I just started a list of helpful resources on the FAQ section of my website (at the bottom of the FAQ page), and I wanted to share it on my blog as well. I’ll be adding to this list as I come across useful information. I’ve mentioned some of these resources previously in my book and blog, but I wanted to have it all in one place.
Ditching Diets by Gillian Riley (This is a helpful, easy-to-read book for anyone who wants to learn how to eat well – without dieting, obsessing over food, or overeating. Gillian also has a more detailed book, Eating Less, which explains the same concepts, as well as a helpful website, eatingless.com
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal (A practical book on using self-control to end habits that don’t serve you well. It explains the science behind willpower, and helps you put your brain to work for you).
Rational Recovery by Jack Trimpey (A 1996 book on substance addiction, which helped me take responsibility for my own recovery from bulimia)
The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz (This book explains the science behind neuroplasticity. It helped me explain why my binge eating habit faded after I stopped acting on the urges.)
You are Not Your Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz (A self-help guide to using neuroplasticity to overcome bad habits and challenges)
Being Human by Amy Johnson (Although not specifically about eating disorders, this new book – as well as Amy’s previous book Modern Enlightenment – can help you overcome/make peace with the thoughts that hold you back from living a life you want.)
The Quit Binge Eating Podcast (This is the first ever podcast to help recovering binge eaters. The host, Alen Standish, interviews people with many different perspectives on binge eating and recovery. It’s good to hear a variety of voices and experiences, and see what resonates with you. I’ve actually been on this podcast a couple of times; and I apologize, I’m a much better writer than a speaker!)
Before I Eat App (Also from Alen Standish, this is the first App to help recovering binge eaters. It offers a variety of tools to help you navigate binge urges, as well as motivational coaching sessions, progress tracking, and a reward system for success. You can choose the tools that are most practical for you.)
Clearing Your Path: The Truth About Weight Loss (This is an ebook written by a weight loss coach that understands binge eating and the importance of avoiding dieting.)
I will be adding more to this list over time!