‘Emotional 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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Resistant, Unmotivated, Or…: Getting Past Labels to the Root of the Problem

By Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS

It’s a label many of us may have suffered before. We’ve been called “unwilling” or “non-compliant” when it comes to following orders about what we “should” eat –whether it be from a doctor or a diet book. It’s not a label that rests lightly on anyone’s shoulders. Because in all likelihood, it ignores what’s really going on. Binge Eating Disorder […] Read more »

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Beyond the Diet Mentality: Chocolate, Pleasure and Eating What You Want

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to red hearts, cards sent, given to or received from loved ones, and, of course, chocolate. How did chocolate become the symbol of love on Valentine’s Day? According to at least one story I found on the Internet, the Aztecs viewed chocolate as an aphrodisiac. Long after chocolate made its way […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Freedom from Too Tight Clothes

By Jacki Monaco

Who Wears the Pants? Once we kick the concept of diets to the curb, say goodbye to calorie counting, and stop restricting… there’s a period of bliss. The chains are gone. Our wings start growing back. We’re free. We’re FREE. We start enjoying things we had scribbled on the “bad” list for years. Our taste buds become entranced by the […] Read more »

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Why is Weight Watchers Covered by Health Insurance?

By Erin Risius, MA

I recently found out that health insurance covers Weight Watchers. What the…? ‘Health’ insurance covers a diet?! Diets have very little to do with health and so it’s the message that this sends that bothers me because it says that this diet is ‘reasonable and necessary’ per health insurance standards. But dieting behavior is one of the primary contributors to […] Read more »

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