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Episode 33: Challenging Your Motivations to Diet

In Episode 33, Kathryn discusses four reasons why you may feel a desire to diet, and how to challenge each of those reasons. When you uncover your motivations for dieting, which can be simple or more complex, you can better avoid harmful, restrictive behaviors.  You will also hear some important updates about the podcast in […]... Read More
Episode 29

Episode 29: Getting Out of the Diet Cycle: Interview with Lydia the Lifestyle Coach

Kathryn talks with Lydia the Lifestyle Coach about the harmful nature of restrictive dieting and its ineffectiveness as a weight-loss strategy. Lydia explains how she helps women and men end dieting and move toward a healthy relationship with food.  Lydia also discusses the importance of body acceptance in recovery. Learn more about Lydia, or get […]... Read More
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Tips to Help You Stop Purging

If you’ve read my books or blog, you’ll know that I did not purge through self-induced vomiting (instead, I purged with excessive exercise and also with restrictive eating).  I fully realize that those of you who purge through self-induced vomiting face a different set of challenges in recovery. Many of you have told me that […]... Read More
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Episode 20: Prevent Dieting to Prevent Binge Eating: Be Aware of What You Say to Children

Thank you for listening to the Brain over Binge Podcast. In this episode, Kathryn talks about why dieting prevention is a key part of preventing binge eating. You will learn that one important way to prevent dieting is to be careful of what you say about food, weight, and diets around children. You can also […]... Read More
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Challenge Cultural Body Messages (with Ayurveda)

I often speak out against restrictive dieting, because not only does it promote binge eating, it is a harmful practice that is not effective in helping you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Giving up restrictive dieting does not mean giving up health or fitness, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. When you stop restrictive dieting (and binge eating), you can focus on […]... Read More
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What if Stopping Binge Eating Means Possible Weight Gain?

Recovery from binge eating isn’t about weight loss. Recovery from binge eating is about letting go of a harmful, health-sabotaging behavior, rising above the shame and pain it brought, and moving on with your life. However, the reality is that weight concerns and the desire to lose weight can be present in recovering binge eaters, so the […]... Read More
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Are You Ready for Recovery? … or do you need to solve other problems first?

This post was originally written in 2014.  I’m updating it now in September 2018. —————– In February of 2013, I was interviewed by Alen Standish of the Quit Binge Eating Podcast (now called the Progress Not Perfection Podcast).  Alen, who has been a colleague and personal friend of mine since the time of the interview, now […]... Read More