Category Archives: blogging

The Devastating Legacy of Diet Culture

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As the founder of a support group for food addicts in recovery, I have come to dread the new year. Towards the beginning of December, my group is suddenly overwhelmed by people wanting to join with the obvious purpose of marketing their dieting…

Coping with the Shame of Food Addiction

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by Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. Just hours old Newborn nurses, picking up my round legs giggle: “Look, mama, her thighs are so big.” Age 11 Mom, clearly disgusted by my behavior: “You’re having another bowl of potato salad? You just ate two. How…

What We All Deserve

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I worked so hard this week. I DESERVE an after-dinner treat. I had such a tough emotional day. I DESERVE an extra helping at lunch. I have so much to do. I DESERVE to take a break and eat xyz. We have all…

Introducing Abstinent Living with Tracy Rosenberg Roso

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I am excited to announce a new feature on OptimisticFoodAddict.com. We have added our own personal chef, Tracy Rosenberg Roso. We recognized a need for food addicts to develop and prepare delicious abstinent meals, so Tracy stepped up to provide recipes and cooking videos…

When Food No Longer “Works”

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I honestly never believed this day would come. Despite my major strides in recovery, I thought that food would always be there for me if I ever needed it. In fact, knowing that food would help me in times of great need is…

The Optimistic Food Addict’s Periscope Challenge

I have decided to use some new technology to not only get myself going in the right direction, but to motivate others to do the same. I downloaded this relatively new app called Periscope. People from all over the world are using it…

Celebrating Another Year in Recovery

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Two years ago on this very evening, I was sitting in this very chair. In my lap was a bowl of freshly made buttercream frosting, tinted robins-egg blue. It was my third bowl that night. Nine cups of powdered sugar. Three sticks of…

Ending the Tyranny of Day One: Stop Starting Over and Start Living Your Life in Recovery

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“I will start day one again on Monday.”  “I blew it! It’s back to day one tomorrow.”  “I am ready to get back to eating healthy. Day one starts today!” I hear those words often in recovery circles, and I try as hard as I…

Guest Bloggers!

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I am so happy to report that I have a lined up and excellent group of experts in a variety of fields to guest blog on The Optimistic Food Addict site. I will post my own entry every Tuesday, and you can expect…

About Us

Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. is a writing professor and published author. Her goals are to help as many people in recovery as possible through writing and creativity. Christina can be reached at clfisanick@aol.com.

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Optimistic Food Addict

OptimisticFoodAddict.com is a website devoted to supporting recovery from Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder. Christina Greeer, Ph.D., the founder and editor of this site, is not a physician but a writer and food addict who aims to help all.