Foodist with Darya Rose, Ph.D

How To Stop Yourself From Nighttime Bingeing

May 17, 2018

“'This will be my last ice cream ever' is a thought I have had so many times I’m embarrassed by it.” - Paul Late night bingeing is an especially tough habit to break. You repeat the same destructive behavior over and over, knowing it’s wrong, but stopping feels impossible because it doesn’t seem like something you can control. Rationalizing the behavior becomes second nature, and you don’t see a way out. This is Paul’s story. Paul knows his bingeing habit is the reason he is overweight. His late night episodes alone in the kitchen are something he looks forward to, but also wants to stop. It doesn't matter if it’s celery sticks or potato chips, it is the act of being able to eat as much as he wants–with no one around to judge him–that’s such a relief and so rewarding. Sometimes behavior patterns like these can be changed by identifying and avoiding your triggers or finding an alternative outlet for whatever it is your brain is craving. But, those solutions are only useful after you've unraveled why you are using this behavior as a source of relief in the first place. Today I help Paul find his “why” so that he can find peace and enjoy indulgences without regretting or overdoing them. For complete show notes visit http://summertomato.com/category/podcast

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