Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One's Eating Disorder and How You Can Help

Author(s): Johanna Marie McShane

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"Because I Feel Fat: Helping the Ones You Love Deal with an Eating Disorder" is a comprehensive guide that gives family, friends, and loved ones a thorough understanding of what eating disorders are and how to help their loved ones recover. Easy to read and understand, "Because I Feel Fat" breaks down complex disorders into simple terms that gives everyone, from the sufferer and worried loved one, a common ground of understanding. Through painfully honest and heartbreaking first-person stories, gathered from interviews with women suffering from anorexia and bulimia nervosa, the reader learns what it is like to have an eating disorder, in hopes that this insight will answer questions and identify the keys to helping with recovery.


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"Like never before, this book takes readers into the mind of someone with an eatingdisorder and explains the unexplainable. It is an essential resource for all families and friends."
-- Jenni Schaefer, author of "Life Without Ed"
""Why She Feels Fat" is written specifically so that loved ones can better comprehend what is behind an eating disorder. From understanding medical issues to grasping why a person with anorexia says she 'feels fat, ' this book is a welcome addition to the field."
-- Carolyn Costin, author of "The Eating Disorder Sourcebook"
"This book gives the all-important perspective of the sufferer. When read with an open mind and heart, it brings to friends and family alike much needed understanding and guidance."
-- Doris Smeltzer, author of "Andrea's Voice: Silenced by Bulimia"

General Fields

  • : 9780936077291
  • : Gurze Books
  • : Gurze Books
  • : January 2008
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Johanna Marie McShane
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 616.8526
  • : 143
  • : Coping with eating disorders; Abnormal psychology; Eating disorders & therapy