Why Can't I Look the Way I Want?

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Eating disorders are becoming ever more common, but for many people they are still a taboo subject. Drawing on the author's own experience and that of fellow sufferers, this essential survival manual for victims not only reveals what having an eating disorder is really like, but also shows that it is possible to break free, recover, and live a healthy and satisfying life. Written specifically for teens and their families, this guide is packed with practical information and case studies that tackle everything from dieting and food anxiety to physical and emotional rehabilitation and re-establishing relationships, as well as covering all the major disorders—including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, exercise bulimia, and the growing male eating disorder, muscle dysmorphia, or “bigorexia.”


Melinda Hutchings is an inspiring role model and experienced public speaker who is also a survivor of an eating disorder herself. She is the author of Fighting for Life and How to Recover from Anorexia & Other Eating Disorders.