Weigh 2 Eat: Program Details

Emotional Eating, Binge Eating, and Behavioral Weight Management Program

Weight loss is a gradual process. The media promotes lots of quick fixes and fast diets and although these may work in the short term, they generally do not result in long term weight management. Changing life-long behavioral patterns slowly helps ensure that old, unhealthy eating habits do not creep back up.

Behavioral weight control programs typically result in a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week, depending on several factors (e.g., initial body weight, adhering to the lifestyle change). Scientific evidence shows that individuals who lose and maintain weight engage in specific behaviors including keeping a weight journal, healthy and balanced eating, exercising, modifying behaviors, and maintaining contact with a weight loss provider.

Dr. Shapiro has been facilitating behavioral weight control programs since 1999 at various institutions including the University at Albany, State University of New York; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; and Structure House, Inc., Durham, NC. Dr. Shapiro was previously faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and developed and facilitated the ongoing weight control program for several years prior to moving to San Diego. She is known for her expertise in this area and has trained other providers in offering such a program. She continuously updates and improves her program based on the current cutting-edge research.

Weight 2 Eat will teach you about the important behaviors associated with long-term weight control. It focuses on BEHAVIORAL strategies for weight control and HEALTHY NUTRITION. Groups contain 6-12 people and are facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Shapiro.


Meetings: 16 weekly sessions over 4 months. Each session is 1 hour per week. Each week includes a new daily topic related to successful weight control. Daytime and Evening groups available. Find out when the next enrollment begins.


    Insurance typically covers most of the program. Discounted self-pay rate offered to those without insurance. Contact Dr. Shapiro to learn more about your insurance benefits and find out if insurance will cover this program for you.

Topics include:

  • Balanced and Healthy Diet
  • Lifestyle Activity and Exercise
  • Mood and Food
  • Emotional Eating
  • Binge Eating
  • Restaurant Eating
  • Meal Planning
  • Managing Cravings
  • Mindful Eating
  • Triggers and Cues to Eating
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Weight Maintenance for Long Term Success …..and more

Check with your physician before starting any weight control program.
Contact Dr. Shapiro to learn more about the group and to enroll.

We offer various groups for eating disorders.  Check them out….

Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa Group

Adolescent Group: Food, Fun, Freedom