Live chat: Dr. Monica O’Neal on how to build healthy eating habits

As New Year’s resolution enthusiasm wears off, are your healthy eating goals and strategies effectively sticking around? If you’ve tried multiple strategies and can’t figure out how to make a healthy eating plan stick, it may be time to examine your mental relationship with food.

Boston-based clinical psychologist Dr. Monica O’Neal will answer readers’ questions on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. She’ll talk about effective goal-setting and understanding emotional relationships with food.

Do you turn to food when you’re stressed? Do you binge-eat when you’re upset? Learn how to build strategies to identify and combat these triggers with O’Neal, who has worked with people of all ages around these issues.


Please note that Dr. O’Neal will provide general advice about healthy eating habits and the relationship with food during this chat. You should contact your own doctor for specific advice relating to your personal health. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, you should contact 911 or a therapist immediately.

Dr. O’Neal is a Harvard-trained, licensed clinical psychologist with a diverse clinical background. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients, accumulating more than 13 years of direct clinical experience. She currently maintains a private practice in the Back Bay in Boston where she specializes in treating adults with anxiety, depression, body image disorders, trauma, and relationship challenges, to name a few. A member of Harvard Medical School’s clinical faculty, Dr. O’Neal previously served four years as a staff psychologist with Harvard University’s Health Services.

Learn more about Dr. O’Neal from her website, or connect with her on Twitter @DrMonicaONeal.


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