The Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross Show

Put an end to binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating. You can make peace with food and your body and have the energy and vitality you want!


I’ve discussed in recent emails and podcasts the importance of recognizing how shame and guilt can affect your eating behaviors and can exacerbate binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction and emotional eating.  This is a very difficult subject and one most of us don’t want to think about.  But it is important topic to understand.  When we shame ourselves and when we set unrealistically high expectations and then feel guilty or shame ourselves for not meeting them,
Ever blame yourself for something you think you should have done or something you did that was wrong?  Maybe you blame yourself for your last binge or for not living up to your values or goals for the future.  Is it possible to overcome the shame, and feelings of failure?  In this episode we will discuss: The difference between guilt and shame What is healthy guilt? Why you may want to hold on to guilt

Self-Compassion Beyond Food and Body Image

Posted by Carolyn Ross on  March 24, 2020

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On today’s episode I will discuss: 1. What is self-compassion? 2. Why is self-compassion so important? 3. How can you develop self-compassion?   HOMEWORK:  List 2 ways in which you can treat yourself with more compassion.  Many people who have trouble feeling self-compassion, can imagine being compassionate towards a small child or a pet.  So think of how you can give yourself the same care you would give to a small child or pet. EPISODE
In this episode I will be discussing how shame which can start in childhood can impact your eating behaviors, self-confidence and self-acceptance.  Exercise: 1.  Picture yourself at your family’s dinner table.  Ask yourself which foods were “forbidden” to you and why.  What emotion did you feel? 2.  Next imagine a time when you felt shamed about your body or your size.  What emotion did you feel? 3.  Now go back to each situation in 1 and
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Overcoming Resistance to Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Posted by Carolyn Ross on  January 20, 2020

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    In today’s episode, I will be discussing 5 points of resistance in trying to overcome binge eating disorder that can keep you stuck, repeating the same behaviors over and over again. I will discuss specific ways to address these stumbling blocks so you can overcome binge eating disorder.   What you’ll learn listening to this episode: 1. The 5 Key Points of Resistance in healing from binge eating disorder 2. What is exercise