Progression from Binge Eating Recovery to Weight Loss: Stopping At Satisfied

This is a transcript of the January 16, 2020 episode of the Breaking Up With Binge Eating podcast. If you prefer to listen instead of read, go for it here!

Have you ever seen memes of "cake decorating fails?" They crack me up. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'll explain. Cake decorating has pretty much become fine art, there are professionals who rival Michelangelo with what they can sculpt out of frosting. I’m talking roses that look completely lifelike, cakes that look like unicorns, cakes with ice skating penguins on top… it’s incredible! 

Cake decorating fails are the hilarious photos of what happens when average non-Michelangelo’s try to decorate cake like one of the masters. A cake that’s supposed to look like a smiling Disney princess comes out looking like a grimacing monster. A cake that’s supposed to be a cute little Easter lamb looks like roadkill. They often put the “expectation” on the left, which...

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Your Questions About Eating Just Enough, Answered

There are 16 habits in my book Lean Habits for Lifelong Weight Loss, and several dozen other actions I regularly use with clients as assignments or “behavioral test-drives”. They cover everything from eating disorder recovery to sports nutrition, communicating, finding joy, boosting fiber intake, and managing sleep. And this one is (according to my clients), the hardest one: Eating Just Enough.

It’s Chapter 3 in the book, and from here on you’ll see the abbreviation we often use in my Facebook groups, EJE.

It’s the one most often that people say they work on for a long time. 

It’s the one people revisit most often after they’ve gone through all the other skills.

It’s also the one that, on average, people just entering my world have the lowest skill in. (Most of them report the highest level of skill in Eating Mostly Whole Foods, if you’re curious).

Here’s an example, because we like data, right? Look at this graph....

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