‘Real Women’s Stories’

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

When In Rome… Eat The Pasta! (Without Guilt)

By Beth Turchi

I just returned from a road trip to Savannah. My husband and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to visit our daughter who’s currently working there. Long trip, right? Driving for 12 hours with Mario Andretti can be anxiety producing, but I had my rosary and iPod so that went well. And the daughter was a little grouchy, but […] Read more »

Don't feel guilty for eating what you want!

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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