Eating, Weight, and Body Image Issues

I truly know how much people struggle to eat well and stay fit.

In my career as a clinical psychologist I’ve worked with the full spectrum of people who’ve suffered with anorexia, bulimia, and binging—children and adults; women and men; heavy and thin. And in recent years I’ve focused more and more on the “normal”, all-too-common, problems of overeating and weight maintenance. This arose as my previous work convinced me that we all stand to benefit from eating more sanely in this food- and weight-crazy world.

In the past I’ve worked in schools, hospitals, and community clinics. I now maintain a busy private practice for both general psychotherapy and eating and diet and weight-related issues. I’ve written a self-help workbook, EAT SANELY: Toward a Peaceful Relationship with Food and a Healthy-Enough Weight, which offers tools for people trying to make once-and-for-all changes in their relationship with food.

My primary objective has been to help people find healthy solutions to their eating issues. I know that as they find these solutions, they benefit greatly—and not only on the scale. Solutions differ from person to person, but the goal remains the same: to find ways of eating that support health and peace of mind. Toward this end, I call on a broad range of skills and knowledge, using cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and insight-oriented pathways as befits each person’s need. I’ve tried to condense the key aspects of all this into the workbook. And in therapy, we together assess what needs the most attention and what approach might best help you move to a better place.

I have great empathy for people’s struggles and pain when it comes to food and self-care and weight. I myself love food and cooking and eating. At the same time, I’ve long been concerned with appearance and especially health. What to do in a world where it’s so easy to overdo on stuff that’s not good for you? It’s an important question. And the answers to it involve our psychology, our biology, our families, our personalities, and also our social climate and politics. I feel fortunate to play some part in helping people reach better solutions.

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Eat Sanely: Toward a Peaceful Relationship With Food and a Healthy-Enough Weight

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Eat Sanely Book by Terese Weinstein Katz Ph.D.

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