89: Binge Eating, Ethnicity and Trauma

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By Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, and MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

“Health and weight are not synonymous.”

Behaviors such as binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating, and food obsessions are part of systems of power that rank human bodies by size and race and create an illusion that health and virtue are obtained by being thin. Being controlled by size and food is still an accepted way of controlling the futures of women, leading them to wait to have the lives they deserve and desire until they can change their size.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  1. Is the BMI a racist measurement?

  2. Why is it so hard to give up binging?

  3. How graham crackers started as a diet food.

  4. How diets fail us, while making us feel we are failures.

Thanks for listening! If you're interested in learning more about food addiction, enter the book sweepstakes to win a copy of The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.

Schedule a free consult to discuss your food and body image issues: https://findingyouranchor.as.me/CONSULT

The Anchor Program is a 12-week non-diet program offering ONLINE group and individual sessions for the treatment of binge eating, emotional eating, food addiction, and compulsive overeating. Want to learn more about the Anchor Program? https://AnchorProgram.com

Where you can find me:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/real-healing https://www.youtube.com/user/DrCarolynRoss

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