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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Recommended Reading on Obesity, Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Good Morning, I thought readers would enjoy seeing the list of books I've read over the past six years that have helped me in my journey to healing. I am using quotes and information from many of these books as I write my own book. If you read any of them and find them helpful I love to know what you found helpful or what you thought of any of the books.

Make it a great day!

Recommended Reading

Abramson, Edward, Body Intelligence: Lose Weight, Keep it Off and Feel Great About Your Body Without Dieting, McGraw Hill, New York, 2005

Abramson, Edward, Emotional Eating: What You Need to Know Before Starting Another


Brown, Nina, Loving the Self Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship With a Narcissistic Partner, New Harbinbger Publications, 2003

Burris, Kelly, Reprogramming The Overweight 7 Steps to Taking Control of Your Subconscious, Illumine Studios, 2004.

Curtin, Deane, W., Heldke, Lisa, M., Cooking, Eating, And Thinking: Transformative

Philosophies of Food, Indiana University Press, 1992

De La Altgracia, Dilia, The End of Diets: Healing Emotional Hunger, Lifevest Publishing, 2003

Dorenburg, Andrew, Page Karen, Becoming a Chef, Wiley, 2003

Engel, Beverly, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing, Wiley, 2002

Fletcher, Anne., Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success From People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept it Off, Houghton Mifflin, 2003

Goodman, Charisse, W., The Invisible Woman: Confronting Weight Prejudice In America, Gurze, CA , 1995

Halpern, Howard, When and Why Love Doesn’t Work: How to Break Your Addiction to a Person, Bantam, 2004

Hirshchfield, Jerry, The Twelve Steps for Everyone Who Really Wants Them, Rev ed., Hazeldon, 1990

Hotchkiss, Sandy, Why is it Always About You: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism, Free Press, 2003

Jersild, Devon, Happy Hours: Alcohol in a Woman’s Life, Perennial, 2002

Johnston, Anita, Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling, Gurze, CA, 1996, 2nd ed 2000

Kuffel, Frances, Passing For Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self, Broadway Books, NY, 2005

LoBue, Andrea, Marcus, Maresa, The Don’t Diet Live it Workbook: Healing Food, Weight and Body Issues, Gurze, CA, 1999

Miller, Alice, Prisoners of Childhood, Basic Books, 1981

Moyers, William, Cope, Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, Penguin, 2006

Nakken, Craig, The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior, Hazeldon, 1996

Nestle, Marion, Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, University of California Press, 2002

Oconnor, Richard, Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You, Berkly Press, 1997.

Ogden, Jane, The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior, Blackwell Publishing, 2003

Payson, Eleanor, The Wizard of Oz and other Narcissists: Coping With One Way Relationships in Work, Love and Family, Julian Day Publications, 2002

Roth, Geneen, When Food is Love: Exploring The Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy, Plume, 1991

Roth, Geneen, and Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment, Plume, 1996.

Roth, Geneen, Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating, Plume, 1984

Roth, Geneen, Why Weight: A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating, Plume, 1989

Roth, Kimberlee, Friedman, Freda, Surviving A Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries and Self-Esteem, New Harbinger Publications, 2003

Schiraldi, Glenn, The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery and Growth, McGraw Hill, 2000

Schlosser, Eric, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Harper Perennial, 2001

Singer, Peter, Mason, Jim, The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter, Rodale, 2006

Spickard, Anderson, Thompson, Barbara, Dying for a Drink: What You and Your Family Should Know About Alcoholism, Thomas Nelson Books, 2005


  1. Andrea,

    Thanks for posting this rec. book list. I am especially interested in: Eating by the Light of the Moon.

    I have a couple of the books on your list already.

    I think I will go look for the title above at the library.

    Peace and blessings,


  2. Hi Spots, I'm really glad to hear you are finding the list of books useful. I loved Eating By Light of the Moon. Happy reading and if you want to talk about what you are reading just send me a comment or email me.

    Peace and Blessings back to you.