The two biggest weight loss mistakes I made

The Two Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes I Made

Today, I talk about the two biggest mistakes I made when trying to lose weight and overcome binge-eating.

Hi, I’m Shelley Treacher from the Stress and Anxiety Podcast. One of my goals is to help people who eat for comfort understand their behaviour and learn to be kinder to themselves.

In this small-byte podcast, I want to remind you not to feel bad about yourself for overeating.

When I was in my twenties, I remember my mother telling me that I looked overweight. I immediately went on a diet and criticised myself. What I now know, as someone who helps people to stop emotional eating, is that these were the worst things that I could have done.


What you need to recover from binge-eating

1. Being really kind to yourself. Understand why you’re doing what you’re doing and be compassionate towards yourself. Because there are a lot of reasons for it. Being understanding will help you heal in the long run rather than forcing a temporary outcome.

2. To eat more mindfully. To pay attention to your senses when you’re eating. Get to know your state of mind and develop more calm and awareness. This will help you make better choices and decisions about what you eat.

I’ve now learned that getting frustrated with yourself and dieting only makes you feel worse and gain more weight.

If you need help with your eating, I have some first steps you can take. I’ve created a collection of my best resources in my ‘Binge Eating Recovery Starter Kit‘.

You can sign up for it through the link in the show notes.

Thank you so much for listening to this tiny podcast on binge eating, please do feel free to listen to more of Stress and Anxiety Podcasts – they’re designed to help. This has been Shelley Treacher from Bristol Counselling. I’ll see you next Thursday.


For help with releasing binge-eating, and learning how to manage emotions without overeating, contact Shelley today.

The 2 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes I Made