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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 […]... Read More
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Episode 56: Focusing on Childhood Issues in Therapy for Binge Eating

In this episode, Kathryn shares a personal story about focusing on her childhood problems in therapy, and why it wasn’t effective in her own recovery from binge eating. She also talks about how she’s reinterpreted issues from her childhood based on her experiences as a parent. In addition, you’ll learn about when childhood issues or […]... Read More
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Are You Still Acting on Urges to Binge? Tips for Binge Eaters who are Struggling in Recovery, PART 1

*updated June 1, 2019 This post and the next one will be for those of you who are having a difficult time letting the urges pass rather than acting on them. I’ve heard from many women and men who understand the Brain over Binge approach and know they have the ability to avoid binges, but […]... Read More
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Episode 50: Audio Coaching to Overcome Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, and Night Eating (Interview with Alen Standish)

In Episode 50, Kathryn talks to fellow podcaster Alen Standish about overcoming binge eating, overeating, emotional eating, and night eating. Alen talks about his new audio delivery system that both he and Kathryn are using to help listeners receive coaching when they need it. Learn how to get coaching audios from Alen and/or Kathryn below: […]... Read More
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Episode 49: Q&A: Can I Use the Brain over Binge Approach to Stick to Strict Eating Plans?

In Episode 49, Kathryn address questions that were raised after a discussion of Brain over Binge appeared on the Bright Line Eating™ blog.  She talks about the importance of eating enough and using the Brain over Binge concepts for their intended purpose of ending binge eating. Episodes referenced in this podcast: Episode 12: Dismissing Urges […]... Read More
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Episode 47: Q&A: What If I’m Overeating After I Stop Binge Eating?

In Episode 47, Kathryn discusses a question about overeating. She explains that when binge eating stops, there may be other eating habits to work on, but those habits can be improved in a gradual and sustainable way. Kathryn encourages binge eaters and former binge eaters to avoid perfectionism and restriction when developing a normal, nourishing […]... Read More
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Episode 43: Q&A: Binge Urges are Too Persistent / Confusion about How to Finally Recover

In Episode 43, Kathryn address a question with two parts. The first part addresses what to do when it feels like the urges last too long, and you feel like you need to binge just to make them go away. The second part explains how to move forward when you feel confused about how to […]... 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