Author: bingecoach

Facts and Beliefs about Addiction and Bad Habits

Fact There is no consensus as to the cause or cure for addictions and bad habits. Fact The majority of people who suffer from addiction do recover. Fact The majority of people who recover, recover on their own without clinical intervention. Conventional Belief Addiction fills a void. Logical belief. Addiction creates a void. Conventional Belief…

By bingecoach September 18, 2019 Off

Study Says Food Insecurity May Trigger Binge Eating

The International Journal of Eating Disorders has published the results of a survey suggesting persons suffering from food insecurity or perceived food insecurity were more likely to also suffer from a binge eating disorder or a related disorder. For the purposes of the study, the standing DSM-5 definition of binge eating disorder was used. The Diagnostic Statistical Manual…

By bingecoach September 6, 2019 Off

Powerless Over Food? Let’s Think Again

12-step addiction programs like overeaters anonymous want you confess that you are powerless over food. The evidence that you’re powerless, according to 12-steppers, is that you have the addiction. Of course you’re powerless! You’re an addict! This is the logic. At best, this is nonsense. At worst, it’s a manipulative, cult-like tactic. In the minds of…

By bingecoach August 4, 2019 Off

How to Stick to a Diet

I’ve had a solid week of sticking to my diet! I was shocked when I realized that. And then sad that I was shocked. Do you get it? For my journaling prompt today, let’s use the following: Journal Prompt: I will ALWAYS stick to my diet! (My diet isn’t a diet, really. It’s a nutrition…

By bingecoach May 10, 2019 Off

I Don’t Want to Stop Binge Eating

Every binge eater is conflicted on the inside. Here is the breakdown of the conflict: I want to eat right and be healthy. Binge eating is killing me. vs I want to eat everything in sight and NO ONE can stop me. Most of the time we don’t recognize the pro-binge-eating side of the conflict.…

By bingecoach April 29, 2019 Off

Triple D: Three Universal Steps to Stop Binge Eating

On the thought that there are three universal steps to conquer binge eating, I will outline them here. 1. De-brainwash: Understand the truth about binge eating In many cases, we need to be de-brainwashed due to a history of false narratives pushed by pharmaceutical companies, the mental health industry, 12-step programs and other sources of…

By bingecoach March 13, 2019 Off