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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.

Clinician's Digest

Is Ketamine the New Antidepressant to Rave About?

May/June 2015
Is a new generation of antidepressants on the way?

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.

Family Matters

Me and My Belly: A Lifelong Relationship

May/June 2014
A middle-aged man explores his troubled relationship with the body his genetics have saddled him with.

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.

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.

I Think, Therefore I Eat

Skills for Successful Dieting

January/February 2011
From the viewpoint of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the reason that dieters so frequently fail to stick to their healthy eating plans is simple: knowing what to do and knowing how to get yourself to do it are two entirely different skills.

Bookmarks

Glorious Food: Ambivalence and Guilt Take Up a Lot of Space at Today's Dinner Tables

March/April 2010
Never before has the simple act of eating been so fraught with ethical, spiritual, and psychological issues.
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