Today I discuss the specific reasons men binge eat as opposed to women, as well as the distinct solutions that I have seen work with my male clients.
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*Quote of The Week*
…comes from Marc David, founder of the whole eating psychology movement.
Men eat compulsively too. This under-reported issue affects more males than you would believe, so I thought it was time to devote an episode to the problem.
I discuss the three distinct ways that men differ from women when it comes to food compulsion, and three approaches that I have found work well with them. Please note that this episode necessarily involves a certain amount of generalising.
#1 Isolation – although the women I coach feel that many people do not understand them, in my experience there is much less group support for men, even on the level of talking amongst friends.
#2 Career – men generally link work to their sense of self more than do women. Find out exactly how, whether you are an ambitious over-achiever, or the opposite.
#3 Sexuality – both men and women use food to (mis) manage sexuality issues – but very differently.
In the second half, I discuss 3 approaches that I have found to be really effective. You’ll have to listen to discover exactly what they are, but you will find out:
*Why labelling junk food or any other addictive pastime or substance with the label ‘bad’ will backfire on you and make change harder
*The importance of having a role model – and the vital distinction that will lead to long-term success vs falling off the wagon a few weeks in
*The story of the New York food cart, and how imperfectionism allowed one client to overshoot his goal
*And much more!
Find out more about coaching at http://www.theshiftinside.com/coaching/
The Patton Oswalt comedy clip is at https://youtu.be/FUJLdbX_Uek
Intermittent Fasting episode: http://eatingcoach.libsyn.com/ec-70-my-intermittent-fasting-experiment
Archetypes article: https://www.psychologistworld.com/cognitive/carl-jung-analytical-psychology
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