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053: How to Avoid Binge Eating When You Stop Restricting and Busting the Myth That Food Freedom Means Losing Control

A lot of people believe that when they remove the food rules and stop restricting themselves, they’ll automatically start bingeing 24/7. I’ve received so many comments on social media about this, and it’s a super common fear. But what if I told you that the reason why you binge doesn’t have anything to do with food? AND, you can completely heal from restricting without going to the other extreme of binge eating?

The truth is that the urge to binge is connected to deeper subconscious root limiting beliefs. There could be issues with control, making you believe that without any rules, you won’t be able to trust yourself around food. For some people, it could also be a subconscious root issue of safety. Rules make you feel safe. Therefore, if the food rules are gone, then the anxiety creeps in, and food is the only way you know how to deal with it.

Binge eating is not a food issue. That’s why it’s important to look at the subconscious root cause of why you have an unhealthy relationship with food. Once those limiting beliefs are gone, removing the food rules won’t even matter. You’ll go straight from restricting to eating intuitively!

In this episode, we’re going to bust the myth that removing food rules will automatically cause you to binge and talk about what needs to be done to help you eat intuitively without the fear of overeating.

Most people think that if you restrict, you’re gonna binge or overeat in your recovery and in your healing. And if you do, then that’s okay. It’s not your fault. There’s no shame in that. But I’m just letting you know there is a world in which you go from restricting to eating intuitively, and you skip the binges. You skip the overeating. - Sloane

In this episode, Sloane talks about:

  • Myths about how not restricting your diet could lead you to binge

  • The importance of rewiring your subconscious beliefs around control

  • The connection between the feeling of safety and your relationship with food

  • The role of willpower in binge eating and overeating

  • How the fear of binge eating is an issue of lack of trust

  • The link between comfort and emotions and your relationship with food

  • The importance of rewiring the subconscious root cause of your food struggles

  • …and more!

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