For 45 years I suffered miserably with Binge Eating Disorder. I was obsessed with food and felt like my life revolved around it. Every few months my weight would fluctuate 40-50 pounds based on whether I was dieting or whether I was bingeing. I could even gain as much as 9 pounds in 3 days!
I would hide food from my family, college roommates, coworkers and eventually from my husband and my kids because I never wanted anyone to know how much I really ate.
A defining moment in my life happened in October of 2010. I woke up one day in a panic! I was literally petrified to get into bed one more night feeling bloated, disgusting and hopeless. I was finally ready to stop the madness for good.
I came to realize that the key to stop binge eating was to figure out how to live as the opposite of a binge eater. That would put an end to eating out of emotional distress and I wouldn’t feel compelled to eat huge amounts of food whether I was hungry or not.
Once I came up with a system to do that, I lost a lot of weight but more importantly, I became calm around food. Peaceful eating has become my daily norm ever since.Peaceful eating has become my daily norm. Julie Latz #GuestBlog Click To Tweet
Throughout all the years I suffered as a binge eater, I always promised myself that if I could ever find my way out of that crazy bingeing lifestyle, I would devote the rest of my life to helping others do the same.
After experiencing a real calmness around food and keeping the extra weight off using my system, I tested it out on other binge eaters to see whether what was helping me could help others as well.
I coached 3 women for a month each and was delighted to find they each achieved the same results I did using this method. They lost weight without dieting or deprivation but what thrilled them most was learning how to finally enjoy their favorite foods in moderation.
Helping Others With Binge Eating Disorder
I was ready to fulfill my life’s dream of becoming a Binge Eating Disorder Coach. Over the past 4 years, I’ve had the honor and the pleasure of helping countless people stop binge eating and get their lives back. Nothing could be more gratifying.
My clients learn how to live in what I call “The Magic Zone.” That’s the very calm place where they don’t feel deprived and they don’t feel the urge to binge. Dieting leads to deprivation and deprivation leads right back to bingeing.
Once people learn how to enjoy 2 cookies instead of eating 22 cookies, they lose the impulse to overdo it and binge.
When someone stops bingeing, the weight loss follows. Shedding weight is not only good from an aesthetic point of view but it reduces the chances of getting so many of the chronic, debilitating diseases related to obesity.
But in addition, when a binge eater can cultivate a peaceful relationship with food and take off excess weight, their life changes in many other ways.
- They stop being obsessed with food, they get to enjoy life again.
- They can start saying “yes” to social plans instead of hiding from people out of fear they will be judged for being heavier than they were the last time their friends had seen them.
- They will no longer feel like a slave to food and the private binges will be eliminated.
- They can become comfortable being intimate with their partner and overall find themselves participating in life and enjoying themselves.
Watching people go from being miserably addicted to food, to being able to eat what they want in moderation, shed the weight they want and get their lives back is a dream come true for me. And most importantly, it’s given my clients hope, health and happiness.
I welcome anyone who is serious about putting an end to binge eating to apply for a Complimentary Binge Eating Breakthrough Call.
Julie Latz is certified as a Food Psychology Coach through the Spencer Institute and is the author of the book Stop Binge Eating and Start Living Again. Julie promised herself that if she could ever find her own way out of the crazy lifestyle of binge eating, she would devote the rest of her life to helping others so they would no longer need to suffer. She’s proud to say her dream has come true and her clients rave about her simple yet effective method to control Binge Eating Disorder.