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The Ocean Gives Up Its Lesson

The Ocean Gives Up Its Lessonby Christina Fisanick Greer, PhD

by Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. Every single time I visit the ocean, I learn something new. I have learned how to grieve, I have learned how to let go, and I have learned how to accept the day-to-day fluctuations of recovery. So, I…

Recovering on YOUR Terms

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Once again I had forgotten the number on the bottom of my foundation. As I stood at the counter sorting through bottles of beige make up that were each just slightly different than the other, I realized that I needed help. An associate…

Measuring Recovery Progress without the Scale

Measuring Recovery Progress without the Scale

by Christina Fisanick Greer, The Optimistic Addict For years my daily mood was measured not by my health or by daily activities but by the bathroom scale. That number could send me soaring into happy heights or drowning in a pit of sorrow…

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…

My Body Was Rotting from the Inside Out

My Body Was Rotting From the Inside out

My body was rotting from the inside out. Twenty-eight years of bingeing and dieting had finally caught up to me, and the results were obvious to anyone who came near me. I stank. My gastrointestinal track was so diseased that I had constant…

Loving THIS Body

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I dabble in all sorts of tools that could make my life better: law of attraction, moon theories, astrology, crystals, essential oils, and so on. I don’t take any of them too seriously, but sometimes I need an extra boost to keep me…

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…

Guest Post: Recovering from Food Addiction and Bulimia After 38 Years

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by Jamie Ottesen I am a 52-year-old, married mother of three adult sons, and a recovering food addict and bulimic. I want to share my story so that it may give others hope in their struggle with food addiction and bulimia. My father…

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…

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.