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SPECIAL MENTION TES/NASEN BEST ACADEMIC BOOK AWARD `Anna has written a very descriptive book of her feeling and the difficult times she went through as she struggled with anorexia. The book gives advice, recovery ideas and encouragement for those who suffer eating disorders' - International Woman `I enjoyed her style of writing and would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in eating disorders' - Signpost `Provides a valuable insight into how a young person with an eating disorder thinks and feels' - Contact a Family `The style is clear and engaging and ought to reach young people who are experiencing difficulties. The level of information contained would be of equal value to the families of these young people in helping them understand the emotions of their loved ones' - Educational Psychology Looking in the bathroom mirror for the first time since my illness had begun, I saw how I really looked. I was a walking skeleton, with my skin stretched tight over my bones. My face had become a skull, and when I smiled, it looked like I was wearing a horror mask. Anna has suffered a serious eating disorder and, more importantly, she has recovered! In this book she provides the reader with: " a moving account of her experiences " information about eating disorders " a plan for recovery " HOPE. The book is intended for young people and their families, and all those who care for children at risk.

What is a Healthy Diet?
What is a healthy diet?

Most eating disorder sufferers have forgotten what it is like to eat normally. This chapter outlines a number of different healthy eating plans that can be used during recovery.

When many eating disorder sufferers decide on recovery, they do not know what ‘normal’ eating is any more. In this chapter, I want to describe what a healthy diet is and try to calm many of the fears that sufferers have about weight gain. It is important that eating disorder sufferers reach a healthy weight for their recovery to be complete. When they reach a healthy weight, their minds and bodies will no longer be starving and their preoccupation with food will start to fade. However, it is ...

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