People with an eating disorder get stuck into habits which isolate and harm them. This book provides a structure to build new healthy habits. The illustrations and recovery tips with a step by step shared approach provide the pathway to growth into a meaningful life.
– Professor Janet Treasure
OBE, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry at University College London and Director or the Eating Disorder Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and at the South London Maudsley Hospital NHS Trust
For families familiar with the roller coaster ride of supporting a loved one with an eating disorder, this book is a true gift. Instead of the plethora of diet plans, calorie counts, food diaries/charts, which services often advise, this book is complete in approach. It is written from the perspective of understanding what life is like for the person with the eating disorder and for those trying to support them to encourage recovery. This insight has enabled the book to be structured with the intention to abate the “ED voice” whenever it rears it`s ugly head. The quotes throughout the book and the section on Key Ingredients for a Powerful Life are very helpful and support positive thinking. Similarly, often misguided understanding about different food types is addressed with clear, sound advice. This is a book for families to use together and re-build trust on the journey to recovery.
– Jacqui Wheeler
Parent of child with an eating disorder
The importance of optimal nutrition for a healthy lifestyle cannot be overstated. Emma’s inspirational book is a comprehensive guide with easy to follow sections, providing a wide variety of tasty and nutritionally balanced recipes and meal ideas. It is accompanied by detailed nutritional information, for every taste and culinary skill level. However, the true power of Rebalance Your Relationship with Food is that it is not just another cookbook. The Self Help Tools section provides holistic information that enables the reader to understand and address their relationship with food. Emma’s passion to help affected people understand and overcome their conditions shines through, and I will certainly be recommending Rebalance Your Relationship with Food for clients in my nutritional therapy clinic.
– Dr Elisabeth Philipps PhD
Emma’s book is a gentle guiding hand for those who are working hard to repair their relationship with food, and themselves. Sound nutritional advice, delicious recipes and mouth-watering photography are perfectly complemented by the words of those who’ve walked this path before, helping the reader to feel less alone and more hopeful.
– Dr Pooky Knightsmith
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Specialist, and Author of Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools
I think this is one of the most useful and practical books for people recovering from food and body issues that I have read for a long time. It is a must for people who journey through recovery. The meal planner and the food diary are useful tools. They combine well with the motivational messages and self-care ideas to remind the person that recovering is about the balance of food and self. I would recommend this book to my patients with great pleasure.
– Deborah Meddes-Carpenter
Specialist Therapist, Nightingale Hospital, London
Emma’s book is a brilliant tool for those that are nervous about food to use as a means to help build confidence and knowledge in a very unintimidating, user friendly way. I see many clients that have years of bad habits to break, that have been overwhelmed by constant mixed messages from the media and fad diets that have only worked to build more confusion and apprehension in regards to what is ‘good’ for them and what is not. This book is great for taking those first steps towards managing a healthy, nutritious diet with some very simple options and on to something more challenging when you are ready. I will definitely recommend Rebalance Your Relationship with Food to my clients.
– Laura Bowley
Personal Trainer and Owner of Happy Bodies Gym
Emma Bacon’s book Rebalance Your Relationship with Food is a brilliant mix of self-help, nutrition and life advice. It is a guide I wish I’d had when I was escaping my own diet prison and longing to live a life that was more than counting calories, stepping on scales and valuing myself based on the size of my jeans. I will recommend this book to my clients and will continue to try the super yummy recipes for myself.
– Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Eating Psychology Coach and founder of Escape Diet Prison
Emma has written Rebalance Your Relationship with Food with considerable empathy and understanding. The book is thoughtfully and beautifully presented with nutritional facts and a variety of recipes which are clearly explained. These range from the basic to the more ambitious meals, yet all are simple to prepare. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, sugars, vitamins and minerals are explained with clarity and brevity. It is particularly impressive in the way that the photos of the meals have a caption to show the health benefits of the various ingredients. It is wonderful to see how the reader is supported in their struggle by so many positive messages to live a healthy and balanced life. It includes a helpful tool kit section as a motivator and a check of progress. Our daughter has been recovering from anorexia for many years and we can honestly say that this is the first ever recipe book we have seen to approach eating disorders in such a practical and supportive way. It will be invaluable to both the person challenged by disordered eating and their supporters. We are deeply grateful to Emma for the extraordinary effort in undertaking this inspirational book.
Parent of child with an eating disorder