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It’s Not about the Diet: Building a healthy relationship with food

September/October 2015
Too often both clinicians and clients fall into the trap of pursuing weight loss as a therapeutic goal.

Bookmarks

Getting Over Weight? A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far

May/June 2015

Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It

A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.

In Consultation

Beyond Lip Service: Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients

March/April 2014
Therapists should not only be aware of their prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

In Consultation

How Food Improves Mood: Bringing Nutrition into the Consulting Room

January/February 2014
Learning even a little about nutrition and diet can greatly enhance therapists’ ability to help clients with mood problems.

Editor's Note

Eating To Live, Not Living To Eat

January/February 2011

Recipe For Life

Is Attuned Eating the Answer to Diet Failure?

January/February 2011
Despite the common cultural notion that anyone can successfully lose weight---constantly reinforced by the $60 billion-a-year diet industry---at least 95 percent of dieters regain lost pounds. Here's an alternative approach to weight control.

Chew Wisely

The Joy of Playing With Your Food

January/February 2011
Remember as a kid being scrupulously taught that eating was a serious business that brooked no nonsense? A lifetime later, this author discovered that---as with so many other life lessons---his mother was totally wrong.

It's Not About The Food

The Truth About Eating Disorders

January/February 2011
The key to working effectively with eating disorders is understanding that starving, bingeing, and purging aren't simply bad habits. For treatment to work, it must get beyond the focus on negative behavior to grasp the emotional cycle of disordered eating.

Point of View

Food and Mood: What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Nutrition

November/December 2016
What therapists should know about nutrition and the food-mood connection. An interview with Joan Borysenko.
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