The Binge Eating Diaries: Writing This Letter to Food Changed Everything

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 […]

Inspired by Deflate-Gate: How To Deflate Shame

Speaking of deflate-gate…how ‘bout we take a PSI or two out of shame. Ok, sorry for the NFL reference. This is not about football – the game or the ball; it’s not about cheating or lying or lying about cheating. Nor will I divulge whether or not, as a long time New Englander, I’m a […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Getting Through the Holidays

Okay ladies (and gents!). We made it through Thanksgiving… one of (if not THE) biggest “food” holidays out there. And as a recovering binge eater, it remains one of the most challenging days of the year for me. For a lot of people, it’s the ONE day of the year when it feels socially acceptable […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: It’s Not All About Me

The Binge Eating Diaries are a regular column written by Jacki Monaco, who came to Green Mountain several years ago struggling with binge eating. We hope that sharing her insights and experiences as she overcomes binge eating will help you. People who don’t know me very well probably wouldn’t guess the truth. I’m a good […]

Ten Tips for Overcoming Overeating

Overcome Overeating Starting With These 10 Tips If I could condense my tips for overcoming overeating in a pretty little package for you, this would be it. [step]1[/step]Make the Decision When it’s time to make a real change, it takes a real commitment. Making time and space both emotionally and in your schedule is essential. […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Dressing for Today

Exposing Body Image Issues and their Impact on Binge Eating [div class=”callout-right”]Jacki Monaco is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about  overcoming binge eating disorder. Her story was featured on CNN.com.[end-div] I vividly remember being 70 pounds heavier than I am now in long sleeves and long pants… when it was hot as hell outside. […]

When Emotional Eating Feels Like The Answer… Take A Bite Out of Loneliness Instead

Loneliness and Emotional Eating Why I get a little lonely: 1. Work Space Bubble: I currently work for an entrepreneur in her home along with one other employee. This lack of social interaction can lead to loneliness and contributes to the familiar reflex of “hand into lunch bag to retrieve snack” because… Loneliness + Food […]

Overcoming Binge Eating: One Woman’s Story

We are pleased to present a new blog series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her experience with binge eating disorder. We hope you’ll follow Jacki as she shares the discoveries she’s made on her journey to health and happiness. It’s been nine months since my mother drove a very scared, unhealthy, depressed version […]

Healthy Eating, Deprivation & the Right Choice

It’s a debate that’s gone on since the beginning of “non-diet.”  The question of whether people respond best to a structured approach to eating that helps get their bodies back into balance so they can better sense their internal cues to guide them in healthy behaviors, or whether “permission to eat everything and anything and […]

Satisfying Our Souls to Master Binge Eating

Carolyn Ross MD, an expert on healing food and body image issues, will join Green Mountain at Fox Run January 8-14, 2012 for the special workshop “Why Can’t I Stop Overeating?: Mastering Binge Eating, Emotional Eating & Compulsive Eating.”In today’s guest post, she explains the prevalence of binge eating disorder and her approach to healing […]

Binge Eating: Can Yoga Help?

When binge eating grabs a hold of you whether it is during the holidays or not, feelings of helplessness and self loathing can take over.  What can you do to not stay trapped in the pit of despair? In an  Australian study conducted by McIver, McGarland and O’Halloran, a 12-week yoga treatment program for binge […]

Honor Your Emotional Eating

Today’s post is by Jennifer Joyce, who is currently a staff participant at Green Mountain.  Like so many of us, Jennifer spent too much time taking care of others, then resorting to the comfort of her best friend food at the end of the day. Only when she made peace with the fact that food […]

Ode to the Potato Chip

The poor maligned potato chip.  It has such a bad reputation yet it’s a food that’s made a big difference in helping me eat healthy. Not just any old potato chip either.  It has to be Lay’s.  I have my standards. Anyone who knows me these days knows I’m all about eating healthy.  Our Food […]

A Must-Read for Emotional Eaters

Last week I decided to unplug.  Not permanently or even all the time — just evenings.  I’m sure you can relate to why I made that decision.  Staying connected via email, blogs, surfing the internet, whatever was leaving little time for me.  And it wasn’t feeling good. One of the first things I did upon […]

Opportunity Eating

Oh good, everyone is in bed……what do we have in the kitchen? Opportunity eating can be eating food just because it’s available: Your co-worker bakes brownies for everyone at work and leaves them in the break room. The holidays roll around and the wide variety of food, and food abundance, leads to eating more. However there is […]

Battling Back From Love

Being the huge tennis fan that I am, I always regretted the early departure of Monica Seles from the tennis scene. Her infamous grunts on the court and her powerful strokes made her one of the tennis greats. I always held out hope that she would come back on the scene in a big way. And she has, helping […]