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From Weight to Well-Being: The Challenges of Treating Binge Eating Disorder

January/February 2018
Although binge eating disorder is more prevalent than anorexia and bulimia, many people still don’t get the help they need for it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Consultation

Beyond the Diet Mentality: Empowering Clients Through Attuned Eating

July/August 2010
Attuned eating can take people beyond the dead end of the diet mentality.

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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