203: How to Truly Stop Binge Eating With Glenn Livingston
Eating disorders or impulsive food habits are no stranger to our society. Junk food is available around the corner from you no matter where you are. Considering that we’re constantly surrounded by flavor bombs of unhealthy food, it’s no wonder so many people struggle with binge eating and food addictions.
There are a few ways to go about addressing food addictions but, of course, some are more effective than others.
That’s why on today’s episode of Personal Development Without The Fluff, we are joined by author of “Never Binge Again,” Glenn Livingston to share with us his weight-loss journey. A journey that involved overcoming a severe emotional addiction to something that you wouldn’t expect to hear… Stay tuned to find out!
You can learn more about Glenn Livingston here.
The Cliff Notes:
- Emotions aren't necessarily the primary cause of an eating disorder but they may lead to one.
- Setting day-specific diet limits is an effective way to prevent binging.
- Junk food essentially makes you high from overloading your tastebuds with pleasure.
- Food advertisements can influence you even if you think they don’t.
- Treat your voice of justification as if it’s not part of you.
- By setting a strict systematic limit on your consumption, it becomes easier to ignore random impulse cravings.
- Your feelings should not determine your food consumption.
- When you know you’ll never have a specific food again, you’ll stop craving it.
“I think that there are some scars that don't go away entirely. I think any formerly obese person can tell when someone used to be fat because there's a certain shame on our face that doesn't ever go away entirely.” - Glenn Livingston