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What to do after binge eating?

If you want to overcome binge eating, focusing on preventing your next binge may not be the best strategy. If you have a junk food addiction or binge eating disorder, emotional eating or want food addiction help, it’s time to take a look at what to do after binge eating. In this video you will learn: 1. How to build overcome binge eating 2. Three things you can do after you binge eat 3. What you need to know to avoid setting yourself up for the next binge
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I love food

Have you ever heard someone say: "The reason I overeat, is because I just love food"? I hear this a lot from my patients with food and body image issues. But when you think about it - food doesn't taste any better if you eat just enough versus if you binge or overeat. So the question is: can you love food without having to eat more than your body needs. How does know this change your behaviors such as binge eating, emotional eating or food addiction? In this video I discuss: 1. How impulsive behaviors around food are driven by deeper needs. 2. What dopamine has to do with your food and body image issues. 3. Why your journey to healing is sacred.
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Shall I tell you what I find most beautiful about you?

The question above comes from the 1984 movie “Starman” and has stuck in my mind because the answer to that question is what exemplifies what makes Americans great. Protests about the death of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic may be triggering your binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating. In this video you will learn: 1. Four techniques to help yourself stabilize and avoid unwanted behaviors during stressful times 2. What makes Americans a beautiful people. 3. Why your experiences during this time can take you deeper into the work of your own recovery.
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Children Are Like Sponges

Many childhood educators have said: "children are sponges." They soak up everything in their environment - both positive and negative. Did you have anyone in your life who made you feel safe and secure as a child? Did you have anyone who was nurturing, someone you could really trust to be there for you? 1. How do early life experiences prepare or injure your ability to deal with your emotions or cope with stress? 2. How do you build res ilience? 3. How does your family’s dynamic affect your current food and body image issues?
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Self - compassion beyond food and body image

Many people with binge eating disorder, emotional eating or food addiction don’t consciously feel they are trying to hate themselves thin, but their food obsession alternating with deprivation, obsessive weighing, compulsive exercise and negative body talk and scale talk are all examples of this. . If you can recognize that you’ve been in this mindset of “hate yourself thin,” ask yourself “how is that working?” Instead, why not try self-compassion.
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Emotions, food and the body

If you are an emotional eater, this problem probably began early in your life. If you were never taught to manage your emotions as a child, this could have put you at higher risk for overeating as an adult. Overeating can unconsciously be a way of trying to change your negative feelings. If you grew up with a lot of toxic stress in your life, you may have found solace in binging on sugar or other foods as a way to cope with your feelings of depression, fear, and shame. That is why overeating are not about food.
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Consistency Trumps Intensity

Not only can chronic stress in adulthood worsen food and weight issues, early life stress can play a potent role as well. Toxic stress in childhood can have an effect on the hardwiring of the brain itself. If you've experienced toxic stress in childhood, your brain is also likely to crave not just sweets but intensity and novelty. If you have binge eating, emotional eating or food addiction, you may have found it difficult to be consistent with your efforts to make peace with food and your body.
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Stress Builds Character

“If you are never tested, you won't be prepared.” Research has shown that toxic stress - for example adverse childhood experiences (prolonged and extreme stress without compensatory support) changes the brain - increasing risk for addictions, eating disorders and other mental and physical health issues. However, on the other end of the spectrum, NO stress deprives a child in particular of the brain changes that help them learn emotional regulation and resilience. In childhood, life experiences AND life stresses (when coupled with family support) help the brain develop pathways that allow the child to better respond to stress in the future. The most important life experience for children is how their parents and other adults interact with them.
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How do you feel about your body?

For over a decade, beginning with the “Dove Campaign for Beauty,” how women feel about their bodies has been the subject of advertising and commentary in the media. Women have been subtly made to feel shame if they feel bad about their bodies. Your relationship with your body is a personal one. Many women have struggled with this relationship especially if they have binge eating disorder, food addiction or emotional eating. It can be difficult to feel good about your body when it seems that no matter how hard you try, your goals for your body are not being met. Beyond that, there is a movement to advise that you Love your body and at least feel positive about your body. Given the history that many women have with their bodies, including a history that may include bodies that have suffered with abuse or violence, it’s not realistic to jump from having a difficult or challenging relationship with your body to all of a sudden being in love with your body.
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Stopping negative self - talk

Self-talk is that little voice in the back of your mind that keeps telling you that you’re not doing anything right, makes you feel no one can be trusted or is mean to you. Negative self-talk is common in people with binge eating disorder, emotional eating and food addiction. Negative self-talk is part of a pattern that you may not be aware of but that can keep you stuck in the past or in repeating the same behaviors over and over whether you want to or not.
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Putting an end to negative core beliefs

Ready to stop obsessing about food, stop hating your body and put an end to sugar cravings? Are you tired of being at the mercy of your emotions, being unable to control binge eating when you feel sad, mad, glad or angry? It may feel like your emotions are in control and you’re helpless to stop unwanted behaviors from getting out of hand. You can put an end to emotional eating and stress eating. The key lies in being able to identify and change your negative core beliefs? Core beliefs such as “I’m not worthy” or “I’m unloveable” may be unconsciously driving your unwanted binge eating, food addiction or emotional eating.
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Are you an out of control eater?

Are you an out of control eater? Can't stop with just one bite? Well, check out this video as I answer this most frequently asked question: "Why can't I stop eating everything?" If you are binging, engaging in emotional eating or eating under stress, you may feel out of control and hopeless you can change. But there is hope that you can change your binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction that makes you feel so out of control.
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Ending Body Hatred

You’re not born hating your body. So what happens to change that? Body hatred can be caused by experiencing weight stigma, being bullied in school or at home or your own internalized feelings that you’re not good enough in your current body. Body hatred, though, is associated with even more episodes of binge eating, higher rates of emotional eating. As well, body hatred can make it feel like you are divorced from your body and that your body is your adversary. You can’t go from body hatred or even body dissatisfaction to body love overnight. Listen to this video to learn what you can do.
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Emotions, food and the body

If you are an emotional eater, this problem probably began early in your life. If you were never taught to manage your emotions as a child, this could have put you at higher risk for overeating as an adult. Overeating can unconsciously be a way of trying to change your negative feelings. If you grew up with a lot of toxic stress in your life, you may have found solace in binging on sugar or other foods as a way to cope with your feelings of depression, fear, and shame.