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If you have an eating disorder, you don't have to be discouraged. Using the
techniques you'll learn in Body Sense, you'll be able
to understand how the eating disorder began and what you need to do to stop
its interference in your life.
Do I Want To Give Up My Eating Disorder?
That's a tough decision to make, isn't it? For many, giving up the eating disorder
is like giving up a best friend. It is dependable. And even though a part of
you fears it is getting out of control, another part wants to keep it close
as a measure of safety. However, eating disorders are progressive diseases.
You really can't afford to hold onto them for security because they can effect
you not only emotionally, but physically, too. When you make the decision to
once again take charge of your life by facing down the eating disorder, you'll
also want to get a physician involved as a partner.
What Really Works?
Even if you have tried to get help for your eating disorder, you know there
have been many different theories about what works. Some treat it as an addiction,
some try behavior modification. What you'll find within the pages of Body
Sense and in the accompanying Forget
About Diets Online Course is a treatment approach that has helped many people
put down their weight concerns, from stress eating all the way to bulimia, anorexia
and compulsive overeating. It is also helpful for those who may restrict their
eating when under stress, or those who binge eat. The same techniques apply.
You just analyze and integrate them as they relate to your own history and lifestyle.
You'll probably want to find a therapist who utilizes the approach described
in Body Sense. Unlike most others, it integrates multiple
components of what goes into the development and sustainment of an eating disorder.
You'll explore the hidden connections, identify your forgotten losses and learn
how to let them go. You'll learn new ways to identify your needs, express yourself
and increase your assertiveness. Your overall confidence will improve as you
throw out the myths and self-blame related to eating disorders and move forward
with your life. There's the most recent information about how neurotransmitters
within your body impact your cravings for food, and your desires to restrict
food. In the final chapters, you'll examine the various physical impacts on
eating, from hypoglycemia, to food sensitivities and allergies. You'll be offered
information on several different food plans and asked to develop your own unique
strategy of eating, integrating what you have learned about yourself emotionally
as well as physically. It will be in your hands.
Eliminate Guilt and Get the Power to Make Positive
Body Sense takes away the guilt and gives you a powerful
tool to stop the eating disorder and move forward with your life, enhanced with
new knowledge about yourself and ways to improve important relationships. You'll
find our online course
a helpful addition to use, either while you're reading the book or as a follow-up.
Once you've read this book, you'll also have a good idea of what to look for
when selecting a therapist near you, to give you additional help.
Copyright Brenda Crawford-Clark 2001