Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out

This book is dedicated to ... all of the males, females, boys, girls, teenagers, moms, dads, boyfriends, girlfriends, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, cousins, kids, grandparents, coaches, teachers, doctors, nurses, clergy, etc., whose lives have been touched by a loved one or someone they know who has suffered by the chains of ED.

I lived with ED, I hated ED, and I loved ED. He was my hero, he was my friend, and he was my enemy: He was there when no one else would listen to me. He saved me. He ruined me. He loved me. He destroyed me. I won't let that happen to you...

Praise for It's Not About the Weight

"Sharing both her personal recovery from an eating disorder and her expert wisdom as a therapist, Dr. Susan Mendelsohn untangles many mysteries of the illness in It’s Not About the Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out. She transforms complex information into simple, practical concepts that can be understood and quickly put to use. Dr. Susie’s words are uplifting and leave the reader with a sense of hope."

Jenni Schaefer
Author of Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too

It’s Not About the Weight is an important and necessary book to add into our cultural conversation on body image and eating disorders in this country. Very well done!

Jessica Weiner
advice columnist and author of Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds From Now

Dr. Mendelsohn heartens with step by step advice on getting rational and active, heeding the feelings, and vaulting over the psychological barriers caused by a society dying to be thin. Anyone would benefit from her thoughts on being beautiful from the inside out. She wrestles the obsession with weight triumphantly to the ground!

Gary Stromberg and Jane Merrill
Authors of Feeding the Fame: Celebrities Tell Their Real-Life Stories of Eating Disorders and Recovery

Unique, practical, and remarkable insight into the struggle to overcome her ED, Dr. Susie examines the complexities of her illness, and offers sound and useful advice. To the point, easy to understand, inspiring, and helpful, the stories reveal the pain for the victim and struggle for interpersonal relationships. This is a must read for the family and loved ones of those suffering from ED. The words also provide practical psychological principles that encourage us to examine more closely examine this disorder and help guide its victims to a life of success rather than defeat.

Jon E. Mendelsohn, MD, FACS
Medical Director - Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Mendelsohn’s energy, compassion and expertise in the field of eating disorders recovery are remarkable. This heartfelt book is a valuable tool for patients, families and other professionals!

Lisa West-Smith, PhD, LCSW, Psychotherapist, educator and author of Body Stories: Research & Intimate Narratives on Women Transforming Body Image in Outdoor Adventure


Dr. Susan J. Mendelsohn is all too familiar with eating disorders: she has personally wrestled with them for more than fifteen years. It's Not About the Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out"  is part self-help guide and part memoir that tackles growing up with - and growing through - the challenge of body image distortions.

Whether you're just beginning your battle with an eating disorder (ED) or have struggled for years, this guide addresses the common themes of weight and body image preoccupations, the psychological place in which you may find yourself, and most importantly, how you can mange these obsessions through practical self-healing - from the inside out.

Weaving real-life cases of Dr. Mendelsohn's clinical practice with her own personal struggles, this compelling success story shows you the appropriate steps in how to overcome the obstacles of weight and body image, how to triumphantly manage weight during recovery, how to maintain an overall satisfying existence, and how to finally live your life no matter what shape, size, or weight you are at any given time. Take this unique opportunity to let "It's Not About the Weight" guide you to a successful recovery and an overall healthy and balanced lifestyle!


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