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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Worrying About Your Weight Nov 16, 2021
 

A few years ago, I was flying home for Christmas after not having seen my parents for more than a year. While I always looked forward to coming home and seeing them, there’s one question that had been keeping me up at night in the lead-up to my trip:

“What is mum going to say about my weight this time?”

I knew mum and dad were both coming to pick me up from the...

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How to Stop Self-Sabotaging with Food Nov 10, 2021

It’s exhausting to spend your whole life feeling self-conscious about your weight.

Worrying about what other people think of you every time you leave the house, hating yourself every time you eat something you shouldn’t, and then spending all day obsessing over how you’re going to make up for it.

Yet sometimes, the only thing that can truly make you feel better in those...
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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Binge Eating Nov 07, 2021


As I woke up, for a few moments all I could feel was intense bliss. But then I remembered.

I binged again.

My mind flashed back to the night before. How I’d gone out to the corner shop in a daze. How I’d hurried through the store, searching for those foods I knew would numb me instantly. How ashamed I’d felt when the store clerk unpacked my shopping basket and scanned each...

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How to Stop One "Bad" Meal From Turning into a Binge Oct 14, 2021


After a couple of weeks of hard work in our respective businesses, my husband and I wanted to let off some steam this weekend. Since neither of us drink and since Melbourne is still in lockdown, we decided to enjoy an epic food feast.

We scoured Uber Eats and discovered an American-style diner nearby with mouth-watering food options. It wasn’t easy to choose from their extensive menu but...

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How Binge Eating Saved My Life Oct 03, 2021
Trigger warning: this article mentions suicidal ideation.

 

A few years ago, I came pretty close to burnout. I had just received a major promotion at work, but since my team was under-resourced I was expected to immediately take on new responsibilities while still doing my old job full-time.

No matter how hard I worked, it barely ever seemed to make a dent in the long list of...

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You’re Not Unlovable Because Someone Didn’t Know How to Love You Sep 21, 2021


I still remember the day it clicked for me that the people who love us do so for who we are, not for what we do. It was a rainy, wet morning and I was still lying in bed as I grabbed my phone to reach out to one of my closest friends.

I felt that I’d been a bit of a crappy friend to her recently. I’d been very caught up in my own stuff and hadn’t reached out to her in a while....

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3 Reasons Why You Should Never Comment on Someone’s Weight Sep 04, 2021
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Why Telling People Unhealthy Eating is Bad For Them is Terrible Advice Aug 22, 2021
 

I was watching a TV-show yesterday in which one of the main characters had started to drink more, to the point where it was affecting their performance at work.

One of their colleagues confronted them and said: “You really have to get your drinking under control. It’s not good for you.”

It made me think of the millions of articles and social media posts that are...

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I Experienced Childhood Trauma and Didn't Even Know it Aug 12, 2021

I remember this day as if it was yesterday. It was a cold winter morning, and I was sitting at the kitchen table reading a book on addiction by Dr. Gabor Maté.
 
Suddenly, as my eyes darted across the page, my heart started pounding so fast it almost jumped into my throat.
 

I had originally picked up this book to research the topic of addiction so I could help my clients...

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How to Stop Binge Eating in 3 Proven Steps Jul 20, 2021


There’s nothing worse than the feeling of not being able to stop eating.

You want to, but you can’t. Despite your best intentions, it’s like a part of you takes over and just eats, and eats, and eats, leaving you feeling completely powerless over food.

People who’ve never struggled with food can’t quite grasp this. When in passing you complain about how much weight...

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Binge Eating vs. Emotional Eating: What’s the Difference? Jul 08, 2021


These days, as a Binge Eating Therapist, I talk a lot about both binge eating and emotional eating. But even just a short few years ago, despite the fact that I was doing both on an almost weekly basis, I had no idea they even existed.

I‘d never heard of the term binge eating, and my idea of emotional eating consisted of eating a pint of ice cream after a break-up like you see in the...

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Why Falling Back into Old Habits is Essential for Change Jun 23, 2021
 

Since deep emotional healing (and subsequent lasting change) only happens when we are truly ready for it, it’s typically preceded by a period of major resistance.

Here’s how this tends to go down.


1—Desire for change

We start to sense (consciously or unconsciously) that the current situation we’re in is no longer serving us, and that we are ready for...

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