In this week’s Eating Coach show, we look at the driving force behind eating in secret and how you can start to dismantle its hold on you.

This is the bafflement episode – why is the world’s most disgusting coffee also the most expensive on the planet…and what has that got to do with compulsive eating? PLUS the most bizarre court case I have ever come across in my entire life.


*Stupid Idea of The Week*

Kopi Luwak is the world’s priciest coffee, retailing at hundreds of pounds or dollars a kilo – and all because of the process by which it is created. Not some fancy brewing or roasting process – oh no. You won’t believe it when you hear what it is.

Why is this the emperor’s new clothes?

What is false high value? And where have you seen it in the diet and wellness industries?


*Invisibilia of Secret Eating*

This week’s main section is inspired by a fascinating and mind-bending episode of the podcast Invisibilia I heard a while back. It involves a fatal car accident and the strangest, most perplexing lawsuit you will probably ever hear about in your life. As you will see, there is a very powerful lesson for reducing guilt and shame in this story – the shame that powers eating in secret.

Find out

*The two types of guilt/shame – and which one is healthy

*How the other uses food as a way to sabotage your health goals

*Two practical things you can do today to start challenging your own difficult feelings that do not belong to you.



The Invisibilia episode on emotions:

Kopi Luwak article

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Harriet Morris, eating psychology coach