Artful Eating by Karina Melvin


Karina Melvin is a Psychologist, with an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the UCD School of Medicine, an MA in Addiction Studies and almost ten years of formal training within the field of mental health. She loves to work with adults and children experiencing  a wide range of issues, but specialises in helping people who experience struggles with weight loss. Artful Eating privdes the keys to her unique no-diet weight loss program.


Karina is actively engaged in the field of mental health and continues with ongoing study, research and training within the ever changing field. She lectures in Psychotherapy at the UCD School of Medicine in St Vincent’s Hospital and is  a Registered Practitioner member of the association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Ireland ( and a member of Psychological Society of Ireland and theIrish School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. Karina has presented at various conferences both here and in the UK, and has been published within the field of psychoanalysis.


Lasting weight loss is not about what you eat, but why and how you eat.
Karina explains, “My mission is for everyone to know and live the truth: Food is an amazing, pleasurable resource that we can and must enjoy. Artful Eating differs from fad diets, healthy eating plans and exercise crazes, because it provide the skills to achieve your weight loss goal and enjoy a healthy life, full of energy and confidence without dieting.  As a psychologist and psychotherapist, I have come across so many people who are frustrated with their body and their relationship with food. While there is amazing information available communicating the benefits of healthy eating, we are missing the most vital ingredient in the weight loss battle: the mind. We are constantly told how to lose weight, eat less, eat healthily and move more – then, why isn’t that working? The rate of obesity is dramatically increasing, despite the abundance of healthy eating advocates. It’s time to acknowledge that the diet is dead.”


Artful Eating will be Black and White Publishing’s lead title for Spring 2017

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