Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Saying Goodbye to an Eating Problem

by Louise Parente, PhD, LCSW, CEDS (plus supervisor and fellow)

How to change your relationship with food.

Managing a dysfunctional relationship with food can be challenging.  Thankfully even when food and disordered eating have become the connection to self, it is possible to transform a conflict-ridden relationship with food to a more balanced, optimistic and loving one.  A change in one’s eating presents an emotional loss, sometimes manifested in feelings of emptiness.  If this loss is not grieved, mourned and accepted, the old negative eating patterns and weight often resurface. Through a 6 step process of the problem, the associated emotions that include shame, anger, fear, and anxiety; the inner-voices that regularly speak to us; and the subsequent belief and acceptance that follows will help one to attain and maintain a healthy relationship with food.

Bio:  Louise Parente is a certified eating disorder specialist, psychotherapist, supervisor, educator and coach.  She has presented at a variety of symposiums, conferences and hospitals; has worked as an adjunct professor and New York University, School of Social Work and the recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

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