The Binge Eating Diaries: Why I Recommend an Alter Ego

By Jacki Monaco

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 to overcome binge eating. I […] Read more »


Emotional Eating: Understanding Your Emotional Style

By Darla Breckenridge

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 a new book by Richard […] Read more »


Emotional Eating: Questions to Ask When The Urge Hits

By Darla Breckenridge

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 a habit. Charles Duhigg, author […] Read more »


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

By Darla Breckenridge

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 or compulsive eating cycle continues […] Read more »

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