Eating Disorders

“Binge No More” by Joyce Nash (ISBN 1-57224-174-8)
Discusses the causes & possible triggers for binge-eating and considers its role in various eating & psychiatric disorders. Two-thirds of the book is devoted to self-help techniques for eliminating bingeing behaviour, improving coping skills and increasing interpersonal skills.

“Eating Disorders: The Facts” by Suzanne Abraham & Derek Llewellyn-Jones (ISBN 0-19-850937-5)
Concise & clear overview of eating disorders, including specific chapters on anorexia, bulimia, obesity and eating disorders during pregnancy. Does not discuss binge-eating disorder.

“Good Girls Do Swallow” by Rachael Oakes-Ash (ISBN 1-84018-480-9)
An autobiographical account of a journey through anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, body image problems and food obsession. Full of black humour & very easy to relate to.

“Making Peace with Food – Freeing Yourself from the Diet/Weight Obsession” by Susan Kano (ISBN 0-06-096328-X)
Self-help workbook. Offers suggestions & asks appropriate questions -but may need to be tackled with a professional at one’s side. Not as helpful as some other self-help programmes.

“On Eating” by Susie Orbach (ISBN 0-14-100751-6)
Small simple guide to overcoming emotional eating.

“Overcoming Binge Eating” by Christopher Fairburn (ISBN 0-89862-179-8)
Excellent book. Dr Fairburn understands!!!! Divided into two sections. Information about the role & background of binge-eating in anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. And a self-help guide to overcome binge eating & improve the quality of life.

“Stop Bingeing!” by Lee Janogly (ISBN 0-7160-2125-0)
Provides a light-hearted look at the diet-bingeing-guilt cycle and offers suggestions to break this cycle. Does offer helpful ideas, but vulnerable & sensitive types may take offence at the assertions made about those who binge-eat.

“You Can’t Quit ’til You Know What’s Eating You” by Donna Le Blanc (ISBN 1-55874-103-8)
A guide to overcoming compulsive eating.