Let's talk about BINGE EATING: an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort) accompanied by a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress and/or guilt afterwards. Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in the United States.
When I hear clients describe binge episodes they quickly following with something along the lines of, "I need to do better/be more strict/have more self-discipline". But, in fact, this is the exact OPPOSITE of what you need to avoid, and recover from, binge eating.
Too often our knee-jerk response is to restrict further; to be a better rule follower, which, as you'll find out in today's podcast episode only encourages the restrict-binge-repeat cycle.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of my 1:1 Nutrition Coaching rockstars, Kate, who has struggled with binge eating in the past and generously offered to share some insights from her recovery story.
Don't miss today's episode as we dive deep into why binge eating occurs, why it's never an effective coping strategy, why the fear of judgement makes it so hard to ask for help, and how you can begin to re-write your relationship with food in order to recover from binge eating once and for all.