If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset.
Most contemporary thought on overeating and bingeing focuses on healing and self-love. But people who've overcome food and weight issues often report it was more like capturing and caging a rabid dog than learning to love their inner child.
Open the cage even an inch - or show that dog an ounce of fear - and it'll quickly burst out to shred your healthy eating plans, undoing all your progress in a heartbeat.
From his perspective as a formerly food-obsessed psychologist - and previous consultant to major food manufacturers - Dr. Livingston shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently dis-empowering your "fat-thinking self". He reveals much of his own personal journey in the process.
If, despite your best intentions, you find yourself in one or more of the following situations, then this book is for you.
You've tried diet after diet with no permanent success
You constantly think about food and/or your weight
You feel driven to eat when you're not hungry (emotional overeating)
You sometimes feel you can't stop eating even though you're full
You sometimes feel guilty or ashamed of what you've eaten
You behave differently with food in private than you do when you're with other people
You feel the need to fast and/or severely restrict your food to "make up" for serious bouts of overeating
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This is the first Binge book that I bought and I could completely relate to the inner pig! I've bought many other diet books in my life but this was the first one that gave me a lightbulb moment about how I could exercise control and get off the yo-yo dieting, binge, starvation hell.
The second book I bought after this one was Brain Over Binge. There are a lot of similarities in both books but I got more of the why we binge and many other insights about our urges from Brain over Binge.
I was initially annoyed about being directed to his site in every chapter to get more info or download things. I buy audio books because I don't have a lot of time, but, when I did get the chance to visit his neverbingeagain site and get his Food Plan template I was really pleased that he has the site as well as the book. It does help to listen to interviews and other audio tips about our inner pig and pig squeal.
I'm really glad I bought this audiobook. I love his food plan idea because with every diet I have ever tried, there is always something that isn't allowed that I really enjoy eating...so to make my own lifelong food plan makes total sense to me. I'm not sure I want to put anything in the Never Eat Again category but maybe I'll change my mind about this if I find a particular food giving me more problems that I expected.
I preferred Brain Over Binge by Kathryn Hensen but in all honesty I got something from both books so will definitely listen to them both again...a sign of a great buy!
I have also just downloaded and am enjoying W.A.I.T. loss by Wendy Hendry (recommended by Glenn Livingston).
- LE POIDEVIN SHARON
- Jessica N Lynch