Body insecurity and eating disorders, especially among teens, is an evergreen topic. 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder in America. Over 50 percent of teenage girls and 33 percent of teenage boys diet to lose weight. Of these dieters, 20 to 25 percent will develop an eating disorder.
This book is catered to the teenage audience. Written in a practical, accessible way, it distinguishes itself from more academic books in the market, tying together the different topics of eating disorders, emotional eating, adolescent self-esteem and body image, and healthy eating.
The end of every chapter includes a workbook-type exercise that invites hands-on participation from readers.
The author used to suffer from anorexia during high school. Now recovered, she is earning her master's degree in counseling to become a clinical therapist.