Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder

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HarperCollins Publishers, Dec 1, 2012 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Do you wish you could be happy with yourself, just the way you are?

Get rid of the voice in your head that tells you that you’ll never be good enough? Make peace with food and your body? There is life beyond your eating disorder—and you deserve to enjoy every minute of it. Johanna Kandel, Founder and Executive Director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, struggled with her eating disorder for ten years before finally getting help.

Now fully recovered, Kandel knows firsthand how difficult the healing process can be. Through her work with The Alliance—leading support groups, speaking nationwide and collaborating with professionals in the field—she’s developed a set of practical tools to address the everyday challenges of recovery.

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder is your ultimate guidebook for the journey back to health, filled with the hope, insight and tools you need to:

Stop self sabotage and sidestep triggers

Quiet the eating-disordered voice

Strengthen the healthy, positive voice

Let go of all-or-nothing thinking

Overcome fear and embrace change

Stay motivated and keep moving forward

Complete with inspiring true stories from others who have won their personal battles with eating disorders, this book provides the help you need to break free from your eating disorder and discover how wonderful life really can be. [author photo TK] Johanna S. Kandel founded The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in 2000, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eating disorder prevention that provides essential resources to those struggling with an eating disorder.

An active member of The Eating Disorder Coalition and National Eating Disorders Association, Kandel speaks frequently nationwide, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, among others.

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About the author (2012)

Johanna S. Kandel, Founder and Executive Director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Central Florida. After a ten-year battle with various eating disorders, she founded The Alliance in October, 2000. Kandel has mentored many women during their treatment, helped spread information on eating disorders and advocated for eating disorder legislation on a state and national level.

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