Self-sabotage is common and happens to people from all walks of life. Many people with food addiction, emotional eating or binge eating self-sabotage with food as a way to numb unpleasant emotions or cope with stressful situations. This can lead to feelings of failure and can worsen the behaviors or body dissatisfaction. Then you can get stuck in the vicious cycle of binge eating, obsessing about food and being dissatisfied with your body. Rinse, Repeat.
Traumatic life experiences, including childhood trauma and the relationships you have with your caregivers growing up has a direct affect on the nervous system – often throwing it out of balance. An out of balance nervous system can make it difficult for you to tolerate your emotions and this then lead to using food (and other substances and behaviors) to numb or manage your anxiety, sadness, fear, anger and other emotions. In this episode, I
Behaviors such as binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating and food obsessions are part of systems of power that rank human bodies by size and race and create an illusion that health and virtue are obtained by being thin. Being controlled by size and food is still an accepted way of controlling the futures of women, leading them to wait to have the lives they deserve and desire until they can change their size. What
You’ve realized that diets don’t work for binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction or emotional eating. You’ve been on a lot of diets and even though you lose weight, it doesn’t last. After many diets, you’ve come to the conclusion that there’s more to your food and body image issues than a diet can fix. You feel good about this insight. You may even be working towards taking steps to make peace with food and
Most eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, food addiction and emotional eating occur in women during their reproductive years. It’s not unusual for someone with an eating disorder to also be pregnant or for relapse of an eating disorder to occur during or after a pregnancy. My guest will discuss some of the issues related to nutrition that occur when eating disorder like binge eating disorder, food addiction and emotional eating occur in pregnancy. In