The binge. This is cliché, however we have all seen the tired mom, eating a pint of ice cream directly from the bucket, after the tiring effort of putting her kids to sleep, which takes away whatever remaining willpower she has been mustering all day!
In his book, Healing and Recovery, Dr. David Hawkins describes what he calls the cycle of over-eating
“We get used to a cycle of over-eating; feeling guilty about overeating; and then trying to control it. Then comes hunger, and with the hunger comes the guilt, then appetite, then the expectation of satiation, followed by overindulgence, and guilt again, so there is an endless self-defeating cycle.”
What is happening here?
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