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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

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