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How to Recover From Overeating

07/11/2013 05:21 pm ET | Updated Sep 10, 2013

Do you suffer from the BBQ binge? Holiday weekends can sometimes be a trigger for our worst eating habits. Obsessing over food like many other addictive behaviors is just another way of numbing out and avoiding un-felt pain, blocked emotions, or a true experience of life.

Everyone faces their relationship to food in unique ways. Some people obsess over every calorie, whereas others have no boundaries whatsoever. Whether you overeat out of boredom or you don't eat out of fear, there is a spiritual condition that needs to be addressed.

Admittedly, I still struggle with my relationship to food, and in this vlog I share some of my tips for recovery. Feel free to share your experiences with me in the comments below. Outing your ego is the first step in the healing process.

If you're interested in this topic and want to deepen the conversation then join me next week for the start of my new course, "Finally Full: A Workshop on Spirituality and Food."

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If you're struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237.