`This is a book that will be useful to carers, helping them understand the issues that affect male suffers and some of the barriers they will have to break down in order to recover. It will also reassure men affected by an eating disorder that they are not alone, their problems are understood b medical professional and that recovery is possible' - Signpost Anna has established herself as a leading author in the field of eating disorders and combines her personal experiences with an extensive research interest. Her two previous books published by Lucky Duck were winner and special commendation in the NASEN/TES book awards and we expect this publication to be equally well received. It would be a mistake to think that eating and body image problems are experienced only by women. Anna draws the readers attention to the characteristic and special difficulties for men, including: " athletics, body building and eating " depression and self-esteem " eating disorders and homosexuality. Like all her books she offers a comprehensive overview and contributes information, advice and hope. This is a book for those affected and those who want to help them.
Chapter 12: Healthy Living
Today, the medical profession puts a lot of energy into promoting the idea of prevention rather than cure. Most of us have seen television adverts advocating high fibre diets for a healthy heart, as well as the regular anti-smoking campaigns. Some physical problems are unavoidable but many of the lifestyle-induced illnesses can be prevented.
However, it is not easy to make conscious, healthy choices when we are faced with so much temptation on a daily basis. Cheap convenience foods are readily available on demand in most shops and these can become a comfort when faced with the stresses of modern life.
The media sends out conflicting messages about food. We are bombarded with cookery programmes that teach us how to make rich desserts and ...