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3/20/20 3:41 P

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I posted this on our wall yesterday, but am adding it here. Great review, IMHO, whether it's the thoughts that lead to bingeing or just toward unhelpful foods.

brainoverbinge.com/crisis_part1/

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
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This team has helped me. Thanks

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1/20/20 3:04 P

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Quoting Kathryn Hansen:
"Several people have asked if there was anything specific I did or told myself to detach from the urges to binge. Besides briefly reminding myself of what Iíd learned and the fact that those thoughts werenít truly me, there wasnít any specific mental dialogue or action that helped me separate from my lower brain. I simply accepted the experience of the urges, without letting those urges affect me and lead me into a binge.

I think trying to have any sort of mental dialogue with the urges to binge is counterproductive, because it engages the lower brain.The lower brain sends automatic messages to try to get you to maintain a habit it senses you need, and thereís nothing you can say to yourself to make those messages go away. Actually, the more you try to say things to yourself, the more you end up arguing with the urges; and you therefore give the urges more attention and significance, which makes them stronger.

Iím going to use an analogy to try to explain this:

Letís say you are in an argument with someone, and you are listening, getting upset, and arguing back. Your words and actions are helping to fuel the disagreement. Whatever you say, the person has a counterargument, and emotions run high. But, if you eventually realize that arguing is futile and not worth your time; you will just quit listening and letting the personís words affect you. You will still hear what they are saying, and you will still have the experience of being in an argument, but that experience will suddenly feel very different. The personís words will no longer make any difference to you, and youíll no longer feel so emotionally charged. Thatís detachment. Thatís how you can experience the urges to binge." brainoverbinge.com/actin
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I created a new team to discuss BRAIN OVER BINGE last week. Feel free to join in. I thought it might be good to have a place where we can share our experiences with the work of Kathryn Hansen.

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