The second part, "Intervention: How You Can Overcome Disordered Eating," is like a self-help manual. It covers the problems of eating disorders, including the stressors and causes of binges, interventions, nutritional counseling, and how to change one's thinking and behavior, and it presents a variety of checklists. Given the complexity of eating disorders, however, this approach is rather simplistic. The information in this section might be more useful if it were given to individuals who were already in treatment, to help them assess themselves, discuss their personal situation with the therapist, and develop a more in-depth understanding of their personal psychology and the resultant eating disorder. The author alludes to therapy but does not underscore the need for a comprehensive treatment program to manage the severe problems that are presented.