Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the program described in this newly revised and updated Workbook will teach you the skills you need to overcome your eating disorder and establish health habits. Through daily self-monitoring, you will learn to regularize your eating and expand the variety of foods that you consume. This will help you maintain a healthy weight and will reduce your desire to binge and purge. You will also learn techniques for solving problems, challenging your negative thoughts, and addressing your concerns about weight and shape. Use the Workbook to share information with friends and loved ones so they can support and encourage you throughout the treatment process.
When used in conjunction with visits to a qualified mental health professional, the Workbook will help you realize the triggers for disordered eating habits. Once you are able to identify them, you can eliminate them. At the end of treatment, we fully expect that you will have reduced the number of your binge-eating and purging episodes, improved your body image, and gained a sense of mastery and control over your eating.