FAQs:

The following is a list of common questions you may have.

I have grouped the questions into 4 categories:

  • Dismissing Binge Urges
  • Eating/Weight
  • More Help
  • Course FAQs

Dismissing Binge Urges

I want to quit binge eating, but I’m finding it difficult to dismiss binge urges.

You can see my blog posts Tips for Beginners, and Tips for Beginners…Continued (Inspirational Testimony), which both give additional advice to people who are finding it difficult to stop acting on their urges to binge.

I didn’t binge for a few days/week/month after reading the book, but then I started again.

You can listen to this podcast episode about getting back on track after binge: Episode 17: What if You Binge During Recovery?

I fear giving up binge eating.

Both of these blog posts address this concern:  Getting Past the Fear of Quitting, and Facing Fears.

I feel like “I” want to binge. I do not feel separate from my lower brain.

See my blog post Do You Truly Want to Quit? for advice on this issue.

I feel like my case is different (I have a coexisting problem(s) that prevents me from quitting).

To address these concerns, I’ve written this blog post:  My Case is Different.

Eating / Weight

How much should I eat?

Here is a blog post that addresses food quantity:  How Much Should I Eat?

What if I need to lose weight?

You can find help for weight-related questions here:  So, How Do I Lose Weight?

I want to or need to give up certain foods for health reasons.

In this blog series, I address eliminating unhealthy and/or problematic foods: Eliminating Foods Part 1,  Part 2, and Part 3.

I have stopped binge eating, but I’m still overeating / eating more than I think I should.

I’ve addressed overeating in this blog series: Overeating Part 1Part 2Part 3.

More Help

Do you offer one-on-one coaching?

I am not currently offering private coaching. I offer my course, which provides an affordable alternative to one-on-one coaching. The course includes over 100 audios, in which I address every issue and question that I’ve been asked over the years in private and group coaching.  However, if you are someone who feels like you need one-on-one support, I would like to suggest Ali Kerr and her team at Binge Code Coaching. Although the Binge Code approach is not exactly the same as Brain over Binge, the two approaches are highly compatible and I feel confident that Binge Code Coaching can give you the one-on-one support you need.

Should I seek medical attention for my bulimia or BED?

My books, blog, podcast, courses, and any of the material on the website is not intended to replace the services of trained health professionals or be a substitute for medical advice. You are advised to consult with your healthcare professional with regard to matters relating to your health, and in particular, regarding matters that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

Binge eating and purging can have serious health consequences, especially in those who frequently self-induce vomiting. Please do not take a risk with your health. If you are experiencing concerning symptoms, please seek medical help right away. Although I disagree with many aspects of mainstream therapeutic approaches (which treat the eating disorder as an emotional or psychological problem), I believe that medical monitoring and nutritional support are vital for some people.

I’ve stopped binge eating…how do I improve other eating habits, or work on weight issues in a healthy way? 

Going back to dieting is never a solution, but there are many ways to become healthier without being restrictive. A resource I highly recommend is Cookie Rosenblum’s Freedom Group, which focuses on ending overeating and emotional eating and learning to be more in tune with what your body needs.

Are there any other books you recommend?

Rational Recovery by Jack Trimpey (A 1996 book on substance addiction, which helped me take responsibility for my own recovery from bulimia)

The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal (A practical book on using self-control to end habits that don’t serve you well. It explains the science behind willpower, and helps you put your brain to work for you).

Ditching Diets by Gillian Riley (This is a helpful, easy-to-read book for anyone who wants to learn how to eat well – without dieting, obsessing over food, or overeating.) Gillian also has a website, eatingless.com.

The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz (This book explains the science behind neuroplasticity. It helped explain why my binge eating habit faded after I stopped acting on the urges.)

You are Not Your Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz (A self-help guide to using neuroplasticity to overcome bad habits and challenges)

The Little Book of Big Change by Amy Johnson (Although not specifically about eating disorders) can help you overcome habits and harmful thoughts.

The Binge Code, by Ali Kerr, founders of Binge Code Coaching (formerly HealED Coaching). This book is compatible with the Brain over Binge approach, and helps your relearn how to eat normally.

Course FAQs

Are the coaching audios in the Course the same as the coaching audios that are available separately? 

Yes. There are 15 coaching audios in the Brain over Binge Course, including an audio that will help you in moments when you are feeling tempted to binge. You can also get these same 15 coaching audios separately, which is a great option if you feel like you don’t need the whole course, but only some daily reinforcement and motivation from the coaching audios.
*Starting in May 2020, when you purchase the coaching audios, you will also get Lesson 1 of the course. There is no extra cost for this until July 7, 2020, when the price of the coaching audios (plus Lesson 1) will go up from $31.99 to $49.  Lesson 1 gives you a foundation in the Brain over Binge approach, which will help you use the coaching audios more effectively.
*If you purchase the coaching audios, and then later decide to upgrade to the complete course, 100 percent of your payment for the coaching audios will be applied to the course price. 

I was a member of the former 8-Week Group Course, or the Independent Study Course.  Can I get a discount on the new version of the Brain over Binge course?

Yes! If you participated in one of my previous courses, and you want to enroll in the new version of the course, please send an email to contact@brainoverbinge.com and you will receive special repeat member pricing.

How is the course different from the Brain over Binge books and podcast?

The course is based around the same concepts as the books and podcast, but it’s designed to guide you in a more incremental way, so that you can better apply the concepts in your own life. The audio lessons take the most important information from the books and podcast and break it down for you in a way that is accessible and practical. Most people learn better with a structured and guided approach, but you know yourself best, so use what works for you!

The course also contains 84 Q&A audios, and many of the topics discussed are not covered at all in the books or podcast, and if they are, the discussions in the Q&A audios are more detailed and relatable to your own situation. In these course Q&As, I believe I’ve answered every question I’ve been asked over my years of helping binge eaters. The Q&A audios are very practical because you can find a question you have at any time of day or night (on the Q&A page), and click on the audio to get an answer when you need it. Most people find this to be much more convenient than trying to find an answer in a 300+ page book or somewhere in a podcast episode.

In the course, you also get 15 coaching audios to keep you focused and motivated, including a coaching audio to help you when you are feeling the urge to binge. There are 115 total audios throughout the course, so if you are someone who learns well with audio, or if you like to listen while doing other things you need to do, then the course could be a great fit for you.

Although the approach in the course is fundamentally the same as it is in the books and podcast, the value is in the structure, guidance, accessibility, detail, Q&A audios, and coaching audios. I’ve had so many people tell me that even though they read the books or listened to the podcast, the course gave them the extra help they needed to end binge eating for good. Here is one quote from a course member:
“This course is exactly what I needed to hear! I’ve read countless books on the BED-topic (including Brain over Binge) before, without any success. The course is full of deep insights and packed with valuable and practical information. I really appreciate the rational and organized form everything is presented. I’m exceedingly thankful for the course – it has really changed my life!“ – Justin

Will you ever offer the 8-Week Group Course again, with the Facebook Group and live group calls? 

Although nothing is completely certain in life, I do not plan to offer that version of the course in the future. The original course that I created with Cookie Rosenblum was very successful; however, based on life and work changes for both Cookie and me, we are unable to continue that version of the course. I hope this new version will allow the course to be more accessible and affordable to more people who need it, and eliminate some of the challenges of a group format. Everyone is highly individual, which is why I want to give you all of the resources you need to be successful, as well as give you an extensive library of Q&A audios that you can use to stay on your own path to recovery.

How long will I have access to the Brain over Binge Course after I enroll?

You will have access to the private course website for as long as it is available, which I hope will be for many years. I do not have any plans to change the course in the future (aside from possible small improvements that you’ll get access to). However, I do not believe that promising “lifetime” access is realistic, considering the ever-evolving, changing, and unpredictable nature of life and technology. If I need to end the course in the future, you will still get at least 1 year of access from the date you purchased. I will also give you 2 weeks notice if I ever decide to change or replace an audio or worksheet, so that you can download and save it first.

Do I need the Brain over Binge books to complete the course?

If you sign up for the course, you do not need to purchase the books. The course contains all of the information you need, and guides you in a structured way.

How do I enroll?

Registration is always open. You can enroll here

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