Are you someone who indulges in emotional eating? But now, you are looking to stop it, because you feel it will help you lose weight? Heal your relationship with food! And lose weight too! These are the claims that many programs focused on treating emotional eating make. And it’s easy to understand why. It’s enticing, right?
Some professionals are convinced that progress pictures and before-and-after photos are not a positive thing. Alexis Conason is a clinical psychologist in New York City who specializes in overeating disorders, body image, and psychological issues related to bariatric surgery and who offers a program called the Anti-Diet Plan. Read Article Here
According to Dr. Alexis Conason, a clinical psychologist in New York who specializes in body image issues, research shows that people who compare themselves to others on social media tend to register influencers as peers, even if they have never met them in person. Read Article Here
When we think of mindful eating, most of us imagine someone eating dinner in silence, carefully chewing every spoonful while paying extra-close attention to the meal in front of them. But Dr. Alexis Conason, an N.Y.C.-based clinical psychologist and founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, tells Lively we shouldn’t feel pressured to live up to this dream notion of “mindful eating”
But as with every big movement, there’s still work to be done. “We’ve gotten to a point where body positivity is okay for some people—mostly people who are pretty close to the traditional beauty ideal—to embrace their ‘imperfections’ but still not okay for people who are further from this ideal,” Alexis Conason, Psy.D., psychologist and founder of the Anti-Diet
It feels like it’s only okay for some people to be body positive. Relatedly, people have become selective about who body positivity can apply to—and not in the originally intended way. “We’ve gotten to a point where body positivity is okay for some people—mostly people who are pretty close to the traditional beauty ideal—to embrace
According to clinical psychologist Alexis Conason, ‘this study adds to a growing body of research supporting the harmful effects of negative body talk in the family environment, and shows us that even indirect negative body talk (i.e., conversations between parents not directed at the child) can lead to less mindful eating, more disordered eating, less body appreciation,