About Judith Matz

Author and therapist Judith Matz is an expert in the topics of eating, dieting, weight and body image. Through her private practice, books and speaking events, Judith has helped thousands of people break the vicious diet/binge cycle and reestablish a healthy relationship with food, their bodies and themselves.

Judith is the co-author of two books on the topics of eating and weigh issues.

The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating and Self-Care was a #1 Amazon bestseller on Kindle.

Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Comprehensive Guide to Treating Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating and Emotional Overeating, received rave reviews from mental health/health professionals and has been referred to as “the new bible” for treating binge/emotional eating.

Judith’s latest book, Amanda’s Big Dream, is one of the first books to help kids develop a positive body image and give parents and other adults a way to discuss this topic in an entertaining and positive way. Her article based on this story, 9 Common Mistakes Parents Make About Their Kids Weight had over 30k shares in a two week period, confirming the need for this important information.

Descriptions of Judith’s work have appeared in the media including the LA Times, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Self, Shape, Today’s Dietitian, Diabetes Self-Management, Psychotherapy Networker, NBC News Chicago with Nesita Kwan, Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live, NPR, and she appears in the documentary America The Beautiful 2.

Judith is a popular speaker at workshops and conferences where she brings her transformational message to both professionals and the general public. Topics include the Power of Attuned and Mindful Eating, 5 Keys to Cultivating a Positive Body Image, Overcoming Binge Eating, and Why The Health At Every Size Framework Matters. She also offers training and consultation to other professionals.

Judith lives in the Chicago area with her husband. She loves to read, meditate, go to yoga and Zumba classes, travel, and spend time with her three adult children when they return to Chicago for a visit.



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