The Diet Binge Cycle Syndrome


When the object of denial becomes the object of obsession.

Do you have physical urges to binge and a pre-occupation with food?


If you have been dieting for a long time, you may have resorted to great levels of self control in order to overcome the desire to binge. Your eating may have become totally driven by rules on “Good Food” and “Bad Food”. At times when you may have eaten what was on your “Bad Food” list, you may feel that your diet for that day is completely ruined. This may bring on feelings of disappointment and the belief that you may as well continue being “Bad’ and enjoy it while it lasts before beginning a diet the next day.

Dieting leads to a vicious cycle that becomes difficult to break.

The Diet – Binge Cycle

The Tension of Diets

When there is a strong focus on losing weight, the added tension created in the body depletes the happy hormones (dopamine), leading to feelings of being alone, isolated, cold and unloved.

Can you blame yourself for binging on comfort food when you feel all these complex and challenging emotions???

You may feel that a failed diet is your fault rather than understanding that you are up against something that is harder than will power alone can fix..

Weakened Metabolism

Regular dieting disturbs the self regulatory process and affects the metabolism.  It fools the body into thinking it is responding to starvation conditions and lowers
 the rate at which food is processed. 

If you have been constantly dieting and start to eat regularly, you may experience feelings of “not being full” because the body’s own self regulating
system has been damaged.

In addition to this, the body’s thermostat which controls the metabolism of food is sluggish and cannot metabolise food at the rate is should.  With a sluggish system,
most people then reach out for another diet solution and continue the self-defeating process adding further damage to the metabolism.

Diets keep you a victim to food forever

Selling diets is super profitable, and millions of dollars are spent each year advertising diets to create insecurities and chaotic behaviour. The food diet market is big. Not long after starting one diet, another one begins, creating a cycle and pattern that becomes so entrenched making it extremely difficult to break out of.  Diets are not the solution but are part of the problem to being overweight.

Dieting can be highly contagious. Have you ever noticed a social group and the changes that begin to happen when one person starts a diet. Before long almost every person in the group will be on a diet and within a short time, they will compare, contrast and compete with diet stories and articles.

Find out more about Why Diets Don’t Work

So why continue to keep trying repeatedly despite such overwhelming odds?

There is another way

How Insight Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy can Help you.       

The good news is that Binge Diet Syndrome is treatable and with the right help and support you can overcome the behaviour and find freedom from it. The reasons why you have developed binge eating behaviour is personal and individual, so the way of dealing with it will also be individual and catered to your personality and beliefs.


With help from Insight Psychotherapy, you can release yourself from the Diet Cycle, break the cycle you have been on and have a healthy relationship with food

An ideal body is one that will have the energy and strength to allow you to enjoy whatever activities we choose to experience.  One that will free you to live lightly and joyfully.


Our Philosphy is to provide a  therapeutic, nurturing and supportive environment

At Insight Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy we take a holistic approach towards overcoming the diet cycle. In particular we address individual biological, psychological and social influences that have prevented you succeeding in the past. We have in depth experience in a range of therapies to help you. Some of these include:


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