A survivor of anorexia nervosa presents a detailed and honest account of the pain, the struggle and the process of living with an eating disorder, and reveals how recovery is possible.
When you have an eating issue it can feel like the loneliest, hardest place in the world to be, but it doesn' t have to be this way. No one knows this better than author Melinda Hutchings, who battled anorexia for three years. Drawing on her own experience, as well as other people's, Melinda openly discusses what this feels like on the inside, how to cope with the complexity of emotions, what to do about where you are at with your eating issue, and what you can look forward to when you get to the other side.
Why Can't I Look the Way I Want? is packed full of information and personal stories which cover everything from anxieties around food to physical and emotional wellness, reconnecting with those you care about, and healing yourself and moving forward.
In among the helpful checklists, expert advice and practical tips, Why Can't I Look the Way I Want? profiles those who have battled anorexia, bulimia and exercise bulimia, as well as the increasing male eating disorder, bigorexia, and provides strategies to triumph over these illnesses and realise the amazing life that's waiting for you beyond eating issues.
Media commentator, public speaker and writer Melinda Hutchings is an inspiring role model who is passionate about increasing the awareness of the dangers of dieting, and frequently addresses forums, conferences and high schools. She is an Ambassador for The Life Changing Experiences Foundation and her website is .