The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery
The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery is a fresh, smart, how-to book that helps people with eating disorders to heal their relationship with food, their bodies, and ultimately themselves.
Written from the perspective of two eating disorder therapists, both of whom are recovered from their own eating disorders, the text uses humor, personal narratives, and research-proven techniques to offer specific actionable guidelines on how to reclaim one’s life from an eating disorder. The authors explain the difference between dieting and eating disorders, break down the stages of recovery, and provide tips on how to thrive in each stage. The book provides powerful myth-busting on topics that have historically not been addressed in eating disorder recovery books, such as clean eating and orthorexia, exercising in recovery, and fat positivity. Tangible exercises at the end of each chapter provide readers with advice and tips on implementing this approach to recovery in their day-to-day lives.
The humorous and down-to-earth tone of the book creates an authentic and genuine feel that leaves those who struggle with chronic dieting, eating disorders, and negative body image feeling connected and heard.
“This is the book we need in the eating disorder world. Recovered professionals being transparent, relatable, acknowledging privilege, and sharing their expertise with specific and cool activities and tools to push us in healing our relationships with food. I smiled reading this knowing so many will relate to Colleen and Jennifer’s personal stories and find healing through their lived experience and easy to understand activities for recovery. This is how we change the mental health game, through owning our stories and talking about recovery in normalized and relatable ways. I’d recommend this book to every single person I know living in diet culture (psst all of us).” -Tiffany Roe, MA, CMHC, Founder & CEO Mindful Counseling
“A book like this has the potential to make a massive difference. It’s down-to-earth, speaks to the actual needs and interests of the target audience, is written by two highly-regarded leaders in the field, and may truly change and save lives. This is a vital book, and I will personally refer my patients to buy it.” -Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, founder and medical director of Gaudiani Clinic, Author of Sick Enough
“Written with a breezy personal style, yet rooted in professional expertise and research, The Inside Scoop is heartfelt, practical, and easy to read. If you ever wanted to ask an eating disorder professional who had their own recovery experience, ‘Knowing what you know now, what do you wish you had known while in the midst of your struggle?’ – this book’s for you.” – Anita Johnston, PhD, Author of Eating in the Light of the Moon
“Equal parts informative, vulnerable, practical and laugh-out-loud funny, The Inside Scoop on Eating Disorder Recovery is a wonderful addition to the eating disorder books on the market. I loved this book and I know it is going to help so many!” -Amanda White, LPC, Owner of Therapy for Women
“With focused self-reflection activities and deeply personal stories of recovery, this book is like a manual on ‘how to be kind to your body’ at every step of healing! You will feel seen, heard, and valued through each and every turn of the page as you take back your well-being.” -Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, Author of Body Kindness
“The pro-recovery messages that Jennifer and Colleen tirelessly work to put into the world help so many people find their own voice to shout back at their eating disorder with. This book feels like having two best friends fighting there with you (who just happen to be armed with sh*t tonnes of research, qualifications and personal experience, too). It’s accessible, inclusive and encouraging, and I can see it being a starting point to the peace that everyone in recovery deserves to find with food, movement and their bodies. -Megan J