Freedom from Emotional Eating, Food & Weight Obsession


Ellen Shuman’s Presentations About Emotional and Binge Eating


Ellen Shuman founded the Acoria Eating Disorders Treatment program in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1993 and has been an Emotional and Binge Eating Recovery Coach since 1997. She speaks openly about her own recovery from a Binge Eating Disorder.

Ms. Shuman is an author and researcher, a founding board member and Past President of BEDA; the Binge Eating Disorder Association, and she started the Health at Every Size SIG inside the International Academy for Eating Disorders. She has also been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

She won a Peabody Award for her reporting on issues related to health and family, an Emmy for her Documentary, “The Consuming Secret”, and a Clarion Award from Women in Communcations, Inc., for her series of reports on Binge Eating Disorder, “Why You Can’t Stop Eating”.

The following is a list of presentations she offers on emotional and binge eating disorders.

Please click on each to find out more information. Contact Ellen Shuman to discuss booking a presentation (speaker’s fee varies based on length of presentation and size of audience),, 513-321-4242.


When Is It A Binge Eating Disorder?

Presenter: Ellen Shuman

Presenter Ellen ShumanThis is an important program for parents, individuals or health care providers who want to learn more about…

  • Risk Factors
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Emotional Eating Patterns
  • Treatment of the Whole Range of Problems
  • Associated with Emotional Eating and/or Food Restriction

This presentation will cover issues associated with obsessive dieting, emotional overeating, binge eating, bulimia and anorexia.


A WEIGH OUT…An End To Diets and Out-of Control Eating

Presenter: Ellen Shuman

Presenter Ellen ShumanEveryone knows Diets Don’t Work! Finally, someone explains why diets are destined to fail.

This presentation focuses on understanding and breaking the self-defeating cycle of diets and out-of-control eating. Participants will learn about “Energy Imbalances” vs. “Emotional Eating” and will determine if either is at the route of their body dissatisfaction. They’ll also learn about the latest research into the connections between food, mood and brain chemistry. And we’ll explore how these connections play a role in chronic overeating.

We know diets don’t work!Now it’s time to learn what to do instead.


Body Image/Self-Image: Why The Scale Dictates Our Mood

Presenter: Ellen Shuman

Presenter Ellen ShumanDoes what you weigh impact how you feel about your self all day long?

Do you dislike parts of your body? When you are invited to do something with others, do you ever find yourself thinking about your size… or the size of the people with whom you’ll be socializing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are certainly in good company. In 1995, a study found that when women spent just 3 minutes looking at models in a fashion magazine, 70% reported feeling depressed, guilty and shamed.

This presentation explores the interwoven and overlapping development of Body Image and Self Image… and offers positive interventions to women who are tired of letting a negative body image effect every single aspect of their life!