Tennie McCarty Joins The Huffington Post As Healthy Living Blogger On Eating Disorders, Food Addiction & Compulsive Overeating
Best-selling author & food addiction expert brings her insights to The Huffington Post readers. March 11, 2013– Best-selling author and food addictions expert, Tennie McCarty, has joined The Huffington Post as one of its Healthy Living bloggers on eating disorders and food addiction. Tennie’s blog entries will focus largely on anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive…
If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother
All addictions, including food addictions, develop as a result of a delicate “dance” between an individual’s genetic predisposition and environmental inputs. Studies suggest that the percentage of genetic predisposition can be as high as 50%. This could sound like an alarming statistic until you consider the flip side of that same number – 50% of […]
Shock Therapy on TLC’s ‘Freaky Eaters’…Exploitation anyone?
Okay, so my Google alert on food addictions went off with a bang this morning! Salon.com posted an interview they did with the nutritionist for the show ‘Freaky Eaters’ on TLC. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some TLC. Why they brought the show ‘Horders’ into my life, the show that makes me gasp every 2 minutes! […]
Season Finale of ‘Addicted to Food’ tonight 11/10C!
Heads up! The last three episodes will run back-to-back, starting at 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.! Tonight, we say goodbye to our eight addicts 🙁 Well, some of us will. I feel compelled to share my true feelings about this situation. Let me choose a feeling word…. Oh, I don’t know… Anger? Yes, I’m angry that […]
Don’t panic! ‘Addicted to Food’ has moved to a new time!
If you are wondering what happened to Addicted to Food last night… your guess is as good as mine! All I know is that OWN ran Chaz Bono’s documentary, Becoming Chaz at 8pm central until 10pm. I was so disappointed! Now, before you panic, the show IS NOT canceled, it has moved to a different time […]
‘Addicted to Food’ Episode 4: “Shame and Anger”
“I’m giving you your shame back!”, Elizabeth screamed to the empty chair. It really is a good thing that I don’t drink anymore, again. It’s a very good thing I wasn’t drinking Tuesday night, because there would have been some angry drunk texting. Some people would have woken up confused by the , “I’m giving […]
‘Addicted to Food’ Episode 3: Childhood Regression
Last night on ‘Addicted to Food,’ our eight addicts were sent back to the playground. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Trotting up in her golf cart, now iconic, Tennie McCarty informs the group that today’s exercise will be a childhood meditation. A regression, or a debriefing as Tennie put it. The point was to visualize what […]
OWN Web Exclusive: Tenni-isms…Love it!
Tennie McCarty is a licensed addiction and eating disorders counselor, and she’s also the heart and soul of Shades of Hope, the Texas treatment center where she puts her unconventional method to work on food addicts of all kinds. In her 30 years of experience, she’s become known for developing her own, no-nonsense language affectionately […]
But, I can’t afford treatment!
“I can’t take the time away from work… I’ve got kids, my insurance won’t cover it. I’m not rich” Hmmmm, likely excuse. First thing first, stop complaining! Second thing, get your sorry no good, lying (all addicts lie), cheating, excuse making and not willing to make sacrifices SELF to a meeting. When you get to […]
‘Addicted to Food’ Full Episode
In this riveting new docu-series, eight people battle their addiction to the one thing they literally can’t live without: food. At Shades of Hope, a rural Texas treatment center, these desperate clients struggle through an intense 42-day treatment plan led by maverick therapist Tennie McCarty. In the series premiere of Addicted to Food, the new […]