The Binge Eating Diaries: Why I Recommend an Alter Ego

This post is the second installment in “The Binge Eating Diaries” series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her experience with binge eating disorder. Follow Jacki every other Thursday as she shares the discoveries she’s made on her journey to health and happiness. In my first blog post, I introduced myself and my journey […]

Emotional Eating: Understanding Your Emotional Style

Emotional eating can lead to yucky feelings or negative emotions which just seem to imbue our lives. But by training our brains through neuroplasticity, understanding our emotional style and getting support to break out of isolation, there is hope for deep, meaningful change and beginning to live life instead of just “weighting”. Happily, I discovered […]

Emotional Eating: Is It Possible to Not Hate It?

If you are looking to stop emotional eating the process of learning to understand it can be challenging and  frustrating.  But by exploring rather than ignoring you can start to look at  your emotional eating. Perhaps  you can begin to be less mad at your eating and even start to appreciate this pattern as a […]

Emotional Eating: Questions to Ask When The Urge Hits

When you are looking for help to stop emotional eating, realize you can respond to upset or distress by mindlessly eating.  Or the eating can become habituated without you realizing it. If you find yourself sitting in your favorite chair with the remote and you are prompted to get the food, hungry or not, it’s […]

How to Stop the Binge Eating & Emotional Overeating Cycle: Before, During and After the Storm

After Hurricane Irene struck Vermont last August, I blogged about the number of similarities I noticed between binge eating and how we feel before, during and after a storm. In talking to many of the women at Green Mountain, I can say that the comparison of a storm to the binge eating and emotional overeating […]