Binge eating is so many things to so many people. Mostly, it’s a source of stress, anxiety, shame, and guilt. Over the past two months we’ve explored many ideas about binge eating, but still have barely scratched the surface of what it is or how it impacts your life. In this post I’m going to outline some great resources to help you go deeper, heal faster, and feel supported in your journey to wellness.
Binge eating on Live the Whole
To begin with we’ve got a bunch of great binge eating resources here on the site to get you started exploring this experience. A lot of the posts have free downloads like worksheets, or videos explaining some concepts in more detail:
What is binge eating? It’s more than just eating a lot of food. Has a video to go with it.
Why do you binge eat? Understanding this is totally key to healing. Has an in-depth worksheet.
6 joyful things to do instead of binge eating. Quick, joyful ways to get a break. Includes a printable checklist.
We explore using nourishment to heal binge eating. Comes with a worksheet.
Then we look at going deeper and using embodiment to heal. Comes with a worksheet and a video.
And then we have two posts with some real-life reader stories with some awesome takeaways.
Books you can buy
The Gift of Our Compulsions by Mary O’Malley. This is my absolute favourite book for learning how to think about any kind of behaviour you think of as out of your control, unwanted, or compulsive. Mary O’Malley teaches the wisdom of seeing the gifts and messages in this behaviours, and helps you arrive at the lessons these things can teach you if only you can listen. It’s powerful book, wonderfully written, and really very touching.
Why Weight? A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth. This is a really in-depth and explorative workbook from a binge eating expert. Geneen Roth combines wonderful insight with prompting journalling questions to get you exploring sides of yourself you’ve probably never connected before. If you’d like to try doing some inner work at your own pace, this can be a super-awesome guide.
E-Course: Shake up your Binge Eating is a free 7 day e-course all about how to use green smoothies to nourish yourself. This can be your first steps towards a more holistic healing of your binge eating cylces.
Meditation: Many people are finding relief from drawing and coloring practices. Check out the super-popular Zentangle post to find out how to get started with nothing more than a pen and paper.
E-Book: Fall in Love with Yourself is a free ebook I wrote full of techniques to bring more self-love into your life. This is often so crucial to recovery, but so, so hard to develop. So, grab the book and get loving!
Facebook group: The Binge Eating Disorder Support Group on facebook is pretty cool. It’s a closed group, so only members can see what goes on in there. It’s full of people at all stages and levels of binge eating and is staunchly focussed on positive support, recovery, and looking deeper at the causes and strategies of binge eating.
Institute for Psychology of Eating: If you’re looking for a more holistic mind-body approach, this is the place to find it. I’m trained by the institute and their site is full of great info, videos, and podcasts for all aspects of your journey. Here’s a collection of their binge eating specific information.
Work with me: I specialize in working with women who struggle with emotional eating and weight loss to get them free, happy, and gorgeous. If you want a purposeful one-on-one program full of support and strategies, this is what you need.
What do you think?
What resources do you love? Leave a comment and let us know 🙂