Eating to Lose

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Eating to Lose

Healing From a Life of Diabulimia


Maryjeanne Hunt

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A hopeful and empowering memoir of one woman's struggle with diabulimia, an eating disorder linked to diabetes.

Diabulimia is the dangerous and often fatal practice in which people with Type 1 diabetes deliberately give themselves less insulin than they need in order to lose weight. Maryjeanne Hunt started limiting her insulin intake at age 14 and spent 22 years abusing her body with sugar highs, excessive exercise, and starvation in an attempt to be skinny and "perfect." In Eating to Lose, she shares her journey to health, true healing, and hard-won wisdom:

"Weight management could have been a lot easier and effective if only I'd listened to my body and given it what it really wanted all along. Our bodies want health and energy and life. They crave to be nourished and they crave to move with vigor. When we give our bodies what they really want, they reward us big-time - with wellness, happiness and you guessed it, cooperative and healthy body weight."

Timely and relevant, Eating to Lose sheds light on an often ignored and misunderstood condition and offers the possibility of recovery for those battling with diabulimia and the people who love them.


Product Details

  • Publication Date December 05, 2011
  • Page Count 160
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303274

About The Author(s)

Maryjeanne Hunt

Maryjeanne Hunt was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1971. As a teenager she developed diabulimia and battled her eating disorder for 22 years. Now fully healed, she has been free of her eating disorder since 1997.

Maryjeanne has held a position as wellness columnist for CNC Newspapers, published nationally since August 2009. She has been a licensed personal fitness and certified weight management coach since 1987, where she counsels others on wellness, diet, and body image. Her story has been featured on ABC News and Oprah Radio.

Table of Contents

Collision Course
1. Body Image Setup
2. Verdict: Type 1 Diabetes
3. When Body Image and Diabetes Collide
4. Somewhere Between Extremes and Balance
5. Discovering Fitness
6. Battling Infertility
7. Motherhood
8. Verdict: Diabulimia
9. Breaking Illness Open
10. How Children Learn Renovation
11. Owning It
12. Reshaping Tomorrow
13. Verdict: Choosing Wholeness
14. Paying It Forward
15. Shopping Resurrected
Resources for People with Eating Disorders
Resources for People with Diabetes