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  • Binge Behavior and Learning to Forgive Yourself

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    Atonement.  Forgiveness. Compassion. This weekend people all over the world will spend time considering, contemplating or acting upon these practices.  Christians, Jews, Muslims, even the non-denominational observant acknowledge the importance of reflection and forgiveness and celebrate the importance of these acts over this holiday weekend.  It’s …

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  • Binge Drinking and Short Bursts of Support

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    When we consider the act of bingeing , the accompanying feelings include shame, hopelessness and a desire to isolate.  It’s only natural to experience these feelings because the concept of bingeing is attached to external cues of disapproval for being out of control, conspicuous consumption …

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  • There are no “5 Quick-Fix Steps To…” Binge Recovery

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    I sometimes laugh when I read the attention grabbing headlines stating that I can change the things that give me grief with few enough “quick-fix” steps that I could count them on my fingers.  It’s probably because I have more than one item on my …

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  • Shopping Binge? Let’s Think About It. A Lot…

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    I don’t have a binge shopping problem (one of the few things I write about that I haven’t experienced) but I get it.  Both on the big flat screen picture scale and the little taste of iPod screen scale, I get the momentary pleasure of …

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  • Binge Eating is Sweet Stupidity

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    The most common types of foods connected to binge eating have sugar in them but surprisingly are not sugar based.  Often foods such as nuts, nut butters, grain cereal and grain crackers are the food of choice; however, there are always sweet temptations close behind.  …

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  • Binge Eating: Not Just on The Mind; In Front of It

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    As it turns out, binge eaters have a lot on their minds.  Specifically in the frontal cortex; the area where decision making and risk evaluation happens.  This is the brain ‘War Room’ in a sense because it tells us what the best decisions to make …

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  • Bingeing and the Science of Self Control

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    Going on a binge is not simply about a lack of self-control as many people assume.  Self-control is part of it; however, the endurance one has during situations requiring self-control, over the binge episode, plays a significant part as well.  Studies show that given an …

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  • The Binge Drinker: What a Character

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    “Who’s coming to the party?” “Me, you, Tom, Mike, Kelly and ‘Binge Drinker’.  We can’t have the party without her!” ‘Binge Drinker the Character’, the ‘insert name here’ friend, sounds like a walk-on part in a screen play and yet, in reality, that part is …

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  • Binge Shopping: Famous People in History

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    People who binge shop often buy things to gain a sense of well being and sometimes uniqueness.  It isn’t necessarily the person who regularly maxes out their credit cards who has a compulsive shopping disorder; more often than not people who binge shop have a …

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  • Binge Eating: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Delicious

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    Being a binge eater is a lot harder than it looks.  From the outside it looks like a person who loves food, loves to consume it and loves to have as much of it as possible.  From the outside, it’s hard to tell the difference …

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