Tennie Talks About Terry from A&E’s “Intervention”

Earlier this year, A&E’s hit show “Intervention” featured Terry, an alcoholic and compulsive overeater. Tennie was called in to help counsel Terry and Shades of Hope was enlisted to provide treatment for Terry’s addictions and eating disorders. We asked Tennie to provide some additional background information about Terry’s situation that wasn’t included on the TV program. […]

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Tennie McCarty Films “Body Image & Food Obsession” Series with Indiania’s Fox 59 Anchorwoman Jenny Anchondo

Tennie recently filmed the four-part series “Body Image & Food Obsession” with Jenny Anchondo at Fox 59 WXIN Indianapolis.  Each segment has such a powerful message and deals with everyday food obsession and body conscious mental disorders ranging from teens to middle-aged women: Part 1 In this first installment, a local Indianapolis woman shares her […]

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Shades of Hope on A&E’s “Intervention” Season Finale

On tonight’s season finale of the A&E hit show “Intervention,” alcoholic and compulsive overeater Terry will get treatment from Tennie at Shades of Hope. Here’s a quick summary from A&E’s website about what to expect: Once a stunning model and devoted mother, Terry binges on vodka every day to escape her mother’s taunts and her […]

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Understanding Food Addiction

Food, like chemical substances, can be addicting. Many people use food as a comfort when feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Foods high in sugar, salt, starch and fat are the most addictive and can trigger the brain with “feel-good” chemicals, similarly to heroin or cocaine. When food addicts experience pleasure from feel-good chemicals, […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Dieting and Healthy Weight Loss

It seems our society has a never-ending fixation on weight loss and being thin. While shedding excess weight can mean a healthier, more energized you, there are right ways and wrong ways to go about dieting and weight loss. Here are some do’s and don’ts of healthy dieting and weight loss. Do Find healthy alternatives […]

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Effects of Spring Break on Body Image

Spring break is right around the corner. For many high school and college students, spring break brings increased insecurities about their bodies. The idea of hitting the beach or lying out by the pool in a bathing suit with friends and fellow classmates can be paralyzing for individuals who suffer from a poor body image. […]

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Five Foods to Keep You Feeling Fuller Longer

Fighting the battle of overeating means cutting food intake, and thus cutting calories. Though reducing your daily caloric intake may result in weight loss, it will also likely leave you feeling hungry. The inability to resist hunger when it strikes can send you spiraling downward, back into the cycle of overeating. If you are trying […]

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