Binge eating: An utterly human characteristic. Isn’t it weird that we humans eat more food…because we ate? Think about it: You’re on a diet, and you slip. Once you slip, it’s easier to keep slipping. So you eat because you ate. And being on a diet is just one example.
We can even do this on one single meal. You eat more than usual feeling heavy, which leads to you to eat even more! After all, you’ve already “eaten more”!
This is beyond Mindless Eating. With binge eating, we eat because we ate. Cats don’t do that. Dogs don’t do that. We do that – pretty successfully.
But why? I mean, it makes no sense. Just like thirst gets satisfied when we drink water, hunger is one of those needs that get satisfied once we put food in our mouth. How does eating food make us want to eat more?
Seriously, where does binge eating come from? Why do we do that? And most importantly…
How can we stop binge eating?
I’d love to answer this question, but I’ll pass the torch to Isabel Foxen Duke, my friend and founder of Stop Fighting Food.
Isabel spent years studying women’s behaviors with food, and discovered that it’s our beliefs and thoughts about food and weight that keep us stuck in the diet-binge cycle — and it’s in changing our thinking that we can find a way out.
And she now wants to help YOU break out of this cycle. If you feel that managing your weight or what you eat is like a full-time job, that you’re out of control around food, or if you just want to know WHY you binge eat, check Isabel’s free introductory training series here.
I’m a proud affiliate of Isabel’s work at Stop Fighting Food. This is the very first time I’m officially supporting someone else’s work, and that’s only because I’ve personally witnessed how effectively Isabel’s methods help people develop a healthy relationship with food, instead of stressing out about it, avoiding it, and then ending up with Nutella in their hands.
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