174- Break Free From Binge Eating Prison with Dr. Glenn Livingston

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

February 24, 2022

Have you ever noticed yourself getting trapped in a food prison where you know you shouldn't be eating certain things, but they just keep calling to you? If so, this episode is for you!

With Dr. Glenn Livingstone, we will be taking a look at binge eating and why it is so hard to break free from those habits. We'll also cover steps to take to regain control of your eating habits once and for all.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What food addiction was like for Dr. Glenn Livingston
  • How food is designed to manipulate you into consuming more of it
  • How to create a line in the sand to make changes to your eating habits
  • Different strategies to change habits and break free from food prison


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:30] Who is Dr. Glenn Livingston and how did he become interested in binge eating
  • [5:30] Glenn had his own issues with binge eating and spent a lot of time trying to figure out what was the cause of his eating habits
  • [8:15] Even though Glenn recognized some childhood trauma/habits that contributed to his food addictions, it didn't fix his current food prison he was trapped in
  • [10:00] One of the most profitable changes that junk food companies have made was to take vitamins and nutrients out of their food because it made the food taste bad
  • [15:00] You had to train your brain to jump back up to the "common sense" realm when the reptilian brain is trying to kick in
  • [19:30] When you draw a line in the sand, does it matter where you start and how do you determine what is realistic
  • [23:30] When you create a conditional rule for eating, will you overeat that food when you are allowed to, or do you naturally cut back on that food
  • [26:30] Does knowing the food industry is manipulating food to make it more difficult for you to not consume it make it easier to avoid those foods
  • [28:30] As an outside person seeing someone struggle with food addiction, is there much you can do, or do you have to let that person decide to change
  • [31:15] What other steps can someone take to break free of their food prison
  • [36:15] The best way to lose weight quickly is to do it slowly over time
  • [38:00] Final thoughts from Dr. Glenn Livingston on binge eating and breaking free of food addiction

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Dr. Glenn Livingston

Glenn Livingston teaches how to avoid binge eating

Glenn Livingston teaches how to avoid binge eating

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

You might also like

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Let's Improve Your Health Today

When you register for free, you get access to:

Fitness Tips and Workouts

Nutrition Info and Podcasts

Enjoy the Outdoors