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When we are knee-deep in our cycle of binge eating, dieting, and/or disordered eating, it's only natural to assume that the problem is food. Or eating.

Like if "I could just stop eating" or "if I could just find the perfect diet," I'd be good.

Maybe I need to remove sugar for the rest of my life. Yeah, that's the answer.

Or maybe I just need to count my macros. Or, well, actually, maybe it's the Keto diet that will fix my problems with food.

BUT..., the thing is... there is no right way of eating that will solve this. And there is no perfect diet either.

Because food and eating are not where your problem really lies.

If that were true, then why do we need food to survive?

And what's the deal with the "normal eaters" in your life who seem to eat an amount of food that makes sense for their body size and activity level and eat whatever foods sound appealing to them at any given time? With ease, like it's no big deal...

How about that friend of yours who can enjoy a single cookie and then put a metaphorical period at the end of that experience?

They don't end up feeling the guilt and shame that results in eating the entire box really fast while no one is looking. They are not trying to control themselves from eating everything in sight.

It's not the food itself because they have the same access to food as you do.

So what's the difference between you and the normal eaters in your life?

It's not they are eating differently or have found the perfect diet. Rather they are thinking differently about food.

They have a totally different mindset and context for food. They are not stuck in the "diet mentality." (more on this here, here)

It's our mindset and thought process that gets us so tripped up.

What thought patterns of yours lead to disordered behaviors with food?

xo C

Binge Eating Recovery Resources

  • To learn more about the non-diet approach to healing your relationship with food, check out my free video training series HERE.

  • You can also check out my podcast, Love Your Bod Pod, on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

  • Lastly, you can also check out my books, or online course.

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