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Six Reasons Dieting Fails for the Food Addict

Before I released excess weight for good and became known as a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS),  I spent nearly three decades at various arms of diet centers such as Weight Watchers, Ediets, Twelve Step programs, mostly as the recipient of diets initially and worked as a clinical psychotherapist/addiction psychologist certified as an eating disorder specialist later. […]

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The Secrets of Breaking Your Food Addiction

Out of Control with Food… Have you ever eaten an entire sleeve of cookies when you intended to eat just one? Did you promise yourself tomorrow you would eat only whole natural foods only to eat an entire deep dish pizza? Did you diet your way to a smaller you only to regain the lost […]

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Does Aversion Therapy Really Work?

Did you know if you simultaneously get the flu while eating your favorite food you might develop an aversion to it? Imagine you sit down to a ginormous bowl of chocolate ice cream richly slathered in caramel with a sprinkle of crushed nuts and brownie chunks in a zombie-like trance while inhaling the entire bowl…and […]

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Can Hypnosis Change Me?

Change Thoughts and Behavior Through Self-Hypnosis… Over the years I’ve found utilizing hypnosis an invaluable tool in treatment with eating disorders, addictions, stress disorders, not to  mention self esteem, motivation and even phobias. The best combination from my experience is coupling psychotherapy with hypnotherapy…which I find takes the patient to quicker long-lasting results. In fact, the ultimate, […]

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Eat Your Way to a Binge-Free Life

  Eat  your way to a binge-free life Yesterday one of of my teen patients (will call her Marie) emailed hysterical because she couldn’t stop eating: “Dr. Lisa I’m scared, I can not stop eating? Help! What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I stop? I came home and wanted to make everyone something healthy so I […]

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