‘The Binge Eating Diaries’

The Binge Eating Diaries: I Am More Than What I Eat 

By Jacki Monaco

I forgot how to swim. Tidal waves of never-ending, all-consuming thoughts knocked me down. There was no calm in my ocean – just an overflow of terror, shame, and guilt. I couldn’t carry the weight of my fear or the weight of my body. No matter how hard I tried to float… I kept on sinking. I ran out of breath. […] Read more »

I Am More Than What I Eat

The Binge Eating Diaries: Dear Food Police

By Jacki Monaco

This blog is dedicated to all of the self-proclaimed members of the Food Police out there. It’s your turn to listen because I’ve had about enough of your false arrests! I’m eating a meal. I’m enjoying the flavors, the textures, the smells, and the company. I’m eating exactly what I’m in the mood for: mindfully and happily. I am content. […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Springing Forward to Overcome Fitness Setbacks

By Jacki Monaco

AHHH! I’m frustrated! Let me start at the beginning… When Fitness Becomes Boring Over the past couple of months, my movement routine had become a snooze fest. I wasn’t enthusiastic or excited. I was BORED. And to be perfectly honest, I could feel myself getting lazy. I was at that point where I was going to the gym just to say […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: What is Normal Eating?

By Jacki Monaco

My Journey to Healthy Eating I’m allergic to peanuts. I can’t stand the texture of mushrooms. I have equal parts salty and sweet teeth. I think raisins and onions are the perfect combination in a salad. I could eat raw cashews for days. I give kale, apples, and cake 5 stars each. For most of my life, my rapport with […] Read more »

My Journey to Healthy Eating

The Binge Eating Diaries: Before There Were Calories

By Jacki Monaco

As a child, calories didn’t exist. Food was exactly what it was supposed to be – delicious and nutritious. As a child, eating was fun. It was an activity. Treats were treats. My mom tricked me into thinking that apples and watermelon were candy. And my taste buds believed the lie… with pleasure. As a child, as long as my […] Read more »

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