Contributed by Judith Matz

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Unlearning Weight Stigma

The Latest Science on Weight and Trauma

It's time to untangle weight gain and binge eating from trauma. Read more

Overeating Issues in Quarantine?

How to Relate To Food and Weight Now and Let the Shame Go

When COVID-19 hit and many of us began stocking up on food and sheltering in place, I grew deeply concerned for my clients. How were they going to handle the... Read more

In Consultation November 9, 2018

Health Comes in All Sizes

The HAES Approach to Countering Weight Stigma

A paradigm shift around weight and wellness is taking on old stigmas. Read more

3 Concerning Messages about the Netflix series “Insatiable”

…And 3 Ways to Talk about Them with Your Clients

There’s been a lot of outcry from mental health professionals, doctors, parents, and people who’ve suffered from eating disorders about the trailer for the... Read more

Changing How You Think About Weight

Four Steps to Transform Your Internalized Views About Body Size

By Judith Matz - I’ve come to believe that the way we as therapists feel about our clients’ body size is not only a clinical concern, but a social justice... Read more

Case Study August 30, 2016

High-Stakes Therapy

Eating Disorders Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

When it comes to eating disorders, therapy can be a matter of life and death. Read more

A Diet-Free Way to Help Clients with Eating Problems

Judith Matz on Abandoning Weight Loss as a Marker for Success

Most therapists have been taught that if we can help clients understand the emotional triggers of their overeating, they’ll be able to control their behavior... Read more

Case Study September 1, 2015

It’s Not about the Diet

Building a healthy relationship with food

Too often both clinicians and clients fall into the trap of pursuing weight loss as a therapeutic goal. Read more

In Consultation March 7, 2014

Beyond Lip Service

Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients

Therapists should not only be aware of their prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well. Read more

Recipe For Life

Is Attuned Eating the Answer to Diet Failure?

Despite the common cultural notion that anyone can successfully lose weight---constantly reinforced by the $60 billion-a-year diet industry---at least 95... Read more

Beyond the Diet Mentality

Empowering Clients Through Attuned Eating

Attuned eating can take people beyond the dead end of the diet mentality. Read more

Judith Matz

Judith Matz, LCSW, is co-author of the Body Positivity Card Deck and two books on the topics of eating and weight struggles, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating and Emotional Overeating, has been called “the new bible” on this topic for professionals. The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care was a #1 bestseller on Amazon and a favorite resource for therapists to use with clients. She is also the author of Amanda’s Big Dream, a children’s book that helps kids to pursue their dreams – at any size!  Judith has a private practice in Skokie, IL, where she focuses her work with clients who want to get off the diet/binge rollercoaster and learn to feel at home in their bodies.