‘The Binge Eating Diaries’

The Binge Eating Diaries: Thanksgiving Is NOT The Last Supper!

By Jacki Monaco

The Big Event The tall bouquet of red, orange, and yellow flowers may be the centerpiece of the table, but we all know that Thanksgiving’s main event is 16 courses of yum… that, for some of us, is served with a side of fear. During the years when I have company for Thanksgiving, I find myself getting a familiar feeling […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: Self-Care Prepping For a Solo Turkey Day

By Jacki Monaco

There’s a really good chance that I’m going to be sitting home on my butt all alone during peak Thanksgiving hours this year. Bummer, right? My partner works swing shift and the rest of my family members either live out of town or are heading out of town. Are you in the same boat as I am? Well, at least […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: Have You Thanked Your Body Lately?

By Jacki Monaco

Doesn’t it feel awesome to know that you’re appreciated? I make it a point to say thank you and show my gratitude for even the most miniscule things. I want other people to know that I see them, hear them, and treasure them completely. But I’m not always sure that I mean what I say. Sometimes, I think that my […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: Foods, Moods, and ‘Tudes

By Jacki Monaco

For me, three things happen after a binge or a bout of emotional overeating. Number one: The diet mentality that I thought I’d kicked to the curb swoops in for a bitch slap… “You ruined it! All the hard work we put in! Knock it off!” Number two: My body literally feels like crap. My joints are achy, my face […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: A NOTEworthy Form of Self-Care

By Jacki Monaco

Do you ever walk into the kitchen and just stand there thinking, “Crap”? I still do this a few times a week, unsure if I should grab everything I can and run like hell before someone catches me… or if I should turn around empty handed and sob fiercely until the moment passes. I haven’t binged in a long time, […] Read more »