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Alexis Conason Psy.D.
Fasting holidays can be tough for people in eating disorder recovery. Here's how to observe the holidays without compromising your recovery.
"Atypical anorexia" or "higher weight anorexia" is far more common than low-weight anorexia. Yet, people with AAN are less likely to get treatment. Is this weight bias?
We are often told to "love our body," yet this may feel impossible. But what if loving your body had nothing to do with what your body looked like?
This has been a particularly difficult year for single folks. Here are five tips to feel your best on Valentine's Day and beyond.
Instead of focusing on becoming our "best selves" in 2021, let's celebrate the incredible ways we survived 2020.
A new study is one of the first to examine eating disorders in gender-expansive populations. This is an important step in making eating disorder treatment more inclusive.
New research sheds light on bias in research and treatment.
We live in a culture that convinces us we are broken. Self-compassion can help you see the truth more clearly—that you are enough.
When we talk about "diet culture," are we really talking about the patriarchy? If so, why don’t we just say so?
Many are struggling with their relationship with food and body image during quarantine. Here are a few tips to help you through this difficult time.
A popular weight loss app makes big promises. Does it really deliver?
Why is it that, in the middle of such an unprecedented and painful time, we are so concerned with our body size?
In this pandemic, many of us worry we aren't feeling the "right" emotions. But there is a ton of value in allowing yourself to feel whatever arises.
We know that dieting is one of the strongest risk factors for binge eating disorder. So why are researchers recommending a diet as a potential treatment?
It is estimated that up to half of therapists treating eating disorders have a personal history of the illness. Is this something useful to share with patients?
This whole "good vibes only" thing has really gotten me down. What about you?
We worry that if we don't restrict our kids' access to candy, they will gorge on sweets all day. But is this really true? Or is it the restriction that is making us out-of-control?
WW (Weight Watchers) has just released Kurbo, a diet app for kids. As an eating disorder specialist, I find this deeply concerning.
Is body positivity for everyone? Here is what the commercialized #bopo movement may be missing.
Can mindful eating be used for weight loss? Find out why this approach loses the essence of mindful eating.
Is the latest health craze really just a diet in disguise? Why "wellness plans" are really just diets rebranded and how they can lead to a dangerous new eating disorder.
How can we raise body confident kids? Read on for how we can break the body-shame cycle from being passed down to our children.
What if we recognized that we already are our best selves and worked to nurture ourselves through acceptance and compassion?
The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. But it doesn't need to be. Use these simple mindfulness strategies to help you manage.
Group therapy is an effective and affordable form of treatment—so why do so many people shy away from it?
New research suggests that parents talking negatively about their own body impacts a child’s body image and makes them eat less mindfully.
Is 2018 the summer of the body positive beach read?
Could people struggling with binge eating be at increased risk of suicide? A new research study suggests so.
As helping professionals, are we serving the LGBTQ+ community as well as we can? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Mother's day isn't always roses and rainbows. For daughters of narcissistic mothers, it can feel downright torturous.
Alexis Conason, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in New York City and founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, an online program to help people break free from diet-culture and embrace a mindful approach to eating.