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Books & Blogs for “Normal” Eating

After recovering from chronic dieting, binge/emotional eating, and bulimia half a lifetime ago, I’ve been teaching chronic dieters, weight-cyclers, and dysregulated eaters to become “normal” eaters and eat according to their mind/body needs.

“Her writing is like therapy on the page.”

Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed.

Learn from an eating psychology expert who has . . .

  • 30 years of experience as a clinician treating eating disorders.

  • Eight books published, two book awards, and 10 foreign language editions.

  • Over 1800 blogs posted and categorized for easy access.

  • Half a lifetime fully recovered from chronic dieting, binge eating, and bulimia.

“I’ll continue reading Karen’s books and blogs even after I heal my eating problems. They have so much wisdom in them and I don’t feel it’s a chore to read them. In fact, I really enjoy them!”

“Karen’s blogs always come up with things I’d never really thought about as related to eating, so I end up thinking, “Wow. That’s really good to know. Why didn’t I think of that.”

My books and blogs will help you STOP:

  • Bingeing, overeating, snacking mindlessly, living to eat, and struggling with food and shame hangovers.

  • Dieting to lose weight, restricting “forbidden” foods, thinking in terms of “good/bad” food, and depriving yourself of nourishment and pleasure.

  • Obsessing about weight or yo-yo-ing wildly up and down the scale.

  • Using food to manage your emotions and take care of yourself.

My books and blogs will help you START TO:

  • Understand and accept how diets have failed you.

  • Develop beliefs and skills for success in eating and in life.

  • Embrace self-compassion and ditch shame as a change motivator.

  • Retrain your brain to say “yes” and “no” to food in the right balance.

  • Experience and regulate your emotions and effectively manage life without using food for comfort, reward, coping, or excitement.

“Because Karen’s been where I’ve been with food, I trust what she has to say. A lot of people write about how to change your eating, but they don’t have the personal and professional knowledge. I really don’t think there’s anyone else out there writing with all her experience.”

Latest Blogs

Learn to enjoy walking, not for weight loss but for brain growth and mood elevation.  “Think on Your Feet” by award-winning writer Martha W. Murphy (AARP Bulletin, 5/23, p. 20) lays out five ways walking can help your mind and body. “Walking may...
Eating intuitively means keeping track of your appetite just as you sense other bodily functions. If I were to ask you any time during the day or night “Are you sleepy?,” my guess is that you’d be able to answer me without thinking much about it. Dit...
I blog a lot about abuse: how to recognize it and deal with it. Somehow I haven’t written much about one particular type of abuse and that’s called emotional smothering. It begins when parents stifle your wants by trying to make their desires yours a...