Praise for Food to Eat

“In Food to Eat, Lieberman and Sangster strike a perfect balance between nutritional knowledge and personal experience in developing this unique recipe book for people recovering from eating disorders.  They show perfect empathy for that time in recovery when you know you have to eat, but are paralyzed in front of the refrigerator. With step by step, carefully signposted blueprints for food preparation, they allow you to take the decision making out of meal planning by placing your trust in their knowledge and experience. More advanced recipes are well-tailored for individuals who are further along in recovery and ready for more challenging food preparation experiences. Throughout the book, they externalize your internal dialogue. Just as you’re about to say, “I can’t eat that,” they say, “You’re probably thinking that you can’t eat that,” and then warmly and therapeutically help you to examine your fears.  The beautiful photography gently illustrates how food can be your lifeline, not your enemy. Food to Eat is an excellent resource for  individuals in recovery who need to cook for themselves and for parents and other caregivers who are cooking for someone in recovery. Food to Eat is not just another cookbook, but a marvelous recovery companion.”
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED Director of the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program

“A true Joy of Cooking for those moving away from disordered eating. Lieberman and Sangster explore the awakening of appetite, health and humor from the perspectives of dietician and patient; I find the interplay between (their) two perspectives and personalities the best part of this book. It’s playful, it’s genuine, it’s vulnerable and true.”
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, Author of Eating With Your Anorexic

“Lori and Cate’s book provides practical tools and creative solutions to help individuals recovering from eating disorders maintain a key foundation of their recovery, and that is, to eat! Thank you for taking the time to capture the needs of individuals working on their recovery, by providing direction and a plan. Food to Eat is colorful and personal, helping the reader connect to the authors, and feel much more than just safe about eating. Rather, the book is about connecting to and enjoying the experience of eating for taste and satiety – a benchmark of full recovery.”
Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, Founder & Exectutive Medical Director Oliver-Pyatt Centers

“Lori and Cate truly provide a recipe for recovery with this book. From yummy recipes to practical advice, this book will be invaluable at every stage in the recovery journey.”
Carrie Arnold, Author of Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders

“I have been sharing clients with Lori for almost 20 years; her compassionate, supportive and structured care has been an integral part of recovery for so many. In reviewing her cookbook, Food to Eat, I gained a powerful insight to what she does with her clients; she teaches them to re-do their relationship with food. This cookbook co-authored with Cate is a win-win project. Not only do they share great tips for meal planning, shopping and pantry filling but they also address the ED voice that so many of our clients have yelling in their heads that often obstruct attempts to ‘reconnect’ with food. This book can be used by anyone with any type of eating disorder; it will foster people to feed themselves, their families and their friends with nourishment, pleasurable tastes and safety. Lori and Cate thank you for wonderful book, a ‘workbook to recovery’!”
Suzanne Gleysteen MD, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School BIDMC

“We have needed a book like this in the eating disorder field for a long time! Lori and Cate have done a wonderful job of developing a unique book to the field that encourages healthy eating and provides a structure to achieve this goal. I am sure this book will be a gift to all those that are trying so hard to recover but felt like they were lacking the tools to take their recovery to the next level. MEDA will surely have this book available to everyone that walks in our door.”
Beth Mayer, LICSW, President, Multi-service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

“Enjoy this creative book and its message to an eating disorder, which is about facing the challenges of food and eating head on. Enjoy the wonderful recipes, the beautiful pictures, and the insighful narratives by the authors.”
Therese S. Waterhous PhD/LD, Author of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group’s online care manual chapter on eating disorders and Practice Paper

Check out the review from the fabulous therapist Ashely Solomon on her blog, Nourishing the Soul.

“I talk to young women every day who are in the midst of their battle with an eating disorder or just embarking on their recovery. Every single one of them is afraid to eat. They worry that if they start eating, they’ll get fat overnight. And for someone with an eating disorder, that is the worst fear imaginable. If I could reach out to my clients across the globe, I would give every single one of them a copy of this book. Lori and Cate’s compassionate approach to recovery is just what these young women need. They give practical advice and explain why each recipe is nutritious and okay to eat in their “outsmart your ED voice” sections. Their conversational style makes it feel like you’re sitting down in your living room with them, a non-confrontational approach that my clients can all relate to.”
Mary E. Pritchard, PhD, author of the upcoming Diet is a 4-Letter Word: The Psychology of Eating.

8 thoughts on “Praise for Food to Eat

  1. Hi. If you’ve read “Food to Eat” please use this space to let us know what you think. If you also could publish your review on Amazon that would be great.

  2. ‘Food To Eat’ is a multi-layered, heartfelt and beautiful book. It doesn’t just contain recovery recipes, it contains deeper layers of the actual recipe required for recovery itself. ‘Food To Eat’ speaks straight to the heart of those in recovery in its deep understanding of how challenging it can be to nurture and nourish oneself with food at a time when it’s needed most and in doing so provides the most vibrant, loving and soul-enhancing recipes to make that nurturing just a little bit easier. I cannot wait to share this wonderful recipe and recovery book with clients and colleagues alike.

    Julie Parker, Counsellor, Beautiful You

  3. This book not only re-ignited my joy of cooking & baking, but it showed me that it is also alright to enjoy the foods I make. Lori’s compassion, confidence and eloquence shines in this book.

    • Yes, there are 17 vegetarian recipes- and 2 fish recipes,including a barley black bean dish,lemony lentil spinach stew, veggie chili, wheat berry salad, homemade pizza, and several breakfast items that can become breakfast for dinner as well.
      Hope this helps.

      Lori Lieberman, RD, MPH, LDN, CDE

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