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Nice Girls Finish Fat, The Book
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Nice Girls Finish Fat—Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever
(Fireside Books/Simon & Schuster, 2009)
Too many women worry about doing everything right, insist on self-perfection, end up being the go-to gal wherever they are, and keep saying yes when they want to say no. If you take care of others with your warm heart and generous nature and take care of yourself by multiple trips to the refrigerator, this book will help you stop putting too much on your plate both literally and figuratively. Learn how to speak your mind, be a good kind of selfish, develop and maintain healthy boundaries, value your imperfection, stop seeking approval from others, let people take care of you, and quit abusing food and your body. Finally, the on-the-page psychotherapy you need to stop overeating and reclaim your life.

Praise for Nice Girls Finish Fat:

"Nice Girls beware! In her new book, Nice Girls Finish Fat, Koenig clearly explains the problems of using food for comfort and taking care of others to the exclusion of taking care of oneself. Clearly written with excellent examples of boundary setting and self care, this important resource for women not only beats the cookie jar any day, but offers serious help for lifestyle change."
-- Karyl McBride, Ph.D., author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers.

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The Rules of Normal Eating
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The Rules of "Normal" Eating - A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between!
(Gürze Books, 2005)
Tired of the diet-binge cycle? Wish you could lose weight without feeling deprived of foods you love? Want to stop obsessing about eating and the scale and improve your relationship with your appetite? Using a proven cognitive-behavioral, skills-based approach, this book will help you get off the overeating-undereating merry-go-round and learn to say "yes" and "no" to food in just the right balance to attain and maintain a comfortable, healthy weight for life. With nuggets of wisdom on every page, it will teach you: the four rules of "normal" eating, how to establish a belief system that supports a positive relationship with food, and how to use your appetite to guide hunger, food choice, satisfaction and fullness.

Praise for The Rules of "Normal" Eating:

I've tried every diet under the sun since I was 12... your philosophy is liberating and one that I would like to subscribe to. I'm now trying to listen to my body's signals, eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full.
-- K.P.

A commonsense yet thought provoking approach to an emotional issue. I appreciate your candor and the professionalism in your approach. -- T.W.

I've read close to 100 self-help books, and this one hit home more than any other. -- S.L.

This book answered ALL my questions in such depth. It was as if the book was written about me. -- K.W.

I am a dietician at an eating disorder clinic. Your book really helped confirm all the things I try to teach my patients. I have already recommended it to a number of co-workers and clients. -- A.C.

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The Food and Feelings Workbook
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The Food and Feelings Workbook - A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
(Gürze Books, 2007)
This easy-to-use, practical workbook will teach you everything you need to know about food and feelings. It describes the purpose and value of feelings (Oh, you ask, they have a purpose?), explains the biological, familial, and cultural links between food and feelings, details the seven emotions that are most likely to drive you to overeat or obsess about food and weight, and provides non-food solutions to effectively handle stress and distress. Through reflective questions and yank-on-your-hip boot exercises, this workbook teaches you what you need to know about feelings in general and about your personal feeling-to-food triggers in particular to end emotional eating.

Praise for The Food and Feelings Workbook:

In this book, the elephant in the room has finally been addressed - the reason simply cutting calories and exercising has not touched our waistlines. If everyone who has struggled with weight issues would work through this book, we would be living in a nation where obesity was retreating rather than accelerating.
-- Lynne Eldridge, MD, Avoiding Cancer One Day at A Time

An invaluable tool for identifying and coping with uncomfortable feelings rather than choosing eating disordered behavior. Useful to all seeking to overcome eating disorders and live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
-- Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, Founder of Eating Disorder Hope, LLC.

This workbook tackles the complex relationship between eating and emotions in a non-intimidating style and will be welcomed by those who have struggled for years with 'expert advice' for their eating-related issues.
-- Audrey Ades, LICSW, Psy.D.

I loved the gentle approach of your wonderful book. It spoke to my heart.  -- R.B.

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Treating Food and Weight Issues
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What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Treating Eating and Weight Issues
(W.W. Norton Professional Books, 2008)
Eating and weight problems can be subtle and fall between the cracks in therapy, especially when other major clinical issues are going on. This book provides the general therapist with information on family, cultural, and biological roots of over- and undereating and on how to identify and treat eating and weight difficulties as they arise: throughout the life cycle, due to medication and medical conditions and in conjunction with other mental health concerns. It offers targeted ways to approach the delicate subject of food and weight along with strategies for effective intervention through group, individual, couples, and family work. In addition, it helps therapists identify how their personal attitudes about fat and thin and their own eating and weight problems may impact treatment.

Praise for What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Treating Eating and Weight Issues:

This book is an invaluable resource for the practitioner who is not a specialist in nutrition, anorexia, or behavioral neuroscience, but needs a better understanding of the food and weight issues so often linked to the life problems and clinical diagnoses they are asked to treat. Written in a lively, accessible style, this terrific book belongs on every clinician's desk!
-- Emily Fox-Kales, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Executive Director, Feeding Ourselves

As an expert in bridging the chasm between the emotional and physical aspects of eating and weight issues, Koenig gives us a comprehensive guide to understanding and addressing these concerns that are interwoven into every aspect of our clients' lives. I love this book and have not seen anything like it out there.
-- Lynne Eldridge, MD, author of Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time

Koenig has successfully created an important resource for both the experienced clinician and the everyday practitioner. I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the seriousness of an individual's struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with food and his or her body. A unique and practical guide, it is an important addition to the field of eating disorders.
-- Beth Mayer, LICSW, CEO of Multi-service Eating Disorders

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