I want to tell you more about the new book by Robyn Cruze and Espra Andrus. The book called “Making Peace with Your Plate” is about making a full recovery from an eating disorder. The full recovery is Robyn and the clinician is Espra.
Robyn has a powerful story—the active eating disorder part is heartbreaking and stunning. That’s sad but sadly not new. The “full recovery” part is the exciting part and grounded in evidence-based practice methods outlined in this book. This makes a full recovery a reasonable possibility for women with eating and food addictions.
Food addiction and eating disorders are hard to talk about. We all have to eat and so it’s not like total abstinence from food is an option the way that no drinking is for a recovering alcoholic. We also get tangled up because there are women who have serious eating disorders who do not starve or binge or exercise compulsively—they just think about food and their bodies all the time. This kind of eating disorder can be disguised as a focus on healthy eating or as a concern with health, or as a fitness need. This insidious disorder doesn’t look like obesity or anorexia. Its biggest symptom is often known only to the woman suffering—she is calculating all day and thinking about tomorrow and has food strategies galore. And she has a lot of fear around food. But you might even envy her. She always looks good.
That is the recovery that Robyn is talking about and it is stunning and new because she describers her recovery as freedom and peace resulting from a deep change in her thinking.
This book, “Making peace with Your Plate” is published by Central Recovery Press. I’m attaching the link below so you can learn more. You can order the book directly from CRP or from your local bookstore or on Amazon.