My primary objective has been to help people find healthy solutions to their eating issues. I know that as they find these solutions, they benefit greatly—and not only on the scale. I assume that weight solutions differ from person to person, but the goal remains the same: to find ways of eating that support health and peace of mind. Toward this end, I call on a broad range of skills and knowledge, using cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and insight-oriented pathways as befits each person’s need.
Finally, I have great empathy for people’s struggles and pain in this area. I myself love food and cooking and eating. At the same time, I’ve long been concerned with appearance and health. What to do in a world where it’s so easy to overdo on stuff that’s not good for you? It’s an important question. And the answers to it involve our psychology, our biology, our families, our personalities, and even our social climate and politics. I feel fortunate to play some part in helping people reach better solutions.