‘Real Women’s Stories’

The Binge Eating Diaries: What is Normal Eating?

By Jacki Monaco

My Journey to Healthy Eating I’m allergic to peanuts. I can’t stand the texture of mushrooms. I have equal parts salty and sweet teeth. I think raisins and onions are the perfect combination in a salad. I could eat raw cashews for days. I give kale, apples, and cake 5 stars each. For most of my life, my rapport with […] Read more »

My Journey to Healthy Eating

Eating and Exercise During Family Vacations

By Beth Turchi

Beth was recently off on another vacation. And again learned something new about her eating. Which serves well to illustrate that becoming a mindful, intuitive, healthy eater is a journey. Or maybe a better description is an adventure — that fits right in to having fun with eating, especially on vacation. The good news is, that’s a key part of […] Read more »

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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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Mindful Eating and The Process of Learning How to Feed Myself

By Beth Turchi

Beth continues her cha-cha but then takes a giant leap forward. One step forward, two steps back?  Or is it two steps forward and one step back? If I find the learning in a “step back”, then it’s actually a step forward. Okay, no more “who’s on first” babble – here’s what I’m referring to. I Thought I’d Get Back […] Read more »

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Whitney Thore’s Successful Journey to Overcome Negative Body Image

By Erin Risius, MA

Did you say the F-word? When it comes to self-acceptance, a self-described ‘fat and fabulous’ woman is getting national attention because she is choosing to live her life and pursue her passions in the body she has today. What a concept. So many women who struggle with their weight put aspects of their lives on hold until a magic number […] Read more »

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