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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 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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Moderation, Choice, and Creating Your Way of Eating: Healthy Changes After Recovery, Part I

*Originally published in May 2018 ____________________________________ This is the first part of a 2-part blog series on creating healthy changes for yourself after you end binge eating…that is, if you want healthy changes. There are certainly no requirements, and there’s nothing you have to do. You don’t need to eat healthily to achieve or maintain freedom from binge […]... 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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Affordable Help: An Alternative to One-on-One Coaching

If you’ve read my blog posts or listened to my podcast, you’ve likely heard about my 8-Week Course. The course will be starting soon (at the time I’m publishing this post), but instead of just listing the features and benefits, I want to talk from the heart a little about this course. I wrote Brain over […]... 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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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