This book honestly and truly changed the way I feel about myself. It helped me understand who I am, what makes me tick, and how to live my life without letting my weight and eating control or define me.
A must read for any person in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or who has suffered extreme body image issues.
Nearly three decades after she detailed her first battle with an eating disorder in Solitaire, Aimee Liu returns with a powerful and poignant investigation into the true causes and consequences of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Much more than a memoir, GAINING draws on cutting-edge research and the vividly told stories of over forty interview subjects to shatter commonly held beliefs. Liu reveals that the tendency to develop an eating disorder has little to do with age, culture, class – or weight. Genetics, however, play a key role. So do temperament, anxiety, depression, and shame.
Candidly recalling her own struggles, Liu “connects the dots” to discover what it truly takes to gain full recovery – and to prevent relapse. She explores innovative new treatments, offers vital perspective for families of sufferers, and shows parents how to protect their children from ever developing anorexia or bulimia. This revolutionary book will inspire anyone who has ever struggled with food or weight issues and will forever change the way we understand and respond to eating disorders.
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Written by Brendan Brazier, a professional iron-man triathlete, and a vegan. His concepts of feeding our body with easily digestible, super foods as a means of increasing energy and eliminating cravings has completely revolutionized my already-vegan diet! This book was recommend to me by my naturopath, and I just love it!