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Healthful Eating

Recently, Susan* came to me for therapy because she was desperate to lose weight. Accomplished in many areas of her life, she was ashamed of her inability to manage her weight and had been plagued for years by yo-yoing hundred pound gains and losses. She had participated in many weight loss programs and felt like a total failure, never able to maintain her low weight achievements. She was clueless about healthful eating. When she stepped into my office the first time, she announced that food was her mortal enemy. She vowed to fight it to the bitter end, fantasizing a life without eating and wishing she could ingest all her nutrient needs by pills and through straws. Food was indeed her imaginary foe. She sought therapy as a last resort to help her stop binge eating  because the diet programs hadn’t worked. Read more