Tracking

Tracking, monitoring, and journaling are hugely beneficial practices as you begin to change your habits and patterns around food. Our experiences are very complex. Tracking and monitoring can help bring your awareness to the forces and dynamics that might be impacting you and your tendency to binge eat or emotionally eat. The general framework I …

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An Embodied Action-Oriented Approach to Binge Eating and Emotional Eating: Interoception

Because my way of working with clients who want to lose weight and struggle with binge eating/emotion eating is unique, I want to explain how it works and why it is so powerfully beneficial. I draw heavily on embodied action-oriented interventions, improv, drama therapy, CBT/DBT/ACT/CBS/exposure, and evidence-based principles more generally. One of my favorite quotes …

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Interoception

Emotional eating and binge eating can feel very out of your control. But it is important to begin conceptualizing these behaviors as occurring within a system: your context/environment; thoughts; feelings; physical sensations; other behaviors. There are often elements/forces/dynamics that precede binge eating. You might find you tend to binge and experience overwhelming emotions when you …

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Rituals of Care

Many people soothe and comfort themselves with food. If you regularly find yourself turning to food to cope with your emotional life, I encourage you to instead create rituals of care for yourself. Live your life on a foundation of extraordinary self care. Here are some ideas to get you started: Eat a healthy diet. …

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