March 2016


Food Rules for Food Addicts

Written by Lisette Cifaldi, MSW, LMSW at There’s typically a single rule inherent in most addiction treatment: don’t. For the alcoholic, it’s don’t drink. For the drug addict, it’s don’t use. For the compulsive gambler, it’s don’t gamble. There’s no negotiation. There’s often no degree of how much you should or should not engage


Addiction is a Liar

Written by Lisette Cifaldi, MSW, LMSW at Addiction is a phenomenal liar. In fact, lies are the deadbolt that addiction uses to keep us locked in the chaos and suffering it causes. As we live in the self-loathing of compulsive eating, and the shame created from our binging, as well as obsessive thoughts about


Weight: Symptom or Problem?

Written by Lisette Cifaldi, MSW, LMSW at My recovery from food addiction didn’t begin with a desire to end the madness with food. It started with a desire to lose weight. I wasn’t looking for mental, spiritual, and emotional healing. My weight was my only problem, or so I thought. I was 60-pounds overweight,