I have read MANY books on my journey. I will slowly add them to this page in case anyone would like to do more research on their own. The one thing I can say is, don't look at any one book as the bible of normal eating. Some are better than others but you will get new and helpful information from each one you read and you don't have to master it to make progress.
BOOKS ABOUT NORMAL EATING
The Rules of "Normal" Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!
This book was essential to me. It has the rules of normal eating and explains how to reframe irrtional beliefs that keep us stuck on the roller coaster. I highly recommend and think this is a great first book to read.
The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
This book goes with the Rules of Normal Eating and is a great workbook for reframing beliefs, understanding emotions and figuring out which are the biggest barriers for you.
How to Survive Your Diet and Conquer Your Food Issues Forever
Linda Moran is just a regular person who decided to write a book as she worked through her process. She has amazing insights and talks about how following normal eating is a form of self-love which was revolutionary to me.
Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
Geneen Roth is a wonderful author and I like all of her books. As with Karen and Linda she went through this journey herself and writes about it so eloquently.
Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
I appreciated this one because I am not a particularly religious person but there is an element of faith that goes along with following this process since conventional thinking rejects it. More people are willing to do weight watchers because it's comfortable and acceptable even though it hardly ever works. By the end of the book I was so in love with Geneen and her perspective. I really valued the overall message. I really loved the way she presented the idea of feeling your emotions even when you can't figure them out. This was always a struggle for me.