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About Karen R. Koenig, Author

Karen R. Koenig, AuthorKaren R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., is a therapist, educator, eating coach, national speaker, international author, and expert on the psychology of eating—the how and why, not the what of it—with 30-plus years of experience teaching chronic dieters and overeaters the skills that "normal" eaters use naturally to maintain a comfortable, healthy weight for life without dieting. 

She's the author of four books - The Rules of "Normal" Eating - A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between, The Food and Feelings Workbook - A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health, What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Treating Eating and Weight Issues, and Nice Girls Finish Fat - Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever.

Her articles have appeared in Social Work Focus, Social Work Today, Eating Disorders Today, The Newsletter for the Society for Family Therapy and Research, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Attitudes Magazine, and Positive Change and she has been quoted in Body and Soul, Women's Health, In Touch, Self and OK magazines. A founding member of the Greater Boston Collaborative for Body Image and Eating Disorders, she served on the Professional Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association.  She writes a weekly blog and moderates a popular food and feelings message board.

For three decades, Ms. Koenig has been teaching eating workshops and has lectured at Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, the National Association of Social Work, the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, the National Organization for Women, the Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association, the University of South Florida Department of Social Work, and the Florida Writers Association. Media interviews include FOX, WHDH, and SNN, The Wall Street Journal, Shape, Self, Ladies Home Journal, and the radio shows of Mona Miller, Michael Dresser, Diane Jones, Jon Duval, Cliff Roles, Judi Gallagher, and Rick Anthony. 

A graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work, Ms. Koenig practices and teaches in Sarasota, Florida. Learn more about her at and at Facebook.