Think about food ALL the time?
Spend your life on and off diet plans?
Try to manage your eating, but feel like you are spiraling out of control?
Worry about passing your food issues down to your children?
Struggle with emotional eating?
Feel shame when it comes to your body and food?
We are often not present in our lives. We fail to notice what our bodies are telling us and we eat on “automatic pilot.”
We eat in response to external cues rather than internal ones. Then we attack ourselves with toxic self-criticism.
The Anti-Diet Plan works differently! Instead of attempting to override your body’s natural physiology through willpower and dieting, The Anti-Diet Plan will help you work with your body’s natural physiology without struggle.
Food doesn't need to hold so much power over you. The Anti-Diet Plan can help you reclaim your power.
With The Anti-Diet Plan, you will learn how to step out from the conflict within yourself, to declare peace in this war against your own body. You will learn to listen to the wisdom that your body is sending, and discover true joy in eating experiences.
If you want to stop dieting and start living your life fully, this program is for YOU!
Hi, I’m Dr. Alexis Conason, clinical psychologist and the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan. Are you ready to radically change your relationship with food? If so, you are in the right place.
I’ve worked with hundreds of women (and quite a few men too!) to help them escape the diet-overeat-self-hatred cycle and develop a healthier, nurturing, and peaceful relationship with food and their body. I hope I can guide you on this journey as well.
We are in the midst of an epidemic of body hatred. Over 90% of women and 50% of men feel dissatisfied with their body. 45 million people go on a diet each year and the average dieter does 4-5 diets per year. So, if you find yourself on and off diet-plans, always thinking that this next one will be the one to work, or that you just need to muster up the proper motivation, willpower, or discipline, know that you are not alone. These plans are designed to fail. If they worked, we wouldn’t need to go on some many of them.
Just like you, I used to be a chronic dieter. For nearly 2 decades, I spun my wheels trying to obtain a thinner body that I believed would bring me a better life. In fact, I was so immersed in the belief that thinner is better that I embarked on a career in psychology with the goal of curing others of their fatness. After obtaining my doctorate in clinical psychology, I completed post-doctoral training at the New York Obesity Research Center, in affiliation with Columbia University.
It was during my time as an obesity researcher that I learned an important lesson: we have no freaking clue how to help people lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off long term.
Despite the fact that research shows that the most likely outcome of dieting is long term weight gain, most experts still recommend that people “eat less and exercise more,” even though the scientific data shows that this approach simply doesn’t work. In fact, not only is this approach ineffective, it is also dangerous. Dieting has been linked with increased risk of eating disorders and disordered eating, weight stigma, weight cycling, metabolic disease, and a whole host of other physical and emotional ailments.
And that’s why I created The Anti-Diet Plan. To share with you what the weight-loss industry doesn’t want you to know: that we don’t need any products, pills, or potions to live our best lives. That our bodies hold the wisdom to guide us towards improved health, peace, and a life infused with pleasure. All we need to do is get out of our own way.
In 2010, I discovered mindful eating and said buh-bye to dieting once and for all. When I dropped the weight of diet-culture, I gained a newfound sense of peace, freedom, and wellbeing. Since that time, I’ve helped countless clients free themselves from dieting and improve their sense of self-worth, self-compassion, and discover a deep and authentic sense of wellness.
I’ve spent the last 8 years evolving my own mindful eating program, integrating the latest research on what works and what doesn’t, changing my program based on feedback from the hundreds of students who have graduated from my in-person program, and utilizing techniques from diverse fields of psychology proven to be effective in treating patterns of disordered eating including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), compassion focused interventions, and mindfulness meditation. My program is entirely from a weight-inclusive perspective, meaning that the focus is on improving wellbeing for each individual across the weight spectrum while honoring the natural diversity of body sizes.
There is a reason that Health Magazine called The Anti-Diet Plan “the one thing that finally helped me stop overeating after decades of yo-yo dieting.”
If you are tired of doing diet plan after diet plan and feeling more and more out of control with food, The Anti-Diet Plan may be your one-way ticket out of this diet-culture nightmare.
This is an online group program that offers you:
The Anti-Diet Plan is one of the few programs out there where you receive expert guidance from a clinical psychologist, an expert in understanding thoughts and behaviors.
After all it is our thoughts and behaviors that take the lead when it come to our relationship with food.
Dr. Conason will help you tap into your "internal GPS" and learn a radically different way of relating to food, your body and yourself.
The Anti-Diet Plan will help you heal work towards food freedom, and discover ways to bring meaning back into your life along with body acceptance. When you achieve this, you will find your life filled with more pleasure, joy and satisfaction.
The LIVE support time is a CRITICAL factor in the healing process, for most people it is the make or break in their success when trying to stop dieting.
The best part of a program like this is the opportunity to work with a Licensed Psychologist like Dr. Alexis Conason at a fraction of the one-one counseling fees.
Who is the Creator of The Anti-Diet Plan?
Dr. Alexis Conason, is a licensed psychologist, and the creator of The Anti-Diet Plan, a program to help people break-free from diet-culture and embrace a mindful, peaceful, and compassionate approach to eating.
She specializes in the treatment of overeating disorders, body image, and psychological issues related to bariatric surgery. She also treats people struggling with sexual functioning, depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, relationship issues, and other psychological issues.
Dr. Conason received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Long Island University, C.W. Post. She completed post-doctoral training at the New York Obesity Research Center (NYORC), in affiliation with Columbia University. While at the NYORC, she worked closely with the Center for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, where she led their support groups and consulted as a member of the treatment team. She went on to complete further post-doctoral training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Karen Horney Clinic, in affiliation with the American Institute of Psychoanalysis and in eating disorders at The William Alanson White Institute, earning a certificate in Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions.
Dr. Conason serves as the Research Chair for the board of the International Association of Eating Disorders New York Chapter (iaedpny). She also serves as a peer reviewer for numerous scientific journals, including Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Obesity Surgery, and Frontiers in Eating Behavior.
Her research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Surgery.
She is the author of a book chapter titled: "The Influence of dieting (hedonic deprivation) on food intake, how it can promote hedonic overeating, and mindful eating interventions" in Hedonic Overeating, edited by N Avena and published in 2015 by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Conason is a frequent contributer to Psychology Today and writes the Eating Mindfully column for their website. She has been featured as an expert in other publications including Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle magazine, The New York Post, The Washington Post, the Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch, and CBS News.
Dr. Conason helps her clients develop a more peaceful relationship with food and their body by using techniques from mindful eating, enabling them to say farewell to dieting once and for all. Her program, The Anti-Diet Plan, is a way that people located anywhere can access help to stop dieting and dramatically change your relationship with food, your body, and yourself.
Register for The Anti-Diet Plan and be part of a group of Anti-Diet Warriors who are also seeking to escape diet culture and find peace with your food and body.
BONUS! Your program tuition helps others HEAL too!
Dr. Conason believes that treatment should be accessible for ALL people struggling with patterns of disordered eating and eating disorders. To support this goal, 10% of the proceeds from The Anti-Diet Plan online program are donated to Project Heal.
Project HEAL provides access to healing for all people with eating disorders. Their mission is to make treatment more accessible by funding ED treatment for people struggling with eating disorders, including binge-eating disorder, who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment.
Lesson 1: What is mindful eating?
Lesson 2: The mindfulness in mindful eating
Lesson 3: Developing a meditation practice
Lesson 4: The mindful pause
Lesson 1: Why diets don't work
Lesson 2: What is diet-culture and how can we free ourselves from pervasive cultural norms?
Lesson 3: Non-restrictive eating
Lesson 1: Understanding hunger and fullness
Lesson 2: How to identify physiological hunger
Lesson 3: How to identify fullness
Lesson 1: Finding pleasure in food
Lesson 2: What do I eat? Making mindful choices
Lesson 1: Acceptance: it doesn't mean you have to like it
Lesson 2: Fostering self-acceptance
Lesson 3: Learning to trust our bodies
Lesson 1: What is emotional eating and why can it be problematic?
Lesson 2: The Anti-Diet Plan's not-yet-patented 3-step strategy to overcoming emotional eating
Lesson 3: Coping with uncomfortable feelings
Lesson 4: Self-care, pleasure, and living a life full of meaning
This special offer expires Monday. October 22, 2018
Disclaimer: This program is not intended to be a treatment for eating disorders or any other type of psychiatric disorder. Participation in this program does not constitute a treatment relationship with Alexis Conason, Psy.D. If you think that you may be struggling with an eating disorder, please contact your doctor or the National Eating Disorder Association at 1-800-931-2237.