How To Become A “Normal” Eater | Karen Koenig

EPISODE 173 – Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., is a psychotherapist; international, award-winning 8-book author; and popular blogger. Her books and blogs are known for their humor and practical wisdom. She has 30-plus years of experience in the field of eating psychology, teaching chronic dieters and emotional, binge, and overeaters to become “normal” eaters through a non-diet, non-weight focused approach to eating intuitively and creating joyous, healthy, meaningful lives. Her media experience includes scores of TV, radio, print and podcast interviews. She lives and practices in Sarasota, Florida where she provides in-person and online therapy. Her website is http://www.karenrkoenig.com. In the episode, Karen shares tips for controlling your thoughts so that you can break out of compulsive, emotional, or restrictive eating behaviors; mistakes most people make when trying to lose weight; how to become a “normal” eater…and more!

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QUESTIONS I ASK KAREN IN THE EPISODE:

  • Can you start off by telling us a bit about your background? (Specifically, what led you to become a psychotherapist and specialize in the field of compulsive, emotional, and restrictive eating?)
  • Your book Words To Eat By was referenced by an obesity medicine specialist during a different interview, which is how I originally found out about you! When you say “Words To Eat By,” what do you mean? 
  • You’re a compulsive, emotional, and restrictive eating specialist. What are the differences among the three types of eaters, and how can we know if we fall into one of those categories?
  • Where does traditional advice about emotional eating go wrong?
  • What mistakes are most people making when trying to lose weight?
  • You talk and write about eating like a “normal” person. Can you explain what that means? What are some examples of thoughts “normal” eaters have (versus dieters)?
  • What’s your best advice for someone who struggles with emotional eating and doesn’t know how to stop?

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