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 five years. Drawing on her own experience, as well as those of other people, Melinda 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. It 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.
Melinda Hutchings speaks regularly at forums across Australia, and is an Ambassador for the Eating Disorders Foundation NSW.