The Anti-Diet Plan: Join the Revolution
Have you failed your diet? Or has your diet failed you?The simple fact is: diets don’t work. Diets do not lead to sustainable weight loss. They do not lead to health improvements. And they most certainly don’t lead to happiness. You may be convinced that this diet will be the one to work. This one will be different. A wise man (Albert Einstein) once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Are you ready to try something different?
Join The Anti-Diet Plan to stop dieting and start living a happier life filled with peace and wellness. Become a part of a rapidly growing movement to end shame, guilt, and poor self-esteem related to the failures of dieting. Learn a new way to develop a permanent, individualized approach to ending your struggle with food.
What is The Anti-Diet Plan?
The Anti-Diet Plan is an alternative to dieting. It will help you turn off the dieting mentality and start eating in a way that feels natural and attuned to your body. Combining mindful eating, acceptance, and cognitive-behavioral strategies, The Anti-Diet Plan utilizes the tools of mindfulness meditation to increase awareness and control of eating behaviors. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives in a nonjudgmental way. We can then respond to life’s pressures and our habitual emotional eating with new healthier choices. Mindfulness has been proven through research to be an effective treatment for overeating.
We are often not present in our lives. We fail to notice what our bodies are telling us and we eat on “automatic pilot.” Often we eat in response to external cues rather than internal ones. Then we attack ourselves with toxic self-criticism. Instead of attempting to override your body’s natural physiology through willpower and dieting, The Anti-Diet Plan will help you work with your body’s natural physiology without struggle.
How do I get involved?
Dr. Conason offers a number of avenues to get involved with The Anti-Diet Plan. Interested in learning more about The Anti-Diet Plan? Check out the articles in The Anti-Diet blog on this site or Eating Mindfully on Psychology Today. In these blogs, Dr. Conason writes about different aspects of The Anti-Diet Plan, including body image, disordered eating, mindful eating tips and techniques, and recent research findings. Also check out Dr. Conason’s interviews in the popular press. Follow Dr. Conason on Twitter and like her on Facebook for frequent tips on mindful eating, challenging diet-culture, improving body image, and commentary on relevant current events. Ready to spread the message about The Anti-Diet Plan? Tweet using #TheAntiDietPlan. Use Facebook to let your friends and family know why you are getting off the dieting-self-loathing rollercoaster and using The Anti-Diet Plan to develop a more compassionate relationship with food and your body. Speak out against diet talk. Sign up for Dr. Conason’s Newsletter to receive updates and tips straight to your inbox.
If you live in New York City, join The Anti-Diet Plan Group. This is a 9-week group program that will teach you a new approach to authentically caring for your body and you self. The Anti-Diet Plan is about mindful eating, but it is also about so much more. It is about learning to trust yourself, to honor your body, to question what we think we know about weight and health, and to eat in a way that is nourishing both your body and soul. This group takes place once per week for 9 consecutive weeks and meets at Dr. Conason’s office on East 57th Street. For more information about times and dates for this group, join the email list or contact Dr. Conason.
Not able to join the 9-week group? Try a workshop. Workshops offer an introduction to The Anti-Diet Plan in the form of a one-time meeting centered around a specific topic such as mindful eating around the holidays or using The Anti-Diet Plan to manage diabetes. Join the email list to be notified of new workshops and groups.