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The Binge Eater’s Brain: When Health Problems Affect Your Diet

By Jacki Monaco on 08/08/2013

Since coming to Green Mountain two years ago, I have given myself permission to eat. A taste of anything and everything here and there, beautifully wrapped in “normal” portions and topped off with zero guilt. But now my binge eater’s brain is being challenged once again. For the past couple of months my stomach has not been working properly. Let’s […] Read more »

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Acknowledging the Legitimacy of Binge Eating Disorder

By Jacki Monaco on 07/05/2013

I Bullied Myself Because Binge Eating Disorder Wasn’t ‘Real’ Maybe one reason I have self-bullied for so long is that I grew to believe what the rest of the world was saying…or not saying. Until this month, Binge Eating Disorder was a secret – free of a definition, uncategorized, and ignored. Until this month, I was diagnosed with at eating disorder that wasn’t […] Read more »

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Self-Bullying Isn’t Just About Us

By Jacki Monaco on 05/09/2013

Self-Bullying, on the surface, is about a person hurting just themselves. Or is it? What I sometimes fail to recognize when I’m in a self-bullying battle is that I’m not the only person that I hurt. When I talk down to myself, neglect my desires and needs, and push my self-esteem down with all of my might, the people closest to […] Read more »

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An Introduction to Self-Bullying

By Jacki Monaco on 04/11/2013

For the longest time I thought that most people treated themselves the way that I used to, and unfortunately sometimes still do treat myself. I was confused between “being hard on myself” in order to better the concept of “me” and bullying myself. When I think of the word “bully” I think of a playground, middle school, wedgies, practical jokes, […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Are You Feeding The Body or Mind?

By Jacki Monaco on 03/07/2013

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of repairing her relationships with food, her body and herself. For the last few weeks I’ve been toying with an idea that has seemed out of reach for me the last twenty-four […] Read more »

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