Binge Eating Ceasefire

Take the first steps to end binge eating ... for good

A proven method with Georgie Fear, RD

One of the scariest parts of binge eating and emotional overeating is that feeling that "someone else is in control."

When you're standing at the kitchen counter looking down at that empty ice cream container, and wondering, "Who did that?"

When you're sitting in your car with fast food wrappers on the floor, and your body aches, and the shame feels like you can hardly bear it.

That moment when the "binge brain" breaks loose and you feel like another person has grabbed the wheel.

When you wonder,

"Why can't I just eat like a normal person? What's wrong with me?"

The sneakiest thing about binge behavior

You've probably noticed that no matter how hard you fight your urge to binge, it comes back stronger than ever.

That's because nearly all of our coping strategies for binges are like a boomerang. The harder you throw, the harder it comes back.

  • Get mad at yourself and promise you'll knuckle down (again) and get serious (again) about sticking to that strict diet? That's a powerful boomerang.
  • Start counting points, carbs, or another "number" around what you eat? That can be a strong boomerang, too.
  • Try that new way of eating, with a lot of rules about what's "clean" or "dirty"? For someone struggling with binge behaviors, that's a dangerously powerful boomerang.

In fact, just about everything that "diet culture" tells you to do to get control over bingeing will actually boomerang and make the monster stronger.

As someone who has developed a binge pattern, the solutions that seem to work for "everyone else" can actually be harmful to you

And you have more company than you think.

About 2.8 million folks in the U.S. alone have full-blown binge eating disorder. Millions more struggle with emotional eating and binge behavior.

And many of them keep it hidden, even from those they love.

Binge eating disorder affects three times the number of people diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia combined.

It affects all genders, races, ages, and income levels.

But you aren't broken, and you don't have to keep hurting

Our food and diet cultures are pretty clueless about how to break up with a binge eating pattern.

But there is a proven solution.

There's ample scientific research on how to systematically defuse and refocus the triggers that lead to a binge.

It's what a well-trained therapist or Registered Dietitian would lead you through.

And perhaps the most important first step is to put down the boomerang. Quit doing the things that add to those feelings of shame and lack of control, and just quietly set it down.

It sounds simple, and in a way, it is. But it's not necessarily easy. And it's really useful to get some guidance.

Introducing the "Breaking Up with Binge Eating" 3-week Cease Fire workshop

We're passionate about our Breaking Up with Binge Eating program. It's been incredible to watch the breakthroughs as folks gain control of their binge behaviors and start to feel happy and healthy again.

And nearly every week, we get emails asking when we're starting a new group.

The trouble is that that program walks our participants through distinct phases. And hanging out with the folks in Phase 4 is incredibly counterproductive for the ones who are just getting started.

It's kind of like high school. Seniors are thinking about a whole different set of issues than freshmen are. And both groups need to put their energy and focus on their priorities. Applying for college is really different than struggling with 9th-grade algebra.

We didn't want to ask people to just keep hurting while they waited for the next program start date. So we created the Breaking Up with Binge Eating 3-week Cease Fire workshop.

It's designed to start you on your binge-free journey, with the crucial first steps toward freedom.

Here's what's in the program:

Immediate access: Strengthen your decision

If you sometimes have mixed feelings about ending your relationship with binge eating, you're not alone! You might be surprised by how many people have aspects they don't necessarily feel ready to say good-bye to.

And nearly everyone on the planet finds that good intentions are tough to keep going.

This lesson walks you through clarifying and strengthening your motivation to start strong.

And when your motivation wobbles (it does for all of us!), you'll know how to reactivate it.

Week 1: Setting down the boomerang

This lesson gives you a new technique that will significantly reduce the physiological likelihood of bingeing.

It's one of the most important steps you'll ever take on your journey, as you learn a powerful way to turn off the urge cycle and "put down the boomerang."

Best of all, it's easy. No white-knuckling or heroic willpower needed.

Week 2: Detaching from binge urges

This is where we start to activate your binge-stopping superpowers!

The powerful, research-based 3D Binge Stopper Process will help you to start to say good-bye to that "binge brain" that feels like another person in your head.

You'll learn and practice a vital strategy to stop binge urges when they're still tiny.

And you'll learn to quiet down those unhelpful "intense debates" you have with yourself that can trigger a binge.

Week 3: Future-proofing your life

This week is about future-proofing yourself, so you can handle anything that comes your way.

  • Like that work function where Frank brings 5 pizzas to a meeting with 3 people
  • Like the birthday party with the big gooey sheet cake that doesn't even really taste good, but ...
  • Like the hour between getting home from work and starting dinner, when you're exhausted and just want to de-stress and enjoy yourself a little

This week, you'll develop strategies for those difficult times when willpower alone just doesn't cut it.

These steps come directly from our successful Breaking Up with Binge Eating program.

At the end of your three weeks, you'll have made real progress toward stabilizing your eating. Most participants report greatly reduced bingeing at this point.

Even more important, they report feeling more at peace with themselves. The ache of shame is significantly reduced. The moments of "What just happened to me?" become fewer and fewer.

These three weeks are enough for some to break free of binge behavior. But most folks find that they want to continue with the full process and make a permanent break with binge eating.

You may decide to move forward with a licensed therapist or one of our one-on-one coaches. Or you can keep practicing your Cease Fire skills and join our Breaking up with Binge Eating program when we're next open to new participants.

FAQ

Questions about Breaking Up with Binge Eating

We get a lot of questions about our approach to binge patterns and emotional overeating, and about our Breaking Up with Binge Eating program specifically.

And I love that. It means you're taking a thoughtful approach to your health goals, instead of chasing the latest fads like nearly everyone else.

Here are some questions we've seen about the program and our approach:

Q. I've already tried everything else. Why would this work for me?

A. It's so easy to get demoralized with weight management and restoring a healthy relationship with food because so much diet advice is flat-out terrible.

We all see those friends who lose weight on that new diet. What we don't see is the rebound overeating, diet fatigue, and eventual weight-regain (usually ending up bigger than you were before) -- because those aren't things most folks put on Instagram.

If you've tried and failed on the traditional diet cycle, that makes you 100% normal. The solution is to get out of that cycle and into the sustainable practices that actually work.

Q. You say that Nutrition Loft isn't a diet -- but all the new diets say that. What's different?

A. All of the "name brand" diets out there (Keto, Paleo, Bright Line, Weight Watchers ... there's a long, long list) have one thing in common. They've had to come up with a marketing "hook" to attract your attention.

Usually, that means ignoring about 90% of the science and focusing on 10% that tells a good marketing story.

But human beings are complex, and our relationships with nutrition and food are complex.

A Registered Dietitian learns to look at all of the evidence (not just a sliver to prop up the newest fad diet) in order to give advice that will actually help you reach your goals.

Scientific studies show us what tends to work, what tends not to work, and what works temporarily because we think it does (the placebo effect).

Science isn't always sexy. It doesn't tend to sell diet books or expensive programs. But it does tell us what to do to move toward our goals.

Our program is based on sifting through all of the credible scientific evidence, and interpreting it in plain language so you can benefit from it.

Q. My friend told me weight loss was scientifically proven not to work. Is that true?

A. A study in 1959 showed that only about 5% of study participants were able to sustain weight loss. And that 95% failure rate has been thrown around ever since.

But that study was small, and the participants had very specific challenges.

Since the 1950s, we've learned more about nutrition and health -- and we know a lot more about how the brain works.

Many modern studies show that weight loss is absolutely possible when it's approached in the right way. That "right way" is usually a collection of improved skills, mindset, and lifestyle, rather than one of the traditional "name brand" diets.

(The few folks who do succeed with name-brand diets also practice improved skills, mindset, and lifestyle!)

Our program gives you a system based on science to relearn a healthy relationship with food, then move on to restore your happiest and healthiest weight.

Q. Can binge eaters ever lose weight?

A. Some authors claim that those with disordered behaviors, including binge or emotional overeaters, are somehow incapable of maintaining a caloric deficit (eating slightly less) in order to lose weight.

That isn't supported by the evidence, and it's not supported by my history with my clients.

However, if you do have a binge or emotional overeating pattern in place, the most important thing you can do for weight loss is to stabilize and end those patterns.

Then you'll be ready to move forward to a healthier, happier weight.

As long as a binge eating pattern is in place, it's true that it's incredibly difficult to escape the lose-and-rebound cycle that so many dieters experience.

Q. How long before I lose weight?

A. Let me answer this way.

If you want to fly to Paris, and you just go stand at the airport, it won't happen. You have to buy a ticket first.

Even though this flat piece of paper in no way resembles two glorious weeks in the City of Light. Until you buy the right ticket, you're not getting on that plane.

The important thing is not to buy a ticket to somewhere you don't want to go -- and that's what traditional dieting sells you. Because I'm sure there are interesting things to do in Antarctica and all, but Paris has way better shopping. (And eating!)

I know this will turn off the folks who want to lose weight in the next few weeks, and that's ok. My obligation isn't to them, it's to you.

If binge eating or emotional overeating are significant patterns for you, stabilizing and ending that behavior is your "ticket to Paris." Until that step is done, sustained weight loss will stay out of reach.

Ready to say good-bye to binge patterns and emotional overeating?

Our comprehensive Breaking Up with Binge Eating program takes you from the stabilization of your overeating pattern through key mindset changes that work with how your brain works.

Once we've fully stabilized any tendency to binge, it moves on to healthy, sustainable weight loss, for those who desire that.

We open up Breaking Up with Binge Eating to new students about twice a year. But you don't have to wait for the next enrollment period to get started.

Our Breaking Up with Binge Eating Cease Fire workshop will take you on the crucial first steps to putting an end to bingeing forever -- and prepare you for a lifetime at your happiest, healthiest weight.

We've made it convenient and cost-effective to take your first steps.

Go ahead, just to the right, at the top, is where you take that step. 

You're protected by Nutrition Loft's money-back guarantee

No one wants to feel like they've paid for something that didn't work.

We invite you to register for this workshop without risk. If you don't believe the approach is right for you, we'll happily refund your enrollment fee ... just let us know within 30 days from your registration date.

We're confident that our evidence-based approach will help you make the sustainable changes you need for a healthier, happier lifestyle. And we're happy to back that confidence up with a 100% guarantee.

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Starting today, this workshop can change your relationship with food.

Click the button to the top-right to register.

You'll get lifetime access to this self-paced workshop, so you can take the first steps toward freedom from bingeing and emotional overeating.

You always have other options

We don't believe in high-pressure marketing that disempowers you. (That's just more garbage diet culture.)

The truth is, you have other options to start to break free of a binge eating pattern.

You can work one-on-one with an RD or a therapist who's trained in working with binge behavior. That's a great option, but for most of us, it's expensive. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult to find.

Our participants have also found that when they're getting started, it can feel really hard to discuss their issues face-to-face. Having a way to make progress in private can be a real gift.

You can also read some more books. There are some excellent ones out there! But if you've read this far down the page, you've probably explored books in depth.

We love books, and we read a ton of them. But for most people, books tend not to be the best way to work steadily toward recovery.

Or you can try yet another "way of eating." Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Blood Type Diet, or whatever the next one is that comes down the line.

For most who are struggling with binge behavior, that's almost always the least effective option. Because whatever they call themselves, all of those are diets.

And they boomerang. All they do is feed the Binge Monster and make it stronger.

Starting today, this workshop can change your relationship with food.

Click the button to the top-right to register.

You'll get lifetime access to this self-paced workshop, so you can take the first steps toward freedom from bingeing and emotional overeating. 

You're protected by Nutrition Loft's money-back guarantee

No one wants to feel like they've paid for something that didn't work.

We invite you to register for this workshop without risk. If you don't believe the approach is right for you, we'll happily refund your enrollment fee ... just let us know within 30 days from your registration date.

We're confident that our evidence-based approach will help you make the sustainable changes you need for a healthier, happier lifestyle. And we're happy to back that confidence up with a 100% guarantee.

More about Georgie Fear

Georgie is the co-founder and head coach for Nutrition Loft, home of the Breaking Up with Binge Eating program. She's a Registered Dietician (RD), which means she's had the medical and counseling training to guide you through creating a healthy relationship with food and loosening the grip of damaging behaviors.

Georgie and her co-coach, Maryclaire Brescia, designed this program as an effective, safe way for you to break up with painful binge eating patterns for good.

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