Category Archives: Christina Greer

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…

And Then I Stopped Breathing

And Then I Stopped Breathing

All fat people are out of shape. You know, they can’t walk too far. They can’t take the stairs. They can’t do much more than hold down the living room sofa with one hand in a bag of chips and the other on…

Celebrating Three Years in Recovery

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Three years ago today I entered recovery for food addiction/binge eating disorder. The first year was like sitting on that proverbial pink cloud. After I got past the withdrawal from sugar and flour, life got easier. I continued to work one on one…

Enough is Enough

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I apologize for the gap between my last email and this one, but I was working hard on finishing up my book, The Optimistic Food Addict: Recovering from Binge Eating Disorder. It is now with my publisher being edited. We are planning for…

Beating a Snowstorm Binge

Beating a Winter Storm Binge

“Oh the weather is mighty frightful…” At least it is here on the east coast of the United States. Many of us are battling heavy snow and wind this weekend, keeping us inside for far more hours than usual. The temptation to make…

Minding the Body

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Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to make peace with my body.  If I will ever be able to appreciate it for all its bumps and bulges and disproptions.  I want to love every inch of it, but I often…

“If you can’t learn, you’ve got to feel.”

Learn to Feel

My Grandmother Jean was known for being a big talker. She told family stories, horror stories, funny stories. Although her specialty was dirty jokes, I remember her most for her words of wisdom. She repeated the same clichés that we all do, like…

It’s Okay to be Hungry

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“Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter.” ~Harold Kushner I’m a woman of many hungers. I hunger…

Mending My Mind-Body Split

Repairing the Mind-Body Split

I’d been struggling. Not bingeing or breaking my abstinence, but getting sloppier and sloppier with my portions and “allowable” foods. I was taking chances with my recovery, and the dam finally broke one Friday night. Looking back now, I am surprised it held…

Learning to Love Imperfect Recovery

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I took a week hiatus at the beach with my son. It was a long overdue trip, and I needed it more than I can express. This year has had major ups and downs, and I longed for the kind of rebirth that…

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.