“Reading this book at four years recovered from my eating disorder was the clarity and practical guidance I needed. At that point in my recovery, I was feeling strong and almost back to normal but not completely solid. This book reminded me that recovery is possible and gave me great tools for when I can feel myself slip into ED habits. I’m very glad to have this book on my shelf.”
—Emy Authier, struggled with anorexia
“As someone with personal and professional eating disorder experience, this book is an invaluable resource. It should be required reading in schools, and in the hands of everyone!”
—Brittany Burgunder, struggled with a long-term eating disorder and author of Safety in Numbers
“Permission To Eat is geared toward the college-age student, but applicable to all. It is factual but not preachy. It felt like I was sitting there listening to a peer talk to me about the various issues. I know the readers will find this to be true.”
—Dr. Pamela Parker, MD, FACOG, FAAFP, DIMP
Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. No matter where you’re struggling on the spectrum of food behaviors, you are likely stressing yourself out about what the “perfect” answers are to making you feel good in your body again. It’s time to put down those calorie counters and end the trendy weight-loss diets! (Put down the keto shake...drop it!)
Permission To Eat is a practical guide for recovery from eating disorders in college and beyond. The book gives readers specific tools for all genders to break up with their disorder, including action-based worksheets and journal prompts, knowledge of medical complications and what to tell medical professionals, personal stories from the author and others who have been through eating disorders, and most importantly—hope for full recovery.
This book will help you discover how to:
- Drop the guilt around eating and create a better relationship with food so that you can get on with the more important things in life.
- Know what information to tell health professionals so that you get the best care.
- Understand what some complications of your disorder can be, and how to reverse or stop them from happening with actionable tips.
- Handle it when your treatment team asks you to cut back on the exercise.
- Find peace with food and give yourself permission to eat intuitively.
After reading Permission to Eat, you’ll feel the freedom to eat at any restaurant you want, to pick up any food that looks good, to get to know yourself, and to start loving your body instead of shaming it. Filled with nutritional information and glowing motivational messages, this book is sure to guide you toward trusting your body and taking the first steps toward long-lasting recovery.