Karen R. Koenig

Karen R. Koenig is a cognitive-behavioral therapist and author of three books on eating and weight. A national speaker, she regularly teaches workshops on eating to groups around the country. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Books by this Author

From a therapist and expert in emotional eating, the first book to explore the link between weight gain and women who do too much, complete with proven techniques for dropping pounds.

Many women put too much on their plates, both literally and figuratively. In Nice Girls Finish Fat, psychotherapist Karen R. Koenig explains the link between the two and gives overweight women detailed advice on how to lose their extra baggage—both emotional and physical—by becoming more assertive in every...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. We're all doing the best we can.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. It's all about love--loving and being loved and going gaga over what you do.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Here in Sarasota, FL--paradise!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Because I write about eating, I'd say food and weight.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not getting all the ideas in my head into books before I die.

Author Voices

December 16, 2009

The holiday season can be a doubly whammy time for Nice Girls: you tend to do too much and eat too much. So, what's a Nice Girl to do to stay sane and eat sensibly during this time of year? Here are 10 tips: 1.Monitor your stress level, which means checking in with yourself often. If you're feeling overwhelmed, decide whether you need to take time out or reduce your activity level. Saying no to requests and invitations is a fine way to take care of yourself. And learn to delegate, delegate, delegate. 2.Don't plan on being perfect--a perfect eater, hostess, gift-giver--and you won't be disappointed. It's not your job to make people happy over the... see more

October 26, 2009

I really enjoyed writing NICE GIRLS FINISH FAT and hope you're enjoying/getting something out of reading it. If you'd like support in going from a Nice to a Less-Nice Girl, why not join my Nice Girls message board at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nicegirlsfinishfat. And don't forget to read my weekly blogs at http://www.eatingdisordersblogs.com/healthy. If you liked the book, you can help spread the word by writing a (hopefully 5-star) review of it on Amazon.com. Best, Karen R. Koenig

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