‘Food Addiction’

Is This All About Shame?

By Lisa Claudia Briggs

Having worked with clients for decades around many, many things, including how to calm down dynamics around the ways we feed ourselves and how we feel toward our bodies, I’ve long wondered, “Is this all about shame?” In every woman’s story of how she feels betrayed by her own hand when she hurts herself with overeating or binges, or by […] Read more »

Food and Money, Part I

By Jill Carlson

A month ago I stood in the middle of my favorite clothing store completely buzzed. Not on alcohol. Not on food this time. Simply put, I was high on spending. With a change of weight comes a change in wardrobe. Trips to Ann Taylor Loft, Lucy, Gap and more. Perhaps I took it a step further, when my spree included […] Read more »

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Exploring Food Addiction

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Does food addiction really exist? This question was a big subject of controversy at the 2013 conferences of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) and the International Association of Eating  Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Two Sides of the Same Coin Of those who have strong opinions about the subject, there are probably two sides whose opinions vary the greatest — researchers […] Read more »

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Mindfully Eating Chocolate: You Can Do It!

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

This is a version of a post I first put up over on We Are the Real Deal, a blog that is winning all kinds of awards for its great work in helping women and girls cultivate self-esteem, positive body image, and healthy coping. We’re proud to be a part of it with monthly posts that add to the blog’s […] Read more »