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Hunger Pains

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Written by Mary Pipher, Ph.d.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mary Pipher, Ph.d.

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 138 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: January 21, 1997
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-41393-2 (0-345-41393-8)
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In Hunger Pains Dr. Mary Pipher offers advice, counsel, and practical solutions for young women dealing with eating disorders and other problems. The rates of anorexia, bulimia, and depression for women are the highest they have ever been; signs show that the age of women susceptible to these problems is decreasing as the problem increases. Dr. Pipher reveals how society encourages our misery and prevents us from accepting our looks. Indeed, for many women, the humiliation of being overweight is a wound that never heals. Pipher reminds us that accepting our bodies the way they are is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.

Overview; Hunger and Eating; What We See in the Mirror; Why Diets Don't Work; Solutions that Don't Work; Clients with Bulimia; Bulimia-The Food Addiction; Clients with Anorexia; Anorexia-Starvation in the Land of Plenty; Obese Clients; Obesity-Being Fat in America; Feeling Good; Helping Our Children; Changing Our Culture; Suggested Reading