‘The Binge Eating Diaries’

The Binge Eating Diaries: Move From Body Hatred to Body Neutrality

By Jacki Monaco

“Excuse me… but that’s impossible.” That was my reaction when the experts at Green Mountain first tried to introduce me to the concept of Body Neutrality℠ – the uncomfortable, unfamiliar grey space between loving your body and hating it. The Neutral Space Between Body Hate and Body Love Four years ago I was a strict, pattern-following, number-obsessed, stay-inside-the-lines, all-or-nothing thinker. […] Read more »

Move From Body Hatred To Body Neutrality

The Binge Eating Diaries: Writing This Letter to Food Changed Everything

By Jacki Monaco

Here goes nothin’. The original version of what I’m about to share with you was written quickly with shaky, anxious penmanship four years ago. As I open the envelope, I can smell hints of fear, anger, sadness, and hope – the same emotions I felt while writing the most intimate, honest, and important correspondence of my life. I remember how […] Read more »

Writing This Letter to Food Changed Everything

The Binge Eating Diaries: 3 Steps to Healthy Eating on Vacation

By Jacki Monaco

There are dozens of flavors of vacations to choose from – the romantic getaway, the couple’s retreat, the group escape, and the solo adventure… to name just a few. And they’re all… delicious. We circle the LIFT OFF day on our calendars with a big fat red pen (or sophisticatedly log the date into our fancy phones). We desperately look […] Read more »

3 Steps to Healthy Eating on Vacation FB

The Binge Eating Diaries: Don’t Let Your Swimsuit Sabotage Your Summer

By Jacki Monaco

“OMG! Yay! It’s bathing suit season! I can’t wait to sift through racks of unflattering one pieces! I am so looking forward to reaffirming my suspicion that absolutely none of the cute bikinis come in my size! I love spending $80 on something I hate!“ …said no woman ever. I think bathing suits are miserable inventions. To this day, these […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: 8 Things That Helped Me Heal From Binge Eating

By Jacki Monaco

My, oh my where has the time gone? It’s been nearly four years since I started my quest for a healthier, happier relationship with food. We’re doing pretty well these days, food and I. Now, don’t get me wrong… we still have our moments, but we’ve come a long, long way. And I couldn’t have done it without a little […] Read more »

8 Things to Heal From Binge Eating Disorder