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Binge Eating Recovery During a Crisis, Part II: Opportunity to Accept Imperfect Eating (and Still Not Binge)

[You can read Part I of this blog series here] This is an unprecedented time when no one knows exactly what to do. Many of our normal routines are not possible, many of our everyday opportunities for connection and enjoyment are gone, and our work and education are either on hold or have changed significantly. […]... Read More
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Binge Eating Recovery During a Crisis, Part 1: Opportunity to Binge

This is the first part of a 3-part series that I’m going to complete over the next several weeks, and I hope it will help you in some way during this difficult time of dealing with the direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus crisis. Even if the virus itself hasn’t impacted you or your […]... Read More
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Episode 61: Don’t Break Your Resolutions With Binges

In Episode 61, Kathryn talks about how New Year’s Resolutions can sometimes interfere with your efforts to stop binge eating. She explains how you can avoid following thoughts that say “you’ve already failed, you might as well binge,” which often appear after you break other resolutions. Related Episode: Episode 30:  No Resolutions to Diet BRAIN […]... Read More
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Don’t Start the New Year with a Diet

*Originally posted on Jan. 1, 2017. Updated and republished Jan. 1, 2020 This will be a short and simple blog post, and the message is just what is stated in the title. It’s the New Year, and you’ll of course see that people are going on diets; you’ll see weight loss heavily marketed as a […]... Read More
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Holiday Food Talk, and How to (Not) React to it

*Originally published on December 1, 2016.  Revised and re-published Dec 1, 2019 Today, I want to share something that I hope will not only help you during the holidays, but in many situations where you encounter “food talk.” I’m sure we all have those friends or relatives who can’t seem to participate in a meal or […]... Read More
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Holiday Yes’s and No’s are Separate from Binge Yes’s and No’s

*Originally published Nov. 1, 2016.  Revised and re-published Dec. 1, 2019 If you are newly binge-free, or trying to stop binge eating, you may be wondering how to manage the holidays. First, I want you to know that you can avoid binge eating regardless of the date on the calendar. There actually isn’t anything special […]... 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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Identity Reconstruction in Recovery (Guest post by Katherine Thomson, Ph.D.)

I am excited to bring you a guest post from Katherine Thomson, Ph.D., who contributed some extremely helpful ideas and advice to my 2016 book The Brain over Binge Recovery Guide. She also shared great insights and information in three of my podcast episodes so far: Episode 35: Fostering a Positive Mindset in Recovery, Episode […]... Read More