THE BINGE EATING
FINDing FREEDOM FROM FOOD CHAOS
Help! I can't stop eating
If you are here on my website, I’m imagining this has been a problem for a long time. I know it doesn’t make sense, why do you keep doing it when you know how unhappy and distressed it makes you free. Binge eating doesn’t feel rational, so when the brain can’t sense of why it keeps happening the only conclusion left is that there must be something wrong with you. This is where the shame and guilt takes root.
You may have trouble believing this, but it isn’t your fault. Binge eating happens when the whole appetite system becomes dysregulated. Our appetite is a powerful force so yes, it can over ride your conscious control. This can happen for many reasons; dietary restriction, emotional needs, beliefs and habit as well as trauma and other more complex triggers.
I’m guessing what you really want to know is whether I can help you. The first thing I would want to say is that I’ve been there and I get it. I also put out a lot of free content on YouTube, the podcast and social media so you would be very welcome to check these out. This will give you a better idea about whether my approach is right for you.
My hope is that no one has to struggle with binge eating alone. I offer free content via Instagram, YouTube and the Life After Diets podcast to help you understand your relationship with food and your body. There is the option of working with me one-to-one or to join a therapy or recovery support group.
I believe recovery is about being able to choose what makes you feel good, mentally, emotionally and physically. This is what will set you free from food obsession and misery. Finding sanity with food and making peace with your body is the first step to living the life you deserve.
If you feel anxious or distressed about your eating or body image, your feelings are valid and you deserve to receive support and to see yourself as someone who is thoroughly worthy, no matter what your difficulties with your eating. We cannot hate ourselves into being happier and healthier versions of ourselves. It just doesn’t work that way.