‘Emotional Eating’

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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The Binge Eating Diaries: Emotional and Binge Eating Intensive Workshop 2014

By Jacki Monaco

It’s about 1:00 pm when I pull into Green Mountain. It’s the third time in four years that I’ve made my way up Fox Lane, heading toward the place that would, did, and still is changing my life. The sky is clear and the ground is coated in a thin layer of vanilla snow. It looks magical from the outside, […] Read more »

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It’s the Most Wonderful…Wait…Really? Putting the Holidays into Perspective

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Does the hustle and bustle of this time of year bring on warm, nostalgic feelings? Or are we overloaded with expectations and riddled with stress? I wish the former for anyone, but unfortunately many of us are dealing with the latter. Most Feel Increased Stress During The Holidays And most often women bear more of the brunt of this stress. Sorry […] Read more »

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