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Episode 62: Fear of Hunger in Binge Eating Recovery

In Episode 62, Kathryn discusses how anxiety about hunger can be harmful as you learn to stop binge eating, and how to have a more peaceful relationship with your hunger. During this episode, you’ll hear a Q&A audio from the Brain over Binge Course that addresses this topic. Blog post with course Q&A’s: BrainoverBinge.com/questions Brain […]... 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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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
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Episode 57: Rethinking Day 1 of Binge Eating Recovery (Part I)

In Episode 57, Kathryn explains how you can start something new in recovery, or make a renewed commitment to yourself, in a way that helps you move toward a binge-free life. She talks about her own experience of continuously starting over in recovery, and explains how you can successfully approach your own “Day 1.” Related […]... 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 2

In order to end the binge eating habit, it’s necessary to stop acting on the urges to binge. You are trying to de-condition a habit, and to do that, you want to stop reinforcing the brain pathway that leads you to binge. Once the binge urges no longer lead to binge eating, the brain will […]... Read More