The purpose of the Q&A Audios is to give you answers—at any time of day or night—to 84 questions that may come up for you during the Course, and to help you gain clarity about what you are learning.

You have access to 2 Q&A Audios on this page:

1. How much focus should I put on recovery?
(This is the first audio, which was included in your Lesson 1 Preview)

2. Food is constantly in my thoughts. Even if I’m not having urges to binge, I’m incessantly thinking about eating.
(Find this audio under Extensive Q&A Recording 4, near the bottom of the page.)

In the audios below, I believe I’ve covered every question I’ve been asked over my years of helping binge eaters. I hope the audios provide the answers you need to be completely free. You can read through all of the questions that are included in the complete Course.

Q&A Audios, Lesson 1

How much focus should I put on recovery?

Can you explain more about the word “dismiss”? Is it the same as willpower?

Audio length – 8:32

What does “don’t diet” mean?

Audio length – 6:44

Should I exercise during recovery? 

Audio length – 9:46

What if I’m taking medication to try to help me stop binge eating? 

Audio length – 6:09

Q&A Audios, Lesson 2

I’m having a hard time defining my binges. How can I decide what is a binge and what is not?

Audio length – 7:05

I don’t feel like I get urges. My binges feel automatic. How can I dismiss urges if I don’t experience them?

Audio length – 5:11

I feel like there are deeper emotional reasons for my urges. What does that mean for recovery?

Audio length – 5:09

What do I do about all or nothing thoughts that seem to lead to binge eating?

Audio length:  7:21

What if I’m unhappy with my weight during recovery?

Audio length: 8:54

Extensive Q&A Recording 1

Audio length – 55:33

1.) What is the purpose of journaling in the Brain over Binge approach?

2.) What is the role of alcohol in binge eating? Should I drink alcohol while trying to recover?

3.) Should I continue therapy?

4.) How do I deal with others who are dieting?

5.) Can you talk more about the lower brain and why it’s not really me, and how to separate from it?

6.) I don’t seem to be able to eat sugar in moderation.  Should I give up sugar?

7.) I’m overeating in a way that feels very similar to binge eating.  I feel like my overeating is almost as problematic as my binge eating, and it makes me feel out of control.

8.) How can others that I’ve confided in about my binge eating best help me?

9.) How long will it take for my binge urges to go away once I stop acting on them?

Separate Recordings for Each Question in QA Recording 1

What is the purpose of journaling in the Brain over Binge approach?

Audio length – 7:08

What is the role of alcohol in binge eating? Should I drink alcohol while trying to recover?

Audio length – 6:23

Should I continue therapy?

Audio length – 8:26

How do I deal with others who are dieting?

Audio length – 9:06

Can you talk more about the lower brain and why it’s not really me, and how to separate from it?

Audio length – 4:24

I don’t seem to be able to eat sugar in moderation.  Should I give up sugar?

Audio length – 5:51

I’m overeating in a way that feels very similar to binge eating.  I feel like my overeating is almost as problematic as my binge eating, and it makes me feel out of control?

Audio length – 2:22

How can others that I’ve confided in about my binge eating best help me?

Audio length – 4:49

How long will it take for my binge urges to go away once I stop acting on them?

Audio length – 6:39

Q&A Audios, Lesson 3

Is it okay to do something else during urges or should I avoid distracting myself?

Audio length – 3:03

Is it okay to eat or drink while I’m having an urge to binge?

Audio length – 5:59

My urge thoughts are compelling and I often end up believing them and acting on them.

Audio length – 2:27

What do I do if my urges keep coming back after I dismiss them?

Audio length – 8:56

I feel like I can’t allow myself to get excited about dismissing an urge or having another success in recovery.

Audio length – 6:43

Q&A Audios, Lesson 4

I’m planning binges in my mind long before I’ll have an opportunity to binge. What do I do about thoughts that come well in advance of a binge?

Audio length – 6:19

I’m still reacting strongly to binge urges. The urges make me feel panicked and stressed, and it seems like a binge is the only thing that will calm me down.

Audio length – 9:00

Should incorporate mindfulness or meditation into recovery?

Audio length – 4:23

I’m having trouble getting past the idea that my binges are enjoyable. Even if I did not have urges, I think I would still choose to binge, if there were no consequences.

Audio length – 6:16

My urges get worse when I’m stressed. I know the urges cause the binge eating, but the stress seems to make it so much harder.

Audio length – 8:34

Extensive Q&A Recording 2

Audio length – 1 hour, 13 minutes

1.) I binge more at night more than I do during the day.  How do I deal with nighttime urges to binge?

2.) How are binge urges different from the binge triggers that I learned about in traditional therapy?

3.) I only feel good when I’m a certain weight or when I look a certain way.

4.) I’m grazing throughout the day and that’s leading to guilt, and binges.

5.) How can I avoid a fear of relapse?

6.)  I do well on days that my life is relatively calm, but when I have a demanding work and family schedule, I find it so hard to dismiss urges.

7.) How do I know if I’m having an urge to binge or if I’m just hungry?

8.) I am working on ending the binge eating habit, but I need to lose weight.  How can I lose weight without triggering my survival instincts?

Separate Recordings for Each Question in QA Recording 2

I binge more at night more than I do during the day.  How do I deal with nighttime urges to binge?

Audio length – 10:46

How are binge urges different from the binge triggers that I learned about in traditional therapy?

Audio length – 8:44

I only feel good when I’m a certain weight or when I look a certain way.

Audio length – 11:57

I’m grazing throughout the day and that’s leading to guilt, and binges.

Audio length – 9:26

How can I avoid a fear of relapse?

Audio length – 7:16

I do well on days that my life is relatively calm, but when I have a demanding work and family schedule, I find it so hard to dismiss urges.

Audio length – 8:50

How do I know if I’m having an urge to binge or if I’m just hungry?

Audio length – 9:46

I am working on ending the binge eating habit, but I need to lose weight.  How can I lose weight without triggering my survival instincts?

Audio length – 6:00

Q&A Audios, Lesson 5

My desire to restrict food feels very strong.  How can I overcome this so that I can eat adequately?

Audio length – 3:29

I’ll eat dinner or another meal and then I just keep getting more and more food and I often end up bingeing. How do I find a stopping point when I eat?

Audio length – 8:31

Is it okay to eat healthy and avoid junk foods during recovery?

Audio length – 5:36

I’m having trouble stopping my purging behaviors.  How do I deal with urges to purge?

Audio length – 14:39

Thoughts of compensating for the binge (by restricting or purging) are encouraging me to binge.  How can I deal with these thoughts?

Audio length – 8:09

Q&A Audios, Lesson 6

I’ll have a few good days, but then I seem to automatically slip back into restriction and binge eating. How can I have continued success?

Audio length – 8:43

How can I handle events where there is a lot of food?

Audio length – 5:40

I’m having a lot of trouble recognizing and deciphering my body’s signals of hunger and fullness. What should I do about this?

Audio length – 5:04

Fullness makes me feel anxiety and it also seems to triggers urges to binge, or binge and purge. How can I learn to deal with feelings of fullness?

Audio length – 7:06

I want to eat based on my hunger, but it often does not fit with my schedule or when my family is eating.

Audio length – 7:27

Extensive Q&A Recording 3

Audio length – 1 hour, 4 minutes

1.) I don’t go into binges with the intention of bingeing.  I tell myself I’m just going to have one bite, but then I find myself bingeing.

2.) I fear my hunger.  I worry that when I’m hungry, I’ll binge.

3.) Should I incorporate former binge foods into my diet, and how do I go about doing this?

4.) Late in the day, I want the immediate gratification of a binge, and I don’t even care about the consequences.  How do I stay motivated at the end of the day?

5.) Can I use a diet like keto, weight watchers, paleo, or intermittent fasting to guide my eating?

6.) I’m bingeing or just eating in the middle of the night. How do I dismiss urges at this time?

7.) I have a lot of anxiety about my weight.

8.) I have a lot of black and white thinking, so I feel like when I don’t restrict, I binge.

Separate Recordings for Each Question in QA Recording 3

I don’t go into binges with the intention of bingeing.  I tell myself I’m just going to have one bite, but then I find myself bingeing.

Audio length – 8:48

I fear my hunger.  I worry that when I’m hungry, I’ll binge.

Audio length – 7:21

Should I incorporate former binge foods into my diet, and how do I go about doing this?

Audio length – 11:16

Late in the day, I want the immediate gratification of a binge, and I don’t even care about the consequences.  How do I stay motivated at the end of the day?

Audio length – 7:54

Can I use a diet like keto, weight watchers, paleo, or intermittent fasting to guide my eating?

Audio length – 7:18

I’m bingeing or just eating in the middle of the night. How do I dismiss urges at this time?

Audio length – 8:39

I have a lot of anxiety about my weight.

Audio length – 6:25

I have a lot of black and white thinking, so I feel like when I don’t restrict, I binge.

Audio length – 6:02

Q&A Audios, Lesson 7

I’m mindlessly overeating.  How do I stop myself?  Should I consider this behavior a type of binge?

Audio length – 9:05

I resist the work of recovery. Is it possible that I don’t actually want to quit binge eating?

Audio length – 6:40

Should I dismiss my desires to eat emotionally? How does emotional eating affect recovery from binge eating?

Audio length – 9:51

I feel like as I try to quit bingeing, my urges get stronger.  What can I do about this?

Audio length – 7:11

I’ve heard that food addictions can stem from problems with my neurotransmitters. How can I overcome this?

Audio length – 9:13

Q&A Audios, Lesson 8

How do I quickly overcome a setback?

Audio length – 13:13

How do highly processed foods affect binge eating and recovery?

Audio length – 11:14

What if I’m gaining weight during recovery?

Audio length – 12:20

How can I learn to accept my body?

Audio length – 10:27

I feel like my rational self wants to binge. What do I do when I feel like I’m choosing to binge?

Audio length – 8:48

Extensive Q&A Recording 4

Audio length – 1 hour, 5 minutes

1.) Should I make a big resolution to never binge again? Or, should I just aim to reduce or delay binges and accept that slips are part of recovery?

2.) I get more urges during PMS or when I’m feeling off hormonally or physically. What can I do about this?

3.) My most convincing thought says it won’t hurt to binge “one last time.” How can I get past this thought?

4.) Can I dismiss any thought that’s harmful to my recovery?

5.) Food is constantly in my thoughts. Even if I’m not having urges to binge, I’m incessantly thinking about eating. *Scroll down for access to this audio below.

6.) After stopping the binge eating habit, I’m having other obsessive thoughts and also regrets about the time I lost to binge eating problems.

7.) I clear my plate every time, even if I feel full. How do I learn to put the fork down when I’m full?

8.) I’m eating less than the calorie recommendation of the Brain over Binge approach. Is this okay provided I’m not feeling restricted? Also, if I’m counting my calories to make sure I’m eating adequately, how long do I need to do this?

Separate Recordings for Each Question in QA Recording 4

Should I make a big resolution to never binge again? Or, should I just aim to reduce or delay binges and accept that slips are part of recovery?

Audio length – 6:47

I get more urges during PMS or when I’m feeling off hormonally or physically. What can I do about this?

Audio length – 10:55

My most convincing thought says it won’t hurt to binge “one last time.” How can I get past this thought?

Audio length – 5:32

Can I dismiss any thought that’s harmful to my recovery?

Audio length – 8:03

Food is constantly in my thoughts. Even if I’m not having urges to binge, I’m incessantly thinking about eating.

After stopping the binge eating habit, I’m having other obsessive thoughts and also regrets about the time I lost to binge eating problems.

Audio length – 8:39

I clear my plate every time, even if I feel full. How do I learn to put the fork down when I’m full?

Audio length – 9:22

I’m eating less than the calorie recommendation of the Brain over Binge approach. Is this okay provided I’m not feeling restricted? Also, if I’m counting my calories to make sure I’m eating adequately, how long do I need to do this?

Audio length – 7:48

Bonus Q&A Session Recording

Audio length – 30:35

1.) I stopped bingeing and purging (in the form of vomiting). I thought I would feel great and healthy, but I feel less energetic, fuzzy, and bloated. Will I feel better over time, or is this the new normal I should expect?

2.) I feel in control and successful when I restrict, and I feel guilty and fat when I try to eat adequately, which usually leads me to just giving up and bingeing.

3.) Will there be a point when I can consider myself healed, or do I need to constantly work on recovery? What are my chances of relapsing?

4.) When I binge, I feel like I might be subconsciously self-sabotaging my recovery. Is it possible that I’m continuing to binge because I think I don’t deserve recovery?

5.) Can I do a gentle diet for health reasons? For example, a weight loss eating plan crafted by a nutritionist to make sure I’m not hungry.

6.) When I want a dessert or sweets or to snack when I’m not hungry, I don’t know if it’s me or my lower brain that wants it. How can I tell which cravings to follow and which ones not to follow?

7.) How do I deal with others who are giving me bad advice, eating in front of me in ways that are not helpful, or constantly offering me food?

8.) During the urge to binge, I’m telling myself “No, I don’t want to binge, “ or I’m telling myself “This is just an urge from my lower brain,” or “A binge is not an option,” or “The urge has no power to make me act.” Is it wrong to do this? When I tell myself things like this, does it mean I’m fighting the urge?

9.) I’m having trouble finding things to do instead of binge. What are some ideas of alternative activities?

10.) I know that dieting can lead to the initial development of binge eating, but can problematic cravings also lead to the development of bingeing?

11.) What if I need to gain weight after stopping the habit?

Separate Recordings for Each Question in Bonus QA Session

I stopped bingeing and purging (in the form of vomiting).  I thought I would feel great and healthy, but I feel less energetic, fuzzy, and bloated.  Will I feel better over time, or is this the new normal I should expect?

Audio length – 2:22

I feel in control and successful when I restrict, and I feel guilty and fat when I try to eat adequately, which usually leads me to just giving up and bingeing.

Audio length – 2:12

Will there be a point when I can consider myself healed, or do I need to constantly work on recovery?  What are my chances of relapsing?

Audio length – 3:31

When I binge, I feel like I might be subconsciously self-sabotaging my recovery.  Is it possible that I’m continuing to binge because I think I don’t deserve recovery?

Audio length – 2:51

Can I do a gentle diet for health reasons?  For example, a weight loss eating plan crafted by a nutritionist to make sure I’m not hungry.

Audio length – 1:57

When I want a dessert or sweets or to snack when I’m not hungry, I don’t know if it’s me or my lower brain that wants it.  How can I tell which cravings to follow and which ones not to follow?

Audio length – 3:28

How do I deal with others who are giving me bad advice, eating in front of me in ways that are not helpful, or constantly offering me food?

Audio length – 3:36

During the urge to binge, I’m telling myself “No, I don’t want to binge,” or I’m telling myself “This is just an urge from my lower brain,” or “A binge is not an option,” or “The urge has no power to make me act.” Is it wrong to do this? When I tell myself things like this, does it mean I’m fighting the urge?

Audio length – 2:22

I’m having trouble finding things to do instead of binge. What are some ideas of alternative activities?

Audio length – 2:27

I know that dieting can lead to the initial development of binge eating, but can problematic cravings also lead to the development of bingeing?

Audio length – 2:29

What if I need to gain weight after stopping the habit?

Audio length – 3:08

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