In our weight-biased culture, when a fat person loses weight, it is almost always seen as a good thing. Even when that weight loss is caused by an eating disorder. — Alexis Conason Psy.D.
The best and most important way to begin recovery is to educate yourself. There are tons of helpful books and articles about eating disorders that can really help you to understand what to expect. If you have a local library, be sure to take a trip and check out some books about eating disorders. There are many books about what to expect, stories of recovery, changing the way you look at yourself, and more. Here are some of the most helpful and popular books that you can read:
- “Answers to Binge Eating – New Hope for Appetite Control” by Dr. James M. Greenblatt
- “Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image” by Ophira Edut
- “Goodbye ED, Hello Me” by Jenni Schaefer
- “Life Without ED” by Jenni Schaefer
- “The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders” by Carolyn Costin