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.
Getting Over Weight? A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far
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.
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.
Eating To Live, Not Living To Eat
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 percent of dieters regain lost pounds. Here's an alternative approach to weight control.
The Joy of Playing With Your Food
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.
Skills for Successful Dieting
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.
The Truth About Eating Disorders
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.
Glorious Food: Ambivalence and Guilt Take Up a Lot of Space at Today's Dinner Tables
Never before has the simple act of eating been so fraught with ethical, spiritual, and psychological issues.
Beyond the Diet Mentality: Empowering Clients Through Attuned Eating
Attuned eating can take people beyond the dead end of the diet mentality.
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