But that’s rarely the case. It goes deeper.
The same women who binge on crunchy or salty or sweet are often also “binging” in other areas of life too.
They may binge with alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, excessive exercising, a grueling work schedule, unhealthy relationships, or even just running themselves ragged with an exhausting social calendar.
At its root, it’s a pattern. Binging behavior is an escape. It’s a way to numb ourselves. Whether it’s eating food our body doesn’t need or running up credit cards we can’t pay… the result is the same.
By definition, binging is simply “a period of uncontrolled self-indulgence”. And as I first heard from Derek Sivers, “How you do anything is how you do everything.” That’s why our patterns run so deep, showing up throughout many areas of our lives.
To interrupt the pattern, it’s essential to get to the core.
My clients do the work to get to the thoughts and beliefs that are CAUSING the binges. They get beneath the binge. That’s where true relief can be found.