Category Archives: Christina Greer

Recovery: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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When I first entered recovery a little over two years ago, I was a mess in a thousand ways. Not only was I addicted to food and bingeing at least once a day, I also had scores of physical and mental health issues…

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…

To be Honest

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My recovery from food addiction is supported by three pillars: abstinence, gratitude, and honesty. If one of those pillars starts to crumble, then my recovery is in jeopardy. If my portion sizes increase and stay that way over time, I run the risk…

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…

Trusting Your Own Voice

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Living in recovery from any addiction can be challenging. Once you get past the early months and settle in to living your life with better habits, it can be difficult to keep up the momentum and not fall back into your old ways…

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…

Disrupting a Binge and Avoiding Relapse

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While few experts would say that relapse is an inevitable part of recovery from an eating disorder, it is very likely. Although the data on relapse rates among binge eating disorder sufferers is not well established, most credible sources agree that it is common…

Guest Post: One Simple Shift that Can Lead to the End of Food Addiction

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By: Susan Shearer Young I am a Life Coach who focuses on helping people to change their “Inner Game,” that is, their beliefs and the thoughts they think, to make huge changes in their lives. I am a firm believer in the natural…

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.

Testimonials

Kelly M. ---The resources on this site really helped me in my recovery from food addiction. Lisa F. ---Christina goes above and beyond to help people in recovery.

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.