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Why Giving Up On Emotional Eating Will Not Help You Lose Weight

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?

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Why we can’t look away from before-and-after pictures

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

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New York Post|Health

How to stress less this Thanksgiving

We miss our departed loved ones every day, but holidays often come with extra servings of sadness. The most effective way to cope? Allow space for that grief, says Midtown East psychologist Alexis Conason. Read Article Here

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abc News

How to eat mindfully this Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is a holiday with so much emotion around food attached,” said Dr. Alexis Conason, a clinical psychologist and the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan. “It’s like there is this expectation to overeat on this day.” Read Article Here

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Vital Proteins

No, Mindful Eating Does Not Mean Eating in Silence

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”

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How This Blogger Came to Realize That Body Positivity Isn’t Always About the Way You Look

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

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Where the Body-Positivity Movement Stands and Where It Needs to Go

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

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‘Fat talk’ is stopping kids from being able to eat mindfully

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,

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