A recipe book for people with eating disorders? Surely that’s an oxymoron!
Actually, no. This book is about so much more than just the food. It's about helping you to even consider the idea of eating normally again. Acclaimed by eating disorder MDs, therapists, RDs, researchers and programs, this is no ordinary cookbook. Whether you have anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, it is about trusting us and allowing us to guide you to take that "leap of faith" from contemplation to preparation to action (learn more in the book).
But perhaps it is not you that has the eating disorder. Perhaps you are the parent or loved one of someone struggling to recover? Food to Eat provides a practical starting point to discuss food preparation and eating, while providing recipes you can all feel comfortable enjoying. And, you’ll gain insight into the thought process many with eating disorders are up against. No, your child or spouse or partner is not just being difficult and oppositional--eating disorders are serious illnesses that hijack our rational thought and our ability to appropriately care for ourselves.
In Food to Eat, Cate and Lori talk constantly in their separate voices. Their strong opinions have been formed through very different but complementary experiences--and as such they make it explicit whose voice you are hearing at any time--Cate's or Lori's.
More than a cook book for eating disorder recovery. It's like making a couple of new friends!
In Food to Eat, you'll find two supports, Cate & Lori, guiding you as you begin to change your relationship with food. They anticipate your fears and thoughts, say them out loud in a lighthearted way and help you get past them. They dialogue about the recipes and nutrition content to set the record straight--about fats, protein, carbs and a range of other nutrients--helping you expand your food selection and normalize your eating. You’ll realize quickly that they get it--they really do. Cate will challenge, and Lori responds--much like the two voices that play out in your own head. And of course there are the wonderful, healthy and easy-to-justify recipes--25 of them--from 'breakfast any time', to main dishes and sides, to 'endings any time'. They'll take you from just thinking about eating to shopping and stocking your pantry, to cooking and managing your portions.
Food to Eat:
- Combines the expertise of an RD with 26 years of experience specializing in eating disorders and disordered eating, with the experience of one in the know about living with anorexia, who has made great strides in her own recovery;
- Contains 25 scrumptious, easy to prepare recipes you can feel good about eating, from snacks to main dishes to desserts;
- Acknowledges your eating disorder thoughts and helps you change your beliefs about what is acceptable to eat;
- Provides sensible information and practical strategies for eating, presented in a way you can hear, from people you can trust;
- Guides and supports you in your eating disorder recovery by helping you feel safe eating again;
- Includes recipe exchanges for those working with an exchange list-based meal plan;
- Is an upbeat, colorful, novel recovery tool filled with beautiful photographs and a sense of humor.
Buy it for yourself. Buy it for someone you care about. And take the first step to moving toward recovery.
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Excellent Resource for All
This book acts as an excellent resource for anyone who can relate to an eating disorder in some way, shape or form. Dietitians, nutrition students, friends and/or relatives of someone with an eating disorder, and those who are currently battling an eating disorder can all benefit from reading this book. Practical and appealing recipes lead the way along with Lori and Cate's helpful guidance and support throughout. The format of the book makes it easy to digest the information and experiences that are presented, and it gives the authors equal opportunity to share their varying perspectives. If you're looking to gain insight on eating disorders, what thoughts and emotions are involved, and learn strategies for recovery - then this book is for you!
I would recommend this book to my clients
I talk to young women every day who are in the midst of their battle with an eating disorder or just embarking on their recovery. Every single one of them is afraid to eat. They worry that if they start eating, they'll get fat overnight. And for someone with an eating disorder, that is the worst fear imaginable. If I could reach out to my clients across the globe, I would give every single one of them a copy of this book. Lori and Cate's compassionate approach to recovery is just what these young women need. They give practical advice and explain why each recipe is nutritious and okay to eat in their "outsmart your ED voice" sections. Their conversational style makes it feel like you're sitting down in your living room with them, a non-confrontational approach that my clients can all relate to. - Mary E. Pritchard, PhD, author of the upcoming Diet is a 4-Letter Word: The Psychology of Eating.
How to heal your eating disorder
This book is a practical and supportive guide to recovering your power and life beyond an eating disorder. You are thoughtfully challenged to rethink and gain perspective. It is also beautiful and fun! As a dietitian I highly respect Lori Lieberman's work and Cate Sangster's wisdom. This book will feel like a best friend as you try the yummy recipes and read their wonderful experiences.