Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hiya, Folks,

It'll be 9 weeks on Friday that I have been working Kathryn Hansen's book, "BRAIN OVER BINGE."  My results have been incredible and groundbreaking.  I have STOPPED binge eating!

Stop Binge Eating: Brain Over Binge by Kathryn Hansen

It is such an amazing feeling to know that FINALLY my binge eating days are over, but also one of sheer astonishment as to the simplicity of the solution.  It is natural and pure common sense.

One one level, recovery is complicated, which has made writing posts challenging. (I've written about 6 posts I never posted.)  They just became so complicated.

On another level, recovery is so simple, it's effortless most of the time.

I started working the BRAIN OVER BINGE program on September 27th, and similar to Kathryn's experience, I experienced two slips back into old behavior after the 2nd week, but these were an integral part of my recovery.  These slips were totally different now, and I actually saw binge eating for what it was, a habit I perpetuated by continuing to act on binge urges.  I saw myself think the urge, I saw myself act on it, habitually, giving creed to the irrational urge.  I wasn't even enjoying the food.  I enjoyed the food MORE at dinner time, when I was hungry.  Binge eating now seemed pointless, yet I gave in habitually, all the while seeing that the behavior now made no sense.  Binge eating was a creation of my mind, a reaction that stemmed from dieting, a behavior I chose to do, which became a destructive habit maintained by irrational and faulty beliefs.

I have been binge free since.

I eat today when I'm hungry and stop when i'm full and I ignore urges to binge.  And that's it.

The binge urges have for the most part, dissappeared.

The simple method Hansen teaches to end binge eating IS the answer.

I implore you to investigate the book or the website www.brainoverbinge.com if you suffer from binge eating.

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I have met wonderful women on the "B.O.B." website Forum.

One of them, Mary Ann, created a Forum herself, which is found on her website.  Here we communicate with each other, and other binge sufferers can discover how to recover using B.O.B principals, and principals from other books that have been meaningful to Mary Ann.

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I just spent 10 days at The Better Living Lifestyle Center (www.DrArcilla.com), working as Raw and Vegan Chef.

It was wonderful creating new and exciting recipes daily, and living a high raw vegan program again!

I look forward to sharing some new recipes with you in the future.

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All in all, I feel like, finally, everything is coming together for me.  Binge eating is gone and I'm losing weight very slowly and naturally, eating health-giving food.  I finally have high hopes for a binge-free future!

xoxo michelle joy


Cosmic said...

Good for you,Michelle!

I think the trick is to eat frequently as long gaps can trigger the desire to overeat for sure!


'Pure Raw Joy'! HELLO TO ALL! said...

Hi Cosmic! Thanks for your support and comment! Eating something every 3-4 hours is a technique I've heard that can help binge eaters avoid getting too hungry, overeating, and then losing control. However, the Brain Over Binge book teaches that food is not the problem. This book is really about the "mental urges" or "food thoughts" that we have been allowing to drive our behavior. These "urge thoughts" precede the action of binge eating. The book teaches how to learn to stop acting on these "compulsions". So, in understanding how not to act on our thoughts, we are left to only act on true hunger. I have found it doesn't seem to matter how often a person eats, just as long as they are hungry. They can eat very large meals 2x a day or small mini meals the whole day. What a revelation to regain control any way you choose!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your struggle and triumphs. I live in the Lehigh Valley and love food and sharing the goodness of good food yet struggled with binging even as I studied to be a healthcoach. I greatly appreciate your honesty and vulnerability. May God continue to bless you on your journey!!

Anonymous said...

Update, please! :)