Episode 40: Cognitive Dissonance

http://traffic.libsyn.com/confessionsofanovereater/Episode_40___Cognitive_Dissonance.mp3   Failing to navigate the double binds in our lives keeps us stuck in the stories that other people tell about us for us.  But failing to navigate the cognitive dissonance in our own brains keeps us stuck in the stories we tell ourselves.  In these last fifteen months, I’ve learned that keeping my … Continue reading Episode 40: Cognitive Dissonance

Episode 39: Double Bind

http://traffic.libsyn.com/confessionsofanovereater/Episode_39___Double_Bind.mp3   A double bind is an emotionally distressing dilemma in communication in which an individual receives two or more contradicting messages.  This creates a situation in a successful response to one message results in a failed response to the other.  In my life as an overeater, I was trapped in double binds that were … Continue reading Episode 39: Double Bind

Episode 38: Dopamine Audit – Social Media, Part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/confessionsofanovereater/Episode_38___Dopamine_Audit_-_Social_Media_Part_2.mp3   On my first audit episode of social media, I answered the question about when to use social media and things I’m trying to limit compulsive behavior.  Today, I cover the what, and also, the who.  What do I want to use social media for?  And who do I want to be online and … Continue reading Episode 38: Dopamine Audit – Social Media, Part 2

Episode 37: What I Learned Over My Summer Vacation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/confessionsofanovereater/Episode_37___What_I_Did_Over_My_Summer_Vacation.mp3 I had an incredible summer. I lost five pounds, I upped my game in how I collect data from my glucose monitors, I learned that my true food labels change over time, and got a glimpse of how my personal fat burning factory works.  Taking it all in, I realized that what I practice is … Continue reading Episode 37: What I Learned Over My Summer Vacation

Episode 36: Dopamine Audit – Social Media

http://traffic.libsyn.com/confessionsofanovereater/Episode_36___Dopamine_Audit_Social_Media.mp3 Are you a habitual phone checker?  Is there a compulsivity about the frequency you check your social media feeds?  And what does that have to do with overeating?  Listen today to understand how the "magic of maybe" can lead to compulsive behavior with social media. Show Notes: Simon Sinek interview "What Makes Your Brain … Continue reading Episode 36: Dopamine Audit – Social Media

Episode 34: Dopamine Audit – Alcohol

http://traffic.libsyn.com/confessionsofanovereater/Episode_34___Dopamine_Audit_-_Alcohol.mp3 As an overeater for three decades, I often used overeating to generate dopamine and it’s associated feel good affects in my brain.  Which led me to audit all the behaviors I use in my life to generate dopamine.  Join me today as I discuss the science on the impact of alcohol on our liver … Continue reading Episode 34: Dopamine Audit – Alcohol