How To Change After Binge Eating Has Become A Habit

How To Change After Binge Eating Has Become A...

Binge Eating, Trauma, and How They Are Related

While reliving fond memories can be a pleasant way of interacting with our past, many people's personal history also include trauma. I personally didn't realize how much the things that happen to us contribute to the people we are today, including the way we make food decisions a ...  Show more

What Happened to My Self Control?

What is self-control and why does it break down from time to time? This episodes explores the influence of delay discounting, scarcity versus abundance, exaggerated food reward value, and more on our ability to have strong self-control and willpower when we need it most. Subscrib ...  Show more

"Help! I'm suddenly slipping"

Old behaviors can come butting into our lives, long after we have shown them the door. That's okay. In this episode you'll hear from Charlotte, who found that after months of zero binges, she fell back into that behaviour. In this episode you'll learn how we got her unstuck, past ...  Show more

"I look fat in photos"

When we look at our reflection in the mirror, or at a photo of us taken recently, it's all-too-common to find flaws in our appearance that leave us unhappy. But looking at photos of ourselves from years ago, many people see themselves differently. "Why did I think I needed to los ...  Show more

"I know what to do, I just don't do it" Part 2

In this second episode on closing the gap between *knowing* and *doing*, Georgie shares more practical tips. You'll find out how to start on the bunny slope, go for partial credit instead of pass/fail, and manage emotions about the past which have - until today - held you back li ...  Show more

"I know what to do, I just don't do it" (Part 1)

When you know what to do, but just aren't doing it, how do you get unstuck? Listen in for Georgie's advice on turning what you *want to do* into what you are *actually doing*. In this episode you'll hear about some of the psychological factors that explain why we resist doing thi ...  Show more

Do I even Want to Feel Better?

Mystifying. Puzzling. Baffling. We could use any of these adjectives to describe the phenomenon of knowing what to do to make ourselves feel better - and not doing it. It's one thing to not know. But when it's right there, you know it's doable and that it's effective, what the he ...  Show more

What Does It Mean?

“Maybe it means I really just need to find some willpower!”" I worry that my struggling with the workload means I’m not cut out for this job.” (That was Brian.)“If I crave a burger, does it mean I need nutrients, like iron?” All these people wanted to know, “what does this behavi ...  Show more

There's An Idea

What if urges to binge eat or compulsively raid the cabinets didn't feel so... urgent? What if they were weak, flimsy thoughts that passed by? In this episode, we'll talk about how changing your perspective can help you successfully pass on things which used to trigger uncontroll ...  Show more

Clearing Your Mental Filter

With so much information coming us during every waking hour, we  naturally pay more attention to some data than others. But left unchecked, your mind may focus on prioritizing the wrong type of information. In this episode we'll talk about how to discover what kind of filtering y ...  Show more

The Power Of Possibilities

Taking stock of our past often leads us to conclude that the future will be a repetition: same struggles, same mistakes, same old patterns. But that line of reasoning has a crucial flaw. In this episode we explore the most beneficial perspective to take when it comes to your futu ...  Show more

My Brain Is A Liar (But It's Ok, So Is Yours)

Cognitive distortions are part of the “launch sequence” you could say, leading up to binge or emotional eating.  The idea of eating a lot of food isn’t itself compelling, but it’s these sabotaging thoughts - which are kind of like little lies - that nudge you into doing it by say ...  Show more

"I Should Be Able to Handle It"

Somewhere in time, many of us got the idea that we "should be" able to perform certain tasks. We might base it on the idea that everyone else can do X, therefore we ought to as well. Or we might reason that after working on recovery for so long and investing so much effort and mo ...  Show more

The $895 Sweater

"I just want to eat". You've probably had this thought as you're considering all the other things you could choose from in this moment. But you're tired. It's been a hard day. You don't want those other things as much as you want food. In this episode, you'll find the tools you n ...  Show more

Your Overwhelm Management Guide (OMG)

Heading back to work after a holiday is prime time for a wave of overwhelm. Feeling overwhelmed includes feeling small, incapable, confused, and frustrated. And unfortunately, many of us end up in this state on a daily or weekly basis! A sense of overwhelm might have sent you sea ...  Show more

You Will Feel So Good ... Later.

Have you had any "wow, this sucks" moments lately? If so, know this: it's a sign you are making progress if you feel intense emotions. Maybe they are more intense than ever before. It means at least in this moment, you haven't numbed or distracted yourself with food. Getting thro ...  Show more

Reset Your Relationship With Your Trigger Foods in 4 Steps or Less

If you have a rocky past when it comes to potato chips, should you banish them from your home forever? What if your trigger food is chocolate -- does that mean you must never buy m&m's again? Or can you only call yourself 'recovered' when you can have your trickiest foods at home ...  Show more

The Magical Effect of Taking A Break and De-Escalating

Being tired is one of the most common triggers for binge eating. And when we feel "tired" most people are experiencing not just physical fatigue, but also the emotional drain of dealing with responsibilities, challenges and... life! In this episode we'll talk about what makes our ...  Show more

Meeting Your Psychological Needs

There's nothing quite as upsetting as noticing someone is in distress and being able to do NOTHING about it. All too often, that person is us. We might notice through self-monitoring (see prior episode) that we are having a hard time, or just barely surviving, but draw a blank on ...  Show more