Category Archives: Emotional Recovery

Emotional Recovery from Eating Disorders, Food Addiction, Food Dependency

My 1st Intensive…Here’s what happened!

My 1st Intensive…Here’s what happened!

“I attended the ACORN Intensive in March. Here’s what happened…” (April P.’s story)   April P. from Vancouver, BC, Canada attended her first ACORN Intensive (Primary Intensive) earlier this month in Vancouver. She tells us about her experience here. Thank you, April, for sharing your story!   After 3.5 years in a 12-Step fellowship for… Continue Reading

Fat is Not a Feeling

Fat is Not a Feeling

“I’m feeling fat.” How often have I said that to myself? Usually I follow that statement with a litany of everything that’s wrong with the way I eat. What I do with food, how “bad” I was when I ate (fill in the blank), that I must change how I eat so I can lose… Continue Reading

Levels of Denial

Levels of Denial

Food addicts experience denial at different levels: inability to distinguish between hunger and the false starving impulse of physical craving, confusion between sane thinking and the false rationalizations associated with compulsions regarding eating, and distortion of will and sense of self in relationship to food and life as a whole. Before we look at each… Continue Reading