Monica Anderson is a 43-year-old working mom of 2 who has spent her career working in the retail industry focusing primarily on product development. She self describes herself as being gripped by eating disorders and addictive eating habits from adolescence until she had what she can only define as a divine intervention at the age of 42, that started her on her road to recovery. Monica has spent the last year working intensely on reprogramming her mind and life with the objective of being free from the obsession with body weight, shape, and size. and to find freedom from harmful eating practices. Monica has an extremely supportive husband who has encouraged her and pushed her to continue her journey, and she is motivated to do the hard work in the hopes of not passing on her disease to her children. With determination, faith, extraordinary effort, and the supportive help of Molly Painschab and Clarissa Kennedy, and the Sweet Sobriety Group, she has made tremendous progress in healing her relationship with herself and food. Monica has the ultimate goal of making a full recovery to live a life of freedom from disordered eating and to find love and acceptance for herself within herself.
In today’s episode of “The Food Junkies Podcast”
- What it was like for Monica before recovery
- What her turning point was
- What is life in food addiction recovery is like now
- What she does daily for her recovery
- What Monica is still working on
What she needed to hear early on in her journey