Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Recovery at the Crossroads

by Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. Being diagnosed with lipedema was overwhelming, as you probably guessed if you read my blog post about it. Now that I have had a chance to do more research on treatment options, I am even more overwhelmed. I am…

Why Can’t I Just Be Fat?

I was at the pool last night swimming laps and loving every stroke. The water was warm and the pool was nearly empty. The sun sparkled on the water and reminded me of the ocean. After an hour and 20 minutes, I climbed…

What Is Your Eating Disorder Hiding?

by Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. When I first began my recovery journey in 2013, I uncovered mental issues that had been hidden to me and others all my life. I learned that I had anger issues and depression. Prior to beginning recovery, I knew…

Coming Out of the Dark

By Christina Fisanick, PhD It took me a long time to understand the primary reason I continuously relapsed in my recovery. I thought my inability to stay abstinent from foods that harmed me was simply a lack of willpower, despite what I know…

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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


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Optimistic Food Addict 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.