In a follow up from last week's article "Binge Eating Disorder: What Is It And What Can Be Done?", Dr. Andrea Tesher highly recommends Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison for anyone who struggles with poor body image or has a troubled relationship with food.
Body image issues continue to affect people of all identities, ages, shapes, and sizes. Improving your relationship with your body, food, and exercise is more vital than ever.
Intuitive Eating is one way to promote a healthier relationship with food and body image. Gauging A.I.M. (Attunement, Intention, and Mindfulness) can help with intuitive eating. The idea is to develop greater trust with the signs that your body provides about hunger and fullness and to be able to tell the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger.
The Anti-Diet eloquently details how diet culture impacts us emotionally, physically, socially, and financially and steals so much from our happiness and well being. This book provides a new perspective on eating and body acceptance that is freeing and empowering.
Dr. Andrea Tesher, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Lukin Center for Psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of adults with anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, difficulties regulating emotions, relationship problems and women's issues.
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