If you’ve ever struggled with binge or emotional eating, I bet you’ve spent a lot of time desperately seeking solutions.
Back in the day, I used to scour the internet looking for something–anything–that would help me stop my body-food struggles. I’ve been there, and I get it.
More than likely, the solutions you’ve found have been temporary solutions at best–and have backfired at worst.
So why doesn’t all that expert binge eating advice actually work? Does it mean that there are no real solutions, and you’re doomed to struggle with binge eating forever?
The answer is NO. You don’t have to stay stuck in the binge eating struggle for the rest of your life. No matter what you’ve read online or been told by a therapist, there IS a way out.
I had full-blown, massive, daily binges back in the day. Now I am completely free, and will never binge again. And it wasn’t because I found the perfect diet or went through 10 years of therapy.
Not only have I freed myself, but I’ve also helped thousands of women find their way to food freedom.
You DON’T have to struggle with binge eating for the rest of your life. You don’t have to rely on diets, willpower, or therapy. You can set yourself free once and for all without pain, shame, or struggle.
Sound too good to be true? Then you’re going to LOVE what I have to say! Read on (and check out the video below) and find out why you don’t have to struggle with binge eating forever!
First of all, what’s up with the conventional binge eating wisdom, and why does it usually fail so badly? That’s because it’s based on faulty logic and outdated ideas.
From my own experience and in working with clients, I’ve noticed two different trends based on two different schools of thought.
The first one is all about willpower and motivation. That means, of course, dieting.
You have to eat “healthy,” eat clean, stay on track with food to keep binging under control. It sets you up for a life of dieting, restriction, and control.
The second camp is geared toward those with more severe eating issues. It’s based on the idea that binge eating is a serious disorder, and you’ll just have to live with it.
That means that you’re going to need constant therapy and treatment, probably for the rest of your life.
Sure, you might “tame the beast” or learn emotional coping mechanisms. Maybe you’ll succeed at healing some of your past trauma or learn to keep triggers at bay. But it’ll always be a struggle.
(Interestingly enough, this is a common philosophy at many binge eating treatment centers…)
So there are two schools of thought. Both of them are based on faulty assumptions. Neither of them work, and I’ll tell you why.
They don’t address the real root causes of binge eating, so they can’t provide lasting solutions.
But here’s the good news. You don’t have to go with either of these schools of thought. There IS a better way. And it starts with understanding the real triggers behind binge eating.
After all, if you know where binge triggers really come from, you can deal with them in a way that actually works!
Now, let’s get down to the good stuff. I’m going to share the top 3 root causes of binging, and what you can do to stop them from triggering you.
You don’t have to struggle forever. You just need to know what you’re dealing with!
Let’s go ALL in and set the record straight about root causes of binge eating–and what to do to shut them down, once and for all.
Binge Eating Trigger #1: Dieting. Most of our clients at Beating Binge Eating have spent their lives dieting like crazy. Everything from Keto to Paleo to Atkins and back again.
But the unfortunate truth is that it doesn’t matter what diet you choose. In the end they all lead you to the same place.
That’s because dieting itself is, quite frankly, one of the biggest binge triggers there is.
Diets mean control. They thrive on a scarcity mentality, too. Here’s what I mean by that…
Restricting your food actually makes your brain believe that food is scarce. And when your brain perceives scarcity, it goes into overdrive to correct the situation.
This means you think about food all the time. You eventually get triggered to overeat. Both of these things make you a lot more vulnerable to binging.
Crazy as it sounds, the one thing that you think will prevent binging is the thing that actually triggers binging. So step #1 to dropping the struggle is letting go of the diet.
Binge Eating Trigger #2: Managing stress and overwhelm with food. Here’s a question for you. How comfortable are you with your emotions? If you said “not very,” you’re not alone. Difficulty in managing stress and emotions often leads to a warped relationship with food.
It’s a lot more tempting to push down emotions rather than let them out, and food is one of the most common emotion-squelchers out there.
Emotional triggers make you reach for food. If you’re not careful, food becomes a habitual go-to when life gets too stressful.
But if you take your time, and learn to simply BE with your emotions, your relationship with food can radically shift, too.
Binge Eating Trigger #3: Patterns turning into habit. Triggers create responses. The more that you respond in the same way (like binging and emotional eating), the more you create behavior patterns.
That means that if you default to binge triggers often enough, binging becomes a regular thing.
Your brain becomes what we call “wired to binge.” Behaviors start repeating on autopilot, sometimes before you know what happened.
Here’s a quick analogy. Say that you were on one side of a grassy field, and you wanted to walk to the other side. What would happen if you walked the same path from one end to the other 100 times?
You’d eventually create a well-beaten path across the field. This path becomes the path of least resistance.
This is what happens when your brain becomes “wired to binge.” You default to binge triggers often enough that binging becomes your new normal.
Now, let’s go back to the grassy field example. Suppose that a roadblock suddenly showed up in the middle of that path you created. What happens next? You’d need to create a new way to get to the same place.
If you repeated the new path often enough, it would eventually become the new path of least resistance. So what does this mean?
You might have one default pattern set now, but you’re not stuck with it forever. You can start creating a new pattern any time you wish.
What if you could create a new path that led you to food freedom instead of binging?
Believe it or not, you can create a new pattern of freedom and ease with food. A pattern that supports you in being happy, confident, and free from cravings.
That might sound impossible, especially if you’ve been struggling with binge and emotional eating for a long time.
I’ve been where you are, and here’s what I want you to know…
You don’t have to spend your life dieting, fighting cravings, controlling your food.. You don’t have to be in therapy forever. You’re not addicted to food and you’re not beyond help.
All you need is the right tools to help you break free. That’s what I’m sharing with you in the link below!
I’ve created a special training, and it’s got all the tools you need to start reprogramming yourself for lasting food freedom.
You’ll learn the real triggers behind your struggle and how to shut them down. You’ll also receive an opportunity to get a personalized path to what we call Food Freedom Forever.
Take your first step on the pathway to freedom today! Click the link below for instant access:
So grab that training, then leave me a comment below! What was your biggest insight or take away from what we talked about here, and how will you use what you’ve learned?
Looking forward to hearing from you!