The Anchor Program

A proven medically-supervised program to treat compulsive overeating, emotional eating, food addiction and binge eating disorder with an internationally renowned expert in working with people with food and body image issues.

The Anchor Program is a 12 week online non-diet approach to changing your lifestyle, reducing emotional eating and binge eating. It is a unique whole-person approach to restoring your joy in eating.

Here’s your chance to:

  • Make peace with food and with your body.
  • Stop emotional eating and conquer cravings.
  • Stop using food to deal with your feelings.
  • Get off the diet treadmill once and for all.


Work with Dr. Ross, a Specialist in treating

compulsive overeating, emotional eating, food addiction and binge eating

Dr. Ross has developed a unique online program that you can access from the comfort of your home that offers online lessons along with group and individual classes that are held online. These classes are run by Dr. Ross and her team of experts including therapists, dieticians and exercise specialists.

If you have questions regarding the Anchor Program or treatment of compulsive overeating, emotional eating, food addiction and binge eating you can:


Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is an author, speaker, expert in using Integrative Medicine for the treatment of food and body image issues and addictions. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and also in Addiction Medicine and is a graduate of Dr. Andrew Weil’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She is the author of three books; the latest is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook. Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, an online coaching program for food and body image issues. Dr. Ross’ belief that food and body image issues are a wake-up call to change not only on the physiological and behavioral levels but also on the mental and spiritual levels is a compelling thread that runs through all of her work.


Success Stories

The Anchor Program System has been successful with hundreds of people. Here’s what they say:

“The Anchor program has changed my life. For once, there is a program that gets to the heart of helping you understand why you’re struggling and teaches you how to change your patterns you’ve spent a lifetime establishing. Previous diets feel superficial and I now see why they failed. The Anchor program helped me recognize my true self and for the first time in decades, i’m no longer ashamed of who I am.”
– CS, Denver

“I’ve never felt better while still losing weight. I feel like my issues with food are really being dealt with.” – MR, Virginia

“I love the holistic approach of the program. I am learning skills to deal with stress and not turning to food as much.” – FC, Denver

“My struggle has always been to try to gain control of my eating without it relapsing into binge/purging habits.  Something about this feels both forgiving and empowering, and for the first time EVER, it feels like my body “gets it”.  I owe you more gratitude than I express. – Denver participant

“Dr. Ross’s Program was so much more than I expected. It was gently revealing of the emotions behind the eating behaviors and gives tools to help overcome them. It is simple but not easy if you really commit to do the work. It can be scary at times to face long forgotten feelings. It is so worth it to become a whole person not controlled by weight and food.”  – Denver participant

“Dr. Ross brings out the big guns targeting emotional blind spots with laser like insights- if you are ready to dig in fast she’s who you want to work with.  Dr. Ross has a gift for leading guided meditations & simple food guidelines that you just can’t poke a hole in (though you’ll likely try with all of your might!).  Less than a year later I’ve never felt so confident that I’m finally onto the lifetime solution, a true end to dieting & the weight is starting to come off for the first time in my life without contrived alterations in my food choices.”  – Denver participant

The Anchor Program did for me, in ten weeks, what commercial and alternative diets haven’t been able to in the 30 years I have been trying to resolve my issues with binge eating, compulsive overeating, and body image. KC, New York

Mine would be: The anchor program has changed my life in a huge way. I have had a mindset change when it comes to food, instead of having it on my mind all the time I am feeling more and more like I have control of my eating. I am feeling satisfied at meals and have had more energy to put into the more important things in life. I’d highly recommend it to anyone struggling with eating issues!  KW, Canada

I have tried nearly every diet and spent thousands of dollars over more than 2 decades without any sustainable results, growing more and more discouraged at my inability to manage my weight.  The Anchor Program includes a stellar team led by a medical doctor, Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, in addition to registered dieticians and a licensed therapist.  This team is phenomenal in their work, and Dr. Ross is truly gifted in her knowledge and expertise in treating food and body image issues. If you are looking for a quick fix (that will not last), this isn’t the program for you.  However, if you are willing to dive deep and experience true freedom and healing, this program may be the answer to all you have been seeking.  It absolutely has been for me – I wish I had found it sooner!  HA, Kansas

I signed up for the Anchor Program because I was looking for help in better understanding why I was a compulsive overeater. I saw this insight as a doorway to a life where food did not have a starring role and I was not always looking for the next diet to save me. The Anchor Program showed me that I am not a skinny person living inside a fat body, it is simply my body which is perfectly fine. I found out I don’t need to soothe myself with food, that there are many ways to care for myself, and most importantly, I discovered new ways to deal with the emotional trauma I experienced in the past and the everyday upsets that occur throughout our lives. The Anchor Program really did change my life for the better.

The courage that it took for me to attend the Anchor Program was returned 20 fold with how much I learned and grew from the work that I did in the program. Long held beliefs and painful memories were examined with a fresh eye, new skills, and support from the group members, and most importantly with the guidance and knowledge from Dr. Ross. I felt safe discussing things that I have never spoken about with anyone, and my life is fuller and better because of it. The Anchor Program helped me learn to live without constantly shaming myself. I am very grateful to Dr. Ross. -New Jersey participant

I truly enjoyed the Anchor Program. I was so excited to get started because I knew I would have an opportunity to work on something I have been battling my entire life. I was glad Dr. Ross didn’t offer me another diet plan or exercise program. What was given to me were a pocket full of tools that truly are transforming the way I feel and think about food. I enjoyed the group of ladies I met and interacted with throughout the program. I loved our open dialogue and the encouragement we offered one another. The dieticians we’re so sincere and educated and offered real life guidance on what would give me optimal health. I am so blessed to have been in this program and can use these tools for the rest of my life. -Pennsylvania participant