Beyond a Shadow of a Diet – First Read/MUST Read

Beyond a Shadow of a Diet – First Read/MUST Read

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A Message From the Authors:

We believe that too many people are suffering from BED as well as the shame of diet and weight loss failure.  We want to get our book in the hands of as many people as possible because we are confident that our comprehensive and compassionate approach offers the most effective and positive path to helping people transform their relationship with food, their bodies and themselves.  This book will teach you what you need to know about the cultural, social, psychological and ethical issues that affect all of us when it comes to eating and weight issues.

Order our book and see for yourself what everyone is talking about!

All our best,

Judith and Ellen

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Beyond a Shadow of a Diet:

The Comprehensive Guide To Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating (2nd Edition)

BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DIET - MATZ Updates in the 2nd edition include:  Binge Eating Disorder versus Obesity/New Case Studies/Latest Research on Dieting, Weight and Health, including the Health At Every Size® framework/The Neuroscience of Mindfulness/Weight Stigma/Ethics/And much more!day!)

ADVANCE PRAISE

Beautifully written!  This compassionate edition offers both professionals and the public a powerful avenue toward healing.

Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, authors of Intuitive Eating


Binge Eating Disorder is finally recognized as a separate and distinct eating disorder and now we have the most current “go-to “resource for clinicians…This new editionpresents a full menu of information and interventions – all the ingredients for a new, improved, and, at-last, effective treatment approach so that we can all literally get “beyond a shadow of a diet.”

-Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS, author of Treatment of Eating Disorders and The Body Myth


In a culture where dysfunctional relationships with food, exercise, body size, and body image are the norm, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet is a beacon of light guiding the clinician to curiosity about his/her own beliefs around body sizes, weight, and health.  Matz and Frankel have taken the strong foundation of their first edition and built upon what should be required reading for any therapist or healthcare provider.

-Chevese Turner, Founder, President & CEO, Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)


Much like a wonderful dining experience, Beyond a Shadow of a Diet leaves one feeling fully satisfied and wholly content. Each of the three courses (that is, sections!) is served up beautifully, moving from The Problem, to The Treatment, to what everyone is expectantly waiting for- The Solution. The scope of the book is epic, yet its language is clear, detailed and easy to swallow, despite the breadth and depth of the topics covered.  It’s all here – research, statistics, history, philosophy, wellness, ethics, culture, bodies and brains. This is a book that details “what’s wrong” without resorting to bias, blame or catastrophizing – and goes on to exquisitely present how to make things “right”. This one gets a 5 star rating.

-Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, Vice President, Professional Development, The Renfrew Center Foundation


What an incredible resource for clinicians working in the field of eating disorders! How refreshing to read such accurate and helpful information from professionals who not only truly understand the Health At Every Size model, but offer such skillful application for treatment interventions.  I have already recommended BASOAD to those I supervise and will continue to do so over and again with peers, colleagues and skeptics. To include points of discussion for clinicians to evaluate their own bias in the areas of weight bias, body image and dieting is pure genius and essential for being effective in this field. Thank you and bravo to Ellen and Judith for masterfully crafting such a valuable resource; this is the newest staple on my bookshelf.”

-Juliet Zuercher RD, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, Faculty Member


Our culture’s obsession with thinness has blinded us to the truth, and it is the truth that Matz and Frankel give us in their informative and important updated book.  Beyond A Shadow of A Diet not only separates fact from fiction but helps anyone suffering with a weight issue – as well as professionals who seek to help them – gain the knowledge and strategy necessary to let go of weight stigma and the diet mentality and, instead, embrace true health. This book is a mandatory read and a dream come true for anyone interested in the broad issue of weight and health. The authors have done the necessary and comprehensive research it takes to find the gems we all need to know and will benefit from.

-Carolyn Costin, Founder and Executive Clinical Director, Monte Nido and Affiliates


Phenomenal! This riveting, state of the art book should be mandatory for all therapists and other health professionals.

-Linda Bacon, PhD, author of Health At Every Size

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