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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.

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.

Visions Of A Sustainable Planet

We Need to Expand Our Moral Imagination

September/October 2012
We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to brood about ruined mangroves, but we can’t solve a problem we can’t face.

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.

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.

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.
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