J., & Weinshel, M. (1997). Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends (Revised and Updated Edition). Discusses the family context for eating disorders and offers tips for discussing the disorder, coping with denial, and seeking help.

Weil, A. (2001). Eating Well for Optimum Health. New York: HarperCollins. Covers the basics of nutrition, the optimum human diet, and tips on buying food/eating out; includes recipes.