How to Nourish Yourself Through an Eating Disorder: Recovery for Adults with the Plate-by-Plate Approach® (Paperback)
Overcome your eating disorder and repair your relationship with food, starting today
If you struggle with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or another form of disordered eating, the path to normal eating may seem impossible. This is why Wendy Sterling and Casey Crosbie created the Plate-by-Plate Approach®: a simple, numberless, exchange-free program to restore your relationship with food. In this practical, easy-to-use guide—complete with sample plates, example schedules, and helpful tracking logs—they teach you to take control of your nutrition with nothing more than a 10-inch plate.
- Learn to use the Plate-by-Plate Approach® at home.
- Understand common patterns and behaviors to restore your relationship with food.
- Adapt the Plate-by-Plate Approach® to your own dietary and cultural needs.
- Overcome common barriers on your journey to healthy eating.
How to Nourish Yourself Through an Eating Disorder transforms the challenging path to recovery, simplifying your treatment plan and providing a straightforward, intuitive, tried-and-true method for a better life.
Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CEDS-S, CSSD, specializes in eating disorders and sports nutrition. She is the co-author of How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder, Raising Body Positive Teens, and No Weigh! Her work has also been published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. She maintains a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“This book is an essential starting point—and easy-to-follow guide—for anyone struggling with disordered eating or body image. It provides not just an accessible, evidence-based path to recovery, but also promotes a sense of balance and autonomy.”—Norman Kim, PhD, Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
“This book is a wonderful, much-needed resource that simplifies and demystifies the nutrition process for those in recovery from an eating disorder and anyone who cares for them. Professionals and individuals will find themselves referring back to this book time and again. I look forward to sharing this as a resource with professionals, clients, and support system members alike!”—Christyna Johnson, MS, RDN, LDN
“Filled with practical strategies and applications to help adults navigate the nutritional complexities of eating disorder recovery, this book will provide hope and guidance to those seeking greater joy and freedom with food, body, and movement.”—Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS-S, counseling and sport psychologist and founder of Mind Body Endurance
“Having adopted the Plate-by-Plate Approach® as my foremost recommendation for parents of my adolescent clients grappling with eating disorders, I eagerly awaited this new book tailored to adults. This book provides a clear, compassionate, and all-encompassing framework applicable to all adults across the spectrum of eating issues, no matter their age, cultural background, and gender orientation. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone questioning the healthfulness of their relationship to food and looking for a validating, encouraging guide toward healing.”—Natalie Rose Allen, MPsy, RP, eating disorder therapist
“This book is an invaluable resource. With a compassionate approach grounded in science, Sterling and Crosbie expertly support those striving to nourish themselves through an eating disorder.”—Shelley Aggarwal, MD, coauthor of No Weigh!
“Wendy and Casey have done it again! In adapting the Plate-by-Plate Approach® for adults, this book will provide much-needed support for both community and health professionals. This is going straight to the top of my recommendations list.”—Fiona Sutherland, MSc, APD, CEDC, The Mindful Dietitian