How to Stop Binge Eating

in the Pandemic


The stress around the Covid pandemic has resulted in many people struggling with their relationship with food and mental health. There has been an incredible pressure to diet and get fit; a catastrophic fear of becoming overweight and sky-high anxiety bubbling daily.

It’s a complex and toxic mix, which can push you to pursue extreme eating regimes, these alone often triggering disordered eating behaviours, but with the uncertainty of daily thrown in too, it’s no wonder that your eating might be all over the place.

Many people are struggling with periods of out of control eating and binge eating exacerbated by these stressors.


How do I know if I'm binge eating?


A binge is defined as:

  • Eating a large amount of food, in a short amount of time.
  • A loss of control around the eating episode.
  • Bingeing can often take place in secret.
  • Binge episodes cause significant physical and emotional distress, impacting confidence and self-esteem.
  • Binge eating often happens following periods of restrictive eating.
  • It is also triggered by difficult emotions.

Is this you?

  • You're fed up with repeating cycles of dieting and binge eating.
  • You can't eat one biscuit, without devouring the whole packet.
  • Binges impact you physically and emotionally, interfering with daily life.
  • Poor body image is holding you back everyday.
  • You feel as if you're failing and just can't get a handle on your relationship with food.
  • You want to change but you don't know how.
Then my friend, I’m so happy that you stopped by.
I can help you change this.


Hi, I’m Harriet Frew, a counsellor who supports you to overcome disordered eating and find peace with food. I was stuck in cycles of restriction, bingeing and purging for seven years and understand how much this can devastate your self-worth and wellbeing.

Change is possible!

Today I eat all the foods without guilt, enjoy meals out with friends and have peace with my body. Most importantly, I have the freedom to live my life to the full.

In this course, I share my knowledge and skills that helped me in my personal recovery journey, and I make accessible to you, the tools and strategies in supporting many clients over the past 17 years.

You can have this too.

You too can find peace with food too and learn to stop binge eating.

You too can discover body acceptance and escape from destructive behaviours.

Imagine how fantastic it would feel, to experience the taste of freedom with food, and allow yourself to live your best life.

How the course works


  • The course is split into 7 modules. It includes lecture and video content and is self-paced.
  • I understand that being stuck in binge eating cycles can feel impossible to break free from. This is why I address psychology, fears and motivation too.
  • I support you on the journey by breaking this down into manageable and baby steps.
  • You will learn skills and strategies to take forward and use after this course.
  • You’ll learn the reasons why you’re struggling with binge eating and understand it as a coping strategy.
  • You’ll be supported with your eating habits, by learning to honour your hunger and to genuinely permit in 'forbidden foods'.
  • You’ll learn to manage your emotions and thoughts to create a food freedom mindset.
  • You’ll understand how to improve body image by working on body respect, self-compassion and self-acceptance.
  • You’ll learn how to manage relapse, when you hit bumps in the road.

Curriculum


  MODULE ONE: STRESS, BINGE EATING AND COVID
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  MODULE TWO: WEIGHT AND SELF-WORTH IN COVID
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  MODULE THREE: GETTING YOUR BODY PHYSIOLOGICALLY STABLE
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  MODULE FOUR: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THE FOODS
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  MODULE FIVE: MANAGING EMOTIONS AND THOUGHTS
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  MODULE SIX: BODY RESPECT
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  MODULE SEVEN: BEING NICER TO YOURSELF AND COPING WITH BUMPS ALONG THE ROAD
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Success stories from previous clients


'Thank you so much for the course. It has definitely set me on the right path and has helped me to see that this is the right thing for me to do. I accept that it will take time and work but finally I am confident that I can change my relationship with food, my weight and my body. I will be forever grateful for your support. I would wholeheartedly recommend both yourself and the course'.

Jackie


'Just wanted to message you and let you know how much more freedom I have in my life, since doing the course! I am eating now, when my body wants to eat, without a thousand questions! My head is so much quieter for it and it feels a real blessing. I barely ever think about calories or anything! I'm challenging my 'rules' everyday and then they are disappearing because I'm not engaging with them! I actually trust my body for the first time in what feels like forever! Thank you'.

Emma


'Harriet helped me to shine a light on the damage that years of dieting and bingeing had done to my relationship with food. She taught me to listen and respond to my body, rather than to live my life by meal plans, and to enjoy the foods I love instead of beating myself up and thinking 'I've blown it' every time I ate something forbidden. Most importantly, Harriet taught me to love and care for my body, to take time out for myself and to be happy in the moment, rather than in the future when I've met my goals. Now I'm able to lead a balanced, healthy lifestyle, but now it's because I actually want to and not because I 'should'.

Louise


'I am so grateful that I have found you. I know that without this work, I would not be where I am today. I am really happy. I listen to your guidance and I try to apply it to my life, it has all been so worthwhile and positive. 

The missing link all this time has been my emotional relationship with food. I'm finally learning that food is not something that is useful to beat myself with or to use to distract my attention from the present with or to my dilute my emotions with. I am now starting to see food as fuel that nurtures me and it is OK for it to be eaten purely for pleasure as this is also good for my soul and well being.

Thank you for helping me see all of this, for helping me change my life'.

Lou

Who is the course for?

  • You are regularly binge eating and feeling out of control around food.
  • You turn to food to soothe and distract from difficult feelings.
  • Your Body Mass Index is 17.5 or above. All body shapes and sizes welcome above this.
  • You don't like your body and want to improve self-image.
  • You have some fears but overall, you feel ready and motivated for change.
  • You desire freedom with food and want to live a full life.


Who is the course not for?

  • You’re looking for another diet.
  • Weight loss is more important that your relationship with food.
  • You’re not committed to the process of change.
  • You’re suffering from an eating disorder that requires more intensive treatment.

Money back guarantee

I hope that you’re going to love this course and achieve the food freedom that you desire. After 30 days, if you decide that the course is not for you, then you are entitled to a full refund. This is on the condition that you have completed the first 4 modules and can evidence the work put in through journal entries.

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How to Stop Binge Eating in the Pandemic

Stop binge eating and find your freedom with food

The stress and anxiety of the Covid pandemic has resulted in many people struggling more with their relationship with food. There has been an incredible pressure to diet and get fit; a catastrophic fear of becoming overweight and sky-high anxiety bubbling daily. It’s a complex and toxic mix, which can push you to pursue extreme eating regimes, these alone often triggering disordered eating behaviours, but with the anxiety thrown in too, it’s no wonder that your eating is all over the place.


Many people are struggling with periods of out of control eating and binge eating, as a backlash against deprivation and stress.


This is an online course to support you in overcoming binge eating.


  • Understand why you are binge eating.
  • Establish an eating pattern that supports non-binge eating behaviours.
  • Find peace with those 'forbidden foods'.
  • Explore emotional triggers and find new ways of coping.
  • Boost body image to lift mood and self-efficacy.
  • Create a mindset that boosts mental well-being and binge prevention.


I'd love to support you on this journey.

Frequently asked questions


How long is the course?

It’s made up of 7 modules and is designed to be completed at your own pace.

What is the format of the course?                      

It is lecture and video content. You can also contact me by email if you have queries or want to clarify information about a topic.

Do you have a question that’s not answered here?

Contact me at: - [email protected]

Is the course material available forever?

The course material is available for as long as the course is online. This will not be forever but likely for the foreseeable future.

About Harriet Frew

I'm an experienced counsellor who specialises in supporting people with eating disorders and body image. I have worked in the UK NHS, in an Adult Eating Disorder Service and private practice since 2003.

I'm passionate about eating disorders and enjoy writing, filming and creating information through my podcast and social media, to help and support others. I work individually to support clients in therapy for disordered eating recovery.

I am dedicated to helping people recover from eating problems and improving in their confidence and self-esteem. I am supportive of an anti-diet approach and Intuitive Eating Principles.

Podcast – The Eating Disorder Therapist

Instagram - @the_eating_disorder_therapist