Never Binge Again: How To Mindful Eat & Overcome Cravings To w. Dr. Glenn Livingston, PhD

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Glenn Livingston overcame binge eating

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D., is a psychologist and former binge eater who developed a method to stop overeating.

Overeating is an overreaction of the feast and famine response system

Overeating is triggered by the brain’s survival mechanism that urges us to eat more when food is scarce.

Breathing exercises can activate the parasympathetic nervous system

Breathing in for 7 seconds and out for 11 seconds can calm the nervous system and reduce the urge to binge. offers a free copy of the book

Glenn Livingston’s book “Never Binge Again” explains his method and how to apply it. You can get it for free on his website.

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Glenn Livingston, the author of the highly acclaimed book “Never Binge Again”, joined me to discuss the psychology of binge eating and how to overcome it.  Glenn’s experience as a psychologist and chronic overeater has helped him formulate a bullet-proof method to help others overcome their problematic relationships with food.  In this episode, Glenn discusses this methodology and offers simple solutions to overeating.

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About Glenn Livingston

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the long-time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm that has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. Glenn has sold $30,000,000 of marketing consulting services over the course of his career. You may have seen his (or his company’s) previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page. You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio, or UPN TV. Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food-obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

Topics Discussed

  • Never Binge Again
  • Formerly obese 
  • Psychologist 
  • Former “big food” consultant 
  • Self-admitted overeater 
  • Ran Google studies on stress-eating
  • Food preferences correlating to specific emotions 
  • Reptilian brain is responsible for overeating
  • Recovered from overeating by naming the urge to eat “inner pig”
  • The psychology that the inner pig uses to overeat 
  •  Overeating is an overreaction of the feast and famine response system 
  • Key is to activate the parasympathetic nervous system by breathing in 7 seconds and out for 11 seconds
  • Writing is a way to cope with urge to overeat
  • Genuine nutrition is crucial to controlling appetite 
  • Obese people have more problems w. Eating habits vs calories
  • The importance of chewing food
  • Mindful Eating
  • Food companies make mindful eating impossible (Food Companies vs Mindful Eating)
  • The Mood Cure by Julia Ross
  • Diet agnostic program w. regular meals for 3-6 months
  • – Free copy of the book; Click the Big Red Button

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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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