Why can’t you stop a binge? What takes over your brain and drives you into a state of compulsive overeating? What makes you eat until your jaw aches and your eyes water and all you want to do is disappear?
It’s not a failing of willpower or a sign of weakness or a flaw in your character.
It’s just hunger.
Hunger is a primal urge. It’s not bad or good. You can’t outsmart it or run from it. You need to eat. And you need to eat as much as your body wants — not how much you want your body to want. Anything less is a recipe for disaster and seriously disordered eating.
It only takes one hyper-restrictive diet to send you down a path of hunger-induced insanity. Your body has flooded your brain with hunger hormones, and they won’t let up without a major intervention. That’s where Six Months to Sanity comes in.
In six months, you can show your body and brain that you aren’t starving, learn to listen to your natural hunger and fullness cues, and win your sanity back. It’s not just that you won’t binge ever again. You won’t even crave a binge ever again.
This blog is about parsing the bullshit of the diet industry, and pushing past it. It’s about accepting the body you were born with, and learning to love it.
Most importantly, it’s about understanding the physiological implications that a lifetime of calorie restriction has had on your brain and body, and forgiving yourself for what was never your fault in the first place.