This episode is a little bit different from what we normally do. We heavily focus on the mental, emotional side of binge eating and this episode brings you a science based approach. I respect it and I love it and I’m excited to hear how you guys dig it. I want to hear your thoughts so make sure you are commenting on iTunes and letting me know how you like it. Kathryn Hansen, the author of Brain Over Binge, talks about the neural pathways of our brains and how we develop habits and addictions. She talks about her own recovery, why conventional therapy wasn’t effective and the top tools she used to build new habits around food.
Kathryn Hansen recovered from bulimia in 2005; she is dedicated to educating & empowering women/men who struggle with binge eating. She is the author of "Brain over Binge," and "The Brain over Binge Recovery Guide". Kathryn also leads online courses to support individuals in achieving recovery. Her books & courses offer an alternative perspective--teaching brain-based reasons for binge eating, and departing from mainstream ideas that say eating disorders are the result of underlying emotional/psychological problems.
In this episode, Kathryn shares:
4:35- Why conventional therapy couldn’t cure Kathryn's binges.
6:00- Our brain’s scientific response to dieting.
8:28- How Kathryn developed the habit of binge eating and how she overcame it.
17:02- The difference between food addictions and habitual patterns around food.
19:50- The main thing we need to do in order to stop binging.
25:30- The importance of eating adequately.
29:04- How to eat in a way that feels normal.
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