Eating Disorders BooksBooks on Healthy Weight Loss, Eating Disorders & More
Sharing her story, Emily Wierenga speaks to the heart of those who care about others struggling with an eating disorder and shares a practical way forward from a biblical perspective.
An extraordinary story of a young woman who suffers from multiple disorders and her detailed account of the struggle to gain control of her mind, body, and soul.
Health first, then weight. This is the liberating new approach to managing our patterns of eating developed by integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Carolyn Ross.
On the surface, Appetites may appear to be about eating-complete with Knapp’s unflinching account of her anorexia.
Everyday details are interwoven with larger spiritual understandings regarding the nature of disease, loss, relationship.
Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace
By: Ann McMurray, Gregory L. Jantz
Publish Date: July 2011
by Carolyn Costin
Provides a compassionate and comprehensive look at this potentially fatal disorder through a multidimensional approach that incorporates nutritional, psychological, and biochemical aspects. Costin addresses questions about the cause, treatment, and prevention of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and activity disorder.
Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.
The New Revised and Updated Edition.
Dr. Jantz has developed a program that treats the emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual aspects of eating problems. This approach can be used by those with food disorders and their families and friends.
by Heaton, Strauss
This compassionate guide offers ways to tackle the tough topics of body image, media messages, physical touch, diets, and exercise-along with a special section on talking about these issues with children. It includes information about when to get professional help, how to handle emergencies, and answers to difficult questions such as “Am I too fat?” or “Is this ok to eat?”
by Peggy Claude-Pierre
By Geneen Roth
In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, shows how dieting and compulsive eating often become a substitute for intimacy.
By Jenni Schaefer
As in the author’s case, readers are encouraged to think of an eating disorder as if it were a distinct being with a personality of its own. Further, they are encouraged to treat the disorder as a relationship rather than as a condition. Schaefer named her eating disorder Ed; her recovery involved “breaking up” with Ed.
Change Your Mind; Change Your Life; End Your Obsession With Food and Weight
Carol Normandi & Laurelee Roark
The authors outline the useful and proven techniques that they have developed in their Beyond Hunger workshops, and assist readers in determining the differences between what their bodies crave to eat, what their minds think they should eat, and what their emotions are driving them to eat.
Books for Parents
Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.
Dr. Jantz Latest Book.
Because of poor nutrition decisions, kids today are gaining more weight, are susceptible to more stress, and are connecting less. But it’s not too late to help your kids achieve a healthy, happy childhood.
By James Lock, Daniel le Grange
This book provides the tools you need to build a united family front that attacks the illness and to ensure that your child develops nourishing eating habits and life-sustaining attitudes, day by day, meal by meal.
By Abigail H. Natenshon
A Step-By-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers. This book has everything you need to know.
by Marcia Herrin, Nancy Matsumoto
By Ellyn Satter
By Debra Waterhouse
How women are influenced by their mother’s relationship with Food.
Books on Self Harm
It is a compulsion that, while shocking and bewildering to most people, affects 2 million or more Americans and countless others around the globe–one of whom, the late Princess Diana, also suffered from the eating disorders that characterize between 35 to 80 percent of all cutters.
By Levitt, Ph.D., John L.; Sansone, M.D., Randy A.; Cohn, M.A.T., Leigh
The fact that self-harm behavior (e.g. burning, cutting and abrading oneself) is common in individuals with eating disorders is well known, though not much is known about the relationship between this frequent co-occurrence. This clinical text would be the first to comprehensively address the co-morbidity of self-harm behaviors and eating disorders.
Books on Healthy Weight Loss
Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.
The Simple 12-Week Plan for getting back the body you had…or building the body you’ve always wanted. This is not a lose weight fast book. It is a book on healthy living.
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
Only 2 percent of dieters succeed at keeping off the weight they worked so hard to lose. There is a way to look great and lose that extra weight-permanently! Trusted eating disorder expert Dr. Gregory L. Jantz describes a different way to lose weight and keep it off.
Dr. Gregory Jantz
How to turn YOUR BODY into a TEMPLE you can REJOICE in. No matter how many times you’ve tried…the Total Temple Plan can finally make weight loss a reality.
When Dieting Becomes Dangerous
By Deborah M. Michel, Susan G. Willard
Contains essential information that families and sufferers need to have to obtain a basic understanding of anorexia and bulimia.
Books on Related Topics
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
Many who have struggles with Eating Disorders have experienced emotional abuse.
Whether you or a loved one has been abused by words, actions, or even indifference, this book will help you understand the effects of the abuse, give you insight into the problems of the abuser, and show you how to overcome the past.
Emotional abuse can have the same destructive results as physical abuse. In this empathetic book, Jantz clearly defines emotional abuse and tells why it is so common and so damaging. The guidance in this book will help those abused understand the wounds behind the scars, enabling them to get over the past and live for the future.
by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
This is a landmark book on Depression. The simple design is easy to read (even when you are depressed) and at the end of each chapter is easy to apply steps.
Henry Cloud and
Discusses grace, forgiveness, and acceptance. Whether you’re hoping to achieve personal and spiritual growth or are looking for guidance to help others, you’ll find practical and proven wisdom.
Book Recommendations by
Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink offers a comprehensive and effective recovery program for women with eating disorders.
The Compassionate Guide to Ending Overeating: Using Compassion-focused Therapy to Overcome Bingeing and Disordered Eating (New Harbinger Compassion-Focused Therapy Guide)
Here is an honest, comprehensive, and inspiring resource for those in recovery from an eating disorder.
A look into the thought patterns, triggers, habits and “tricks” of the trade that seem to afflict those of us who are chronic dieters.
Lose weight, feel great, and pump up your spirit.
“I want this book to be something girls can turn to for help; something they can pick up and hold, a source of comfort and encouragement.”
Other Books not read by Dr. Jantz
Siegel, Brisman, Weinshel
Discusses how the changes in health care have affected treatment and provide additional strategies for dealing with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
Albert Ellis et al
The Art and Science of Rational Eating teaches RET principles of unconditional self- acceptance; how to always accept and endorse oneself–even when some eating or other behaviors are self-defeating. This is the path toward successful self-control and weight control.
A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
This self-help guide is written expressly for those who want to tackle their problem on their own, without formal treatment. Written by an expert clinical psychologist, it is meant to help readers to take control of their own recovery. It offers a complete step-by-step program to recovery, using clinically proven cognitive therapy methods.
This book goes so much more beyond just weight loss. It deals with the issues of what causes you to turn to food, or as in my case, what makes you have a dysfunctional relationship with food and with yourself.
Diary of a bulimic mother
Angel Mommy is a moving and compelling account of the nightmarish world of bulimia, one which few people experience firsthand. The author has the courage to allow her readers entrance into this world and the desperate struggle, at times one of life or death, in which she has been engaged for most of her life.
A Twelve-Week Self-Guided Journey from Compulsive Eating to Recovery based on the highly successful treatment program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt: A University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.