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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.

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