Overcome Problem Eating Behaviours

Problem Eating Behaviours – this is an umbrella term used to catalogue all eating behaviours. These can span from binge eating (a single large over-consumption of certain foods) to obsessively restrictive eating (counting every calorie or other nutritional data to an obsessive level).


Other poor eating habits include eating mindlessly (not focusing on the food and being left unsatisfied), eating too fast and engaging with yo-yo dieting (dieting to lose weight and then returning to familiar eating habits thus regaining weight).  It is important to understand that food can affect you differently than it can for other people, therefore a key component of coaching is to renew your relationship with food. 

If you are experiencing any of the issues below, please do get in touch.

  • Binge eating (concentrated over-consumption over a brief period) 

  • Yo-yo dieting (repeated on and off dieting)

  • Obsessive restrictive eating (feeling negative about not sticking within restrictions)

  • Mindless eating (not focusing on the food being eaten)

  • Any other eating behaviour 

Potential Resolutions
The therapy provided by Preston Psychology draws on a range of psychological treatment approaches dependant on each individual's needs and preferences. Listed below are several therapeutic approaches to overcoming unwanted eating problems.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT as it is more widely known is a method by which your problem thoughts, feelings and behaviours are identified and targeted for change. It can require you to challenge those unwanted and unhelpful thought processes in order to finally break free of them. CBT is one of the most popular and effective methods for treating eating disorders, a combination approach of CBT and mindful eating is recommended. 

Mindful Eating is a relatively new approach in Western society which is being used to support people with problem eating behaviours, however it has been used for thousands of years as part of daily life in the East. This approach allows people to better understand their habits, where they come from and more importantly how to break free from them. It is a non-dieting, positive method of lifestyle change which will allow you to renew your relationship with food.