The Binge Eating Diaries: Freedom from Too Tight Clothes

Who Wears the Pants? Once we kick the concept of diets to the curb, say goodbye to calorie counting, and stop restricting… there’s a period of bliss. The chains are gone. Our wings start growing back. We’re free. We’re FREE. We start enjoying things we had scribbled on the “bad” list for years. Our taste […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Stop Waiting for Cheat Days

Have you ever thought of food like you do about saving money — eat less now so you can have more or something richer later? Jacki shares how that thinking can lead to an overdrawn account. Our Bodies Are Not Bank Accounts I’ve often thought of my body like a bank account. If I just keep saving […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Emotional and Binge Eating Intensive Workshop 2014

It’s about 1:00 pm when I pull into Green Mountain. It’s the third time in four years that I’ve made my way up Fox Lane, heading toward the place that would, did, and still is changing my life. The sky is clear and the ground is coated in a thin layer of vanilla snow. It […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Am I Restricting?

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation that uprooted some feelings and set off some alarms…I still have difficult days, but overall I thought that I was on a steady path. But I left that conversation feeling uncertain. And yet, it was exactly the kind of uncertainty I needed to feel at that moment — as […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Help Me Stop Binge Eating

It took me two years to say it out loud. During a conversation with my Mother, as I was drowning in a river of tears and choking on every short breath, I managed to exhale a phrase that meant “help me stop binge eating.” [div class=”callout-left”]Read This Related Article: Acknowledging the Legitimacy of Binge Eating […]

Beyond Food: What Are You Really Hungry For?

Have you ever been half way through your meal and realized that you are full, but continued to clean your plate anyway? And then maybe proceeded to go back for seconds or right to the dessert because, well, it’s there. Then that “stuffed” feeling kicks in followed by the regret and self-flagellating thoughts around eating […]

4 Steps For Overcoming Food Obsession: The Binge Eating Diaries

What Is Food Obsession? Binge eating, food addiction, and food obsession (in my opinion) are tightly intertwined. They overlap, but they are separate things. Binge eating is mental, the act of eating beyond physical comfort, feeling out of control, trying to satisfy a hunger that can’t be satiated with food. Food addiction might be a […]

Prevent Overeating with Just One Word?

I had an epiphany about my overeating One of my favorite bloggers, Karen Anderson, chooses a word of the year as an alternative to making goals and resolutions. Last year, she told the readers of this blog how you can choose your own word of the year. I didn’t do it then, but this year, […]

40 Ideas for Incorporating Self-Care into Your Life

Self-Care Influences Emotional Overeating We say it often at Green Mountain: When stress increases, self-care decreases. But adding self-care strategies into your life can make a serious impact on emotional overeating. 40 Self-Care Ideas In keeping up our top-40 series, we present 40 Ideas for Incorporating Self-Care into Your Life: Work with professionals, e.g., personal trainers, nutritionists […]