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Summary

You're not broken, weak, or faulty because you binge on food. You're normal and, more importantly, you can fully recover. Let me explain...powerful binge cravings are a natural and normal side effect of food restriction. If you've ever restricted your food intake in your past (e.g. a diet, a detox program, cutting out carbs, etc.), then you may have triggered a primitive natural survival mechanism we call "primal hunger". This leads to powerful binge urges, an insatiable appetite, food obsession, depression, and anxiety. Your body thinks you're in the middle of a famine, and it's doing everything it can to make you eat lots of food. By purging your food, you remain malnourished, and your body is stuck in "primal hunger" mode.

Keep in mind, this has nothing to do with your upbringing, personality, or emotional state. This may come as a surprise, but studies show us that many of the symptoms that might have been thought to be specific to bulimia nervosa are actually the results of starvation (Pirke & Ploog, 1987). Chances are, you're perfectly normal and are just experiencing the natural and very normal side effects of a restrictive diet.

We don't ask you to analyze your painful past experiences or to examine any personality "flaws" that may have led to your bulimia, as there is no scientific evidence supporting the idea that resolving underlying psychological problems leads to recovery (Walsh & Cameron, 2005). Instead, we give you clear, practical steps to remove your primal hunger, stop bingeing and purging, relearn normal eating, and overcome bulimia for life. You can recover. There is a way.

This book will help you:

  • Make sense of your bulimia (because believe it or not, bulimia doesn't have to be confusing!)
  • Recover at a pace that suits you by following our step-by-step guide to recovery
  • Eliminate binge urges and cravings for life by restoring your body's own natural food regulation system

©2014 Richard Kerr (P)2014 Richard Kerr

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Life changing..

I have been Bulimic for 24 years and having read The Bulimia Help Method, for the first time eating is starting to change for me.. I was at an all time low when I searched for a self help book. I'm three weeks in and feel/know that I'm in recovery. I feel really supported with the regular email contact and other people's recovery stories.. A great book if you struggle with Bulimia, thank you.

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Fantastic audiobook with great tools that work to finally overcome bulimia

It’s a very special book written by Ali who’s a former bulimic who did it! She’s fully recovered and now sharing her journey based on scientific research and personal experience. It’s gentle and common sense. Lots of “aha” moments that can create a shift in the thinking process. Highly recommend to anyone suffering from bulimia or therapist dealing city clients with Eaton disorders.

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A recovery method that works

I'm now a month into the recovery program and so far the book has been spot on. Logically it all makes sense as you read it, but when you start the method, step by step, it all clicks into place and makes a huge difference in your life. It isn't easy, but it is so worth it.

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Fantastic

It just made sense, give it a good, feeling better about the future now and am going to give it my best shot.

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Very inspiring

I'm terrible st writing reviews, but I found this audiobook so good. I listened to it on holiday and I'm sure I dropped some weight just by knowing that starving or restricting what I eat plays a huge role in my weight. There's a bit in the book about an experiment on some army men, this was so profound for me I listened to the section over and over. I haven't started the steps yet but just having listened to the book I'm feeling more positive about my recovery. Thanks to Rich and Ali Kerr.

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  • 01-12-15

I would be lost without this book.

I've been listening to this book for a few weeks now, night and day. I feel like this has helped me so much with kickstarting my recovery. After 5 months of amenorrhea due to my ED I finally got my period back. I'm slowly but surely getting my life back. Food is finally not a top priority and my binging episodes have decreased dramatically. I can finally live and breathe. I'm so happy I found this book. So thankful!

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  • natasha
  • 05-02-17

this book has truly helped me to stop my bulimia.

I have been bulimic for 13 years and I have been a member of Overeaters Anonymous for two years. I have not found any lasting physical recovery in OA .I downloaded this book as a last-gasp before getting on depression medication. immediately my symptoms have left me and I have been binge Purge free ever since. I'm sure that there is a possibility of relapse within my recovery however I have not felt this hopeful in a very long time. this book has uplifted me and told me that I can recover and that I am not powerless over food.

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  • S. Fleming
  • 15-05-16

The missing link

I found this book after listening to a you tube video with the author and Kathryn Hansen who wrote "Brain over Binge" I feel like this book tied everything together for me and I have not had a binge in many many weeks. About 6 weeks at this writing. That is the longest I have gone not binge eating for 44 years. It is a wonderful easy to listen to book. It is read by the author. He has a very nice voice and accent. I highly recommend this book.

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  • MAK
  • 23-03-16

Great practical resource for real recovery.

I really liked the focus on structured eating leading to intuitive eating. It is a step by step resource that leads you to recovery.

If you need to understand dealing w emotional eating? I recommend "End Emotional Eating". This helps us to sit with out uncomfortable feelings instead of eating. And "Brain Over Binge Workbook" is a great resource to really heal your brain and say no binge urges.

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  • Allison Walker
  • 02-05-18

If you’ve ever misused food - you need this book!

I’d been convinced, after 30+ years of first anorexia, then bulimia - that this was just going to be my way of life. I had every degree & certification to support the knowledge of how to correct this, but to no avail. I was under the assumption I had a compulsive disorder that had evolved into a daily habit, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and just a huge mess that could never be fixed. I felt like a hippocrit & a liar for pretending to be healthy & balanced, although so far from it. This self loathing perpetuated the misuse.of food.
Finding this book was like flipping a switch - far different from anything I’d heard, but it made perfect sense!!
Thankfully recovering & hopeful for many more years ahead to help & share with others. Thank you so much for this lifeline

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  • dacuks
  • 28-12-17

Bulimia selfhelp

An incouringing and inspiring guide for those who suffer or are close to someone with an eating disorder. Definitely a book to take in an account when going through a recovery.