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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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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‘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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8 Signs Of A High-Functioning Eating Disorder

Ultimately, you can’t tell if someone has an eating disorder solely by looking at what they look like. Just because someone is thin or heavy doesn’t mean that they do or don’t have an eating disorder or otherwise deal with disordered eating, Dr. Alexis Conason, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and eating disorder expert, tells Romper. […]

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