By dropping the diet habit and becoming an “attuned eater,” you can enjoy a relaxed, satisfying, healthy relationship with food, free of weight obsession. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the three steps of attuned eating to guide you in deciding when, what, and how much to eat. Through discussion, experiential activities, and guided visualization, you’ll come to understand why categorizing foods as “good” or “bad” can actually trigger overeating, discover how to let your body, not your emotions, determine what you eat, and learn skills to end negative thoughts about your body. By following this compassionate, life-changing, sensible approach, you’ll feel healthier and stronger, acquire a more positive body image, and live a fuller life without overeating.
Judith Matz, L.C.S.W. and Ellen Frankel, L.C.S.W. specialize in the treatment of eating problems and are coauthors of Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist’s Guide to Treating Overeating and The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care. Matz is director of the Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, Inc. Frankel is a full-time writer.