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Episode 59: Childhood Habits, and Letting Go of Harmful Behaviors without Drama

In Episode 59, Kathryn shares a blog post (in audio form) that people with many types of habits could benefit from hearing.  The message is that you are capable of quitting binge eating or another harmful behavior without it being complicated. Blog post: Brain over Binky: Childhood Habits, and Letting Go of Harmful Behaviors without Drama […]... Read More
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I Rarely Eat Sugary Cereal, and I Never Feel Restricted: Healthy Changes after Recovery, Part II

*Originally published in May 2018 ____________________________________ I don’t have a rule against eating sugary cereal, and I actually do eat cereal sometimes, but the vast majority of the time, it’s not the kind I used to crave when I was dieting (and the kind I’d binge on too). Greatly reducing my cereal intake – and […]... Read More
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Episode 58: Rethinking Day 1 of Binge Eating Recovery (Part II)

In Episode 58, Kathryn continues a discussion about successfully starting something new in recovery or making a renewed commitment to yourself. She talks about the importance of recognizing and learning to dismiss one last time thoughts that come up prior to attempting to quit binge eating.  In the days before “Day 1,” the one last […]... Read More
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Brain over Binky: Childhood Habits, and Letting Go of Harmful Behaviors without Drama

*Originally posted on May 1 , 2011. Updated and re-published on July 23, 2019 (My little boy I wrote about here is almost 13!) My four-year-old son gave up sucking his “binky” (pacifier) a couple weeks ago. We had already reduced his use of it during the day, but he was still very attached to […]... Read More
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Episode 52: What Can Hold You Back in Binge Eating Recovery, Part 1: Food Addiction (Interview with Katherine Thomson, Ph.D.)

In Episode 52, Kathryn talks to Katherine Thomson, Ph.D. about food addiction and how it can affect recovery from binge eating. You will learn to have a more helpful mindset surrounding the idea of food addiction, so that you can keep moving toward a binge-free life. Sign up for the Brain over Binge 8-Week Course […]... Read More
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Episode 48: Q&A: Impulsive vs. Planned Binges / Thoughts of Purging Before Binges

In Episode 48, Kathryn address two questions. The first deals with the difference between an impulsive binge and a planned binge, and the second addresses how to handle thoughts of purging that encourage you to binge.  You’ll also receive information about the upcoming coaching audios that will be available by the end of this month […]... Read More
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Episode 39: Q&A: Giving up the “Pleasure” of Binges / Emotional Attachment to Binge Eating

In this Q&A episode, Kathryn addresses two questions – the first about giving up the secondary benefits (pleasure) of binges, and the second about breaking the connection between binge eating and emotions. Get the free eBook “The Brain over Binge Basics” (You will also receive the Brain over Binge monthly newsletter*) *The newsletter will be […]... Read More
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Indulging in Food, Part 3: Getting over Overindulging

This is the third and final post in my blog series on indulging in food. If you have not read Part 1 and Part 2, I recommend you do that before continuing with this post. In those previous two posts, I talked about what indulging may mean to you, how you can think about indulging, […]... Read More