Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed.

  • Expert on the Psychology of Eating
  • Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems
  • Sarasota, Florida   
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Contact me for: help in overcoming overeating or emotional eating, finding and sustaining a comfortable body weight without dieting or deprivation, and making your relationship with food the best it can be

Based in Sarasota, Florida, Karen is a worldwide eating coach, blogger, educator, and psychotherapist specializing in overcoming overeating and emotional eating. She teaches the non-diet/non-deprivation approach to finding a comfortable, sustainable weight for your body. Karen is an expert on the psychology of eating - the why and how, not the what of it - with 30+ years of experience treating overeaters and emotional eaters. Karen has written six books about eating and weight, the most recent, "Outsmarting Overeating," published by New World Library. She is also the author of "Starting Monday," "The Rules of 'Normal' Eating," "The Food and Feelings Workbook," "What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Treating Food and Weight Issues," and "Nice Girls Finish Fat." She blogs at www.eatingdisordersblogs.com and runs local workshops on how to develop a better relationship with food. Karen has also created a free Facebook app called APPetite that allows users to establish a long-term healthy relationship with food. Visit https://apps.facebook.com/app-etite/ to start using APPetite today!

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Expert Articles by Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed.


Advice for the busy mom on healthy eating and losing weight
Help your partner lose weight without harming your relationship

Weight Loss Clinics

Join a weight loss support group to help you lose weight

Eating Disorders

How to end emotional eating once and for all
Emotional balance may be the best remedy for eating problems

Exercise and Weight Loss

Stay on track with healthy food and fitness during the holidays

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