Monday, March 27, 2017

True Grit and “Normal” Eating

When I say “true grit,” I’m not referring to the movie of the same name. I’m talking about a quality that is essential to success which many dysregulated eaters need to cultivate. Although I haven’t read the book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth, I did read about it in an […]

My New Book: Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating

My seventh book is out! Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating—Psychological Strategies for Doctors and Health Care Providers is co-authored by Paige O’Mahoney, M.D., CHWC. Don’t be fooled by the title and think that the book is only for health professionals. It has two audiences: healthcare practitioners and patients who want their providers to understand and truly […]

Making Meaning of Lack of Success

Dysregulated eaters often feel like failures because they haven’t lost weight, kept it off, stopped bingeing/overeating/mindless eating, quit obsessing about the number on the scale, or have yet to establish “normal” eating patterns. They feel like failures and tell themselves that they’ll never succeed, and this focus reduces the likelihood of moving forward and increases […]

To Say Or Not To Say.. That is The Question?

                                        “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”  Working in the field of addiction and eating disorders, as well as being in eating disorder recovery myself, I have […]

Actress Writer Laura Wilcox Thinks You Are Lovable ‘As Is’

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a comedian, which is kind of a broad term. But in my case that means I am a writer and actress. I also do improv, sketch comedy, and some storytelling/stand up at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both New York and LA. I […]

What Are We Really Afraid of in Becoming Fat?

When clients talk about not wanting to be “fat” or become “fat,” I ask them what exactly that means to them. What images do they conjure up, what do those images say about them and the society we live in, and what is having a “fat” body all about for them, whatever their current weight? […]

Van Helsing Star Laura Mennell Interview “Feel Good About You”

December 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Bullying, Featured, Role Models, Self Esteem

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m Laura Mennell and I’m lucky enough to be able to do what I love for a living – I’ve been a professional actor for over a decade.  I’ve been persistent in following my dreams, worked hard to get where I am, and I’m grateful to be working where […]

Our Interview with OITNB Actress Julia Lake

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m an actress!  I play the goofy meth-head, Angie Rice, on Orange is the New Black.  Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I’m currently filming season 5 of OITNB, which has been absolutely crazy and […]

Our Interview with Matthew Moy of the TV Show “Two Broke Girls”

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Matthew Moy and I’m an actor. Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? Currently I work on a show on CBS called 2 Broke Girls. I also play the voice of Lars on […]

Why the Biggest Loser Participants Are Now Big Gainers

I never watch “The Biggest Loser,” the hit TV show. It has always made me cringe and want to cry. Why? Because eating and weight is my field, I’ve known for decades that diets don’t work long term and can actually make you fatter. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that science knew […]

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