The Picky Eater’s Recovery Book: Overcoming Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE food. I say this because I truly don’t know the more private details of my neighbor and their relationship with food; I know my kids can be picky, but I chalk that up to normal behavior. Reading The Picky Eater’s Recovery Book, I learned that people of any age who may present as a “picky eater” might actually have something more going on – a newer diagnosis known as Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). So being a “picky eater” for some could be a psychological issue that is not known by even their most intimate relations. The symptoms include not eating enough, avoiding past negative reactions to food and thus avoiding food altogether, and (mostly unknowingly) suffering from a calorie deficiency, even if you might be labeled “overweight.” Thomas, Becker, and Eddy present an easy-to-follow self-help guide to overcoming ARFID at home and an explanation of the type of therapy used by a professional. There is help and hope!

I found this book informative, enlightening, and simple to follow. I am amazed at the advances of science, especially in the field of mental health. This book has the potential to be helpful and life-changing to so many people!

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Author Jennifer J. Thomas
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 200 pages
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publish Date 01-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781108796170 Buy this Book
Issue January 2022
Category Health, Fitness & Dieting