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Tips to Help You Stop Purging

If you’ve read my books or blog, you’ll know that I did not purge through self-induced vomiting (instead, I purged with excessive exercise and also with restrictive eating).  I fully realize that those of you who purge through self-induced vomiting face a different set of challenges in recovery. Many of you have told me that […]... Read More
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Learning How to Eat in Recovery

A central theme of my new book is that only 2 goals are necessary for recovery: 1.) Learning to dismiss urges to binge  and  2.) Learning to eat adequately I share principles, recommendations, written exercises, and resources to help you accomplish those two goals in a way that works for you. One of the resources I recommend–primarily in the area of learning […]... Read More
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“My Case is Different”: When You Feel Your Unique Problems Prevent Recovery from Binge Eating

Do you find yourself thinking that quitting the binge eating habit may work for others, but not for you? Do you think your life is more complicated than others who have recovered? Do you think your binge eating may have developed for deeper reasons, or that you have too many struggles in your life to […]... Read More
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Overeating, Part III: Practice Thankfulness

When I was planning out this blog series on overeating, I envisioned this third and final post to be a little different (see Part I and Part II). I thought I would share some practical tips for conquering any problematic overeating you may have after binge eating stops, but this week I was inspired to take this post […]... Read More
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Overeating, Part II: Don’t Overdo Self-Control

(This is the second post in my blog series on overeating. You can find Part I here. ) To recover from binge eating, you are not aiming for heroic control of everything you put in your mouth; and this is very important when it comes to discussing overeating. Ending binge eating is not about ending all […]... Read More
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Overeating, Part I: My Experience

I want to spend three blog posts talking about overeating – why do we do it? is it normal? how much is okay? how is it connected to binge eating? In this post, I’m going to briefly describe my experience with overeating, if I should even call it that. I consider all of my eating […]... Read More
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Do You Want to Recover?

Since I wrote Brain over Binge, I’ve noticed that a common reason people give for continuing to binge is that they aren’t sure they really want to quit. Even though they may understand why they binge, even though they can recognize the irrational thoughts of the lower brain; they can’t quite convince themselves to ignore those thoughts, […]... Read More
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Facing Fear in Binge Eating Recovery (and Life!)

*Update 2019: I wanted to update this 2012 post because I’ve been thinking about how fear can sometimes discourage binge eaters from making the changes they desire. I also thought about this post (and my prior driving fear that I talked about here) during a 22-hour road trip that I just returned from. I was […]... Read More