Book recommendations from Veritas Collaborative.
Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness
This updated book describes the origins of father hunger and its effect on the family, with even more practical solutions to help fathers and daughters understand and improve their relationships.
Author(s): Margo Maine and Craig Johnson
A Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems
A Hunger So Wide and So Deep challenges the popular notion that eating problems occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. Becky W. Thompson shows us how race, class, sexuality, and nationality can shape women’s eating problems.
Author: Becky Thompson
Live Happy (…damn it)
Jennifer was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease, her kidneys failed rapidly, and she plunged into the unfamiliar world of kidney transplantation. Jennifer faced a choice. Hope or despair? Live Happy (…damn it) is a book that will vitalize your optimism, and encourage you to get back up when you stumble and fall. Let Jennifer’s experiences inspire you to embrace every day…and choose hope.
Author: Jennifer Cramer-Miller
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends
Surviving an Eating Disorder provides a combination of information, insight, case examples, and practical strategies for families and friends to work on their relationship with someone who struggles with an eating disorder.
Author(s): Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman and Margot Weinshel
Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or Body Image Issues
This book provides some tips on how to support someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. It discusses how to have tough conversations and when to seek professional help.
Author(s): Jeanne Albronda Heaton, PhD and Claudia J. Strauss
Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa, Second Edition: A Family-Based Approach
This indispensable manual presents the leading empirically supported treatment approach for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). What sets family-based treatment apart is the central role played by parents and siblings throughout therapy. The book gives practitioners a clear framework for mobilizing parents to promote their child’s weight restoration and healthy eating; improving parent and child relationships; and getting adolescent development back on track. Each phase of therapy is described in session-by-session detail. In-depth case illustrations show how to engage clients while flexibly implementing the validated treatment procedures.
Author(s): James Lock and Daniel Le Grange
When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating
The book is designed to be a resource for parents and caregivers of teens with eating disorders as well as the mental health professionals, teachers, counselors, and coaches who work with them, clearly outlining the principles of FBT and the process of involving parents collaboratively in treatment.
Author: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim
Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness
Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga’s mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery.
Your Dieting Daughter…Is She Dying For Attention?
Written for parents of girls who want to explore the various complexities of the dieting issue and prepare you to deal with your daughter and our “thin is in” society.
Author: Carolyn Costin
Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim
A searingly honest memoir of one young woman’s journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.
Author: Leah Vernon
Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight
Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor debunk common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health.
Author(s): Linda Bacon, PhD and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD
The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food
This workbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based program to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, pay attention to cues of hunger and satisfaction, and cultivate a profound connection with your mind and body.
Author: Evelyn Tribole
Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out–and Never Say Diet Again
This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame.
Author: Rebecca Scritchfield
Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how.
Author: Linda Bacon
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.
Author: Sonya Renee Taylor
Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia
An important and original work, Fearing the Black Body argues convincingly that fat phobia isn’t about health at all, but rather a means of using the body to validate race, class, and gender prejudice.
Author: Sabrina Strings
Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating
Divided into three sections–The Problem, The Treatment and The Solution–this engaging book contains chapters filled with compelling case examples, visualizations and other exercises so that therapists can deepen their knowledge and skills as they help clients gain freedom from preoccupation with food and weight.
Author(s): Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel
Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass
A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it’s also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes’s biting voice as the guide.
Author: Jes Baker
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.
Author: Roxane Gay
Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop
This fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. It features expanded coverage of body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving–and maintaining–a transformed relationship with food and your body.
Author: Christopher G. Fairburn
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience (8 Keys to Mental Health)
The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue.
Author(s): Carolyn Costin, Gwen Schubert Grabb, Babette Rothschild
Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
Sick Enough offers patients, their families, and clinicians a comprehensive, accessible review of the medical issues that arise from eating disorders by bringing relatable case presentations and a scientifically sound, engaging style to the topic.
Author: Jennifer L. Gaudiani
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food (Revised Edition)
Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness—from a Zen teacher.
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop
Crave helps readers understand why they crave specific foods, recognize their individual triggers, and modify their responses to those triggers. Readers will develop a variety of strategies to use in conquering their cravings and establishing healthy eating habits.
Author: Cynthia M. Bulik
Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide
Binge Control is a compact guide to understanding binge eating disorder (BED) and a companion to Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop. It is designed to help people who have BED better understand their condition and their treatment options and to help family members and friends of individuals with BED provide understanding and support to their loved ones during recovery.
Author: Cynthia Bulik
Intuitive Eating (A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach)
Make peace with food. Free yourself from chronic dieting forever. Rediscover the pleasures of eating. The go-to resource––now fully revised and updated––for building a healthy body image and making peace with food, once and for all.
Author: Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch