Author Archive for: Karen R. Koenig
Karen R. Koenig
Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., expert on the psychology of eating, is a psychotherapist, eating coach, national speaker, and international author with 30 years of experience teaching chronic dieters and overeaters how to make peace with food and their bodies. A graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work, Ms. Koenig practices and teaches in Sarasota, Florida.
She is the author of Starting Monday—Seven Keys to a Permanent, Positive Relationship with Food (Gürze), Nice Girls Finish Fat—Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever (Simon and Schuster); What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Treating Eating and Weight Issues (W.W. Norton); The Food and Feelings Workbook—A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health (Gürze), and The Rules of “Normal” Eating—A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between! (Gürze).
Her articles and essays have appeared in Social Work Focus, Social Work Today, Eating Disorders Today, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. She has been quoted in Berner Zeitung, Women’s Health, Ladies Home Journal, The Wall St. Journal, Self, Shape, and Weight Watchers magazines. Her interviews include ABC, FOX, and WHDH TV and scores of radio shows and podcasts.
For more information, please visit karenrkoenig.com.
- Starting Monday: Seven Keys to a Permanent, Positive Relationship with Food
- The Rules of "Normal" Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!
- The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
- Nice Girls Finish Fat: Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever
Entries by Karen R. Koenig
When you’re faced with tough decisions, especially major ones, look for what will be best for you, not what the right thing to do is. You may think that the best answer is the same as the right answer, but you’d be wrong. Looking to do what’s right generally involves other people’s assessments or measuring up to norms or standards. Trying to make the right decision often comes from looking at your choices through others’ eyes, not gazing out at you in the world through your own eyes. The best decision won’t come from the most affirmative nods or applause you receive and it… Read more.
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