Brain over Binge - Kathryn Hansen

Brain over Binge

By Kathryn Hansen

  • Release Date: 2015-09-25
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 133 Ratings


Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder.  The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery.  Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems.  Kathryn disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional therapy failed her and fails many.  She explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way - as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her brain to recover - quickly and permanently.  Kathryn also sheds new light on eating disorder topics such as low self-esteem, poor body image, and dieting.  Brain over Binge is brain book that will help many by delivering an informed and inspiring message of free will, self-reliance, and self-control.


  • I'm free!

    By Fashion gram
    Thank you for writing this book and essentially helping me break a horrible habit that prevented me from enjoying many of life's pleasures. I dieted all throughout high school and suffered with anorexia for many years. The binges began after owning a failed business venture with my family. Things got worse after giving birth to twin girls. The happiest time in my life was overshadowed by guilt and shame because of my BED. I was able to limit it to the weekends but I was consuming thousands of calories eating ice cream, cookies, donuts and whatever I could. Now I can enjoy everything in moderation and eat the foods I love with the ones I love instead of always passing since I "ate so much the night before". I've never felt so free or happy with my life. My only fear is how I will do after having wine which was my big trigger. Wish me luck in resisting my urges then. I recommend this book to anyone with a food addiction.
  • Incredibly Powerful

    The author is able to encapsulate the solution to stopping binge eating in four basic steps. She goes on to further explain each one and what its role is in your practice. The idea that you are okay and healthy right now is a bit counterintuitive to what we've all been told over the years. But the rationale behind why traditional therapies are ineffective and what you should do instead is rock solid. I am so thankful for this book! With the same conviction as the author, Katherine Hansen, I believe I may already be completely clear of this awful habit. Katherine, I cannot thank you enough!

    By Kittenghtch
    Such an easy read that truly opens your mind in ways you never thought possible. It changed my life right when I was beginning to accept that this was my destiny...
  • New perspective

    By Yourmotherwashere
    Through out this semester I have never experienced a binge eating disorder. I personally love food but I had no self control on how much I was eating. I was afraid I had a bottomless stomach and I would blackout while I was eating the huge amounts of food I would put in front of my face. I would feel so much regret after that I started to gain weight even after though I'm active but it just goes to show that you can never over work a diet. I was embarrassed that I wouldn't dare to post any pictures of myself or even go to social media. I was hiatus from friends family. I would stare at myself in the mirror with tears or disgust. I knew I needed help I knew I needed some kind of support but from who or what? I began to do research on how to recover from this. I began to look at YouTube videos and blogs of girls that recovered from binge eating. To my surprise, a lot of ladies recovered by reading this book "Brain over Binge" I had to give it a try why not. This book helped me see that nothing was wrong with me and I can be cured by myself with a lot of willpower and how changing your perspective can do wonders. I want to thank the author for writing this book not just to help me but to help others that had suffered and feel hopeless. I do not wish upon anyone not even my worse enemy to ever go through such a terrible experience like this. Reading makes me want to say There is hope and you are not alone and you will get over it. You are stronger than you think you are. It's you vs you and you can be your own hero.
  • A whole new light on binge eating...

    By Cp69112
    I've been a binge eater/bulimic for 2-3 years, after I was anorexic for a year, after I was obese my entire life. Needless to say, I can't remember a time I didn't suffer from some eating problems. I've read dozens of books , gone to therapy, group session, the works.. But nothing seemed to help. Focusing on the problem more seemed to make it worse. Brain over Binge finally provided me with a subjective view of this "disorder." It finally let me know that I AM In control, despite what typical therapy has you believing. This book is godsent!
  • Great insight

    By Jeanetteinok
    I thought this was a great book of information about binge behavior. Although it seems like the method would work, I was a little disappointed that by he end, it still had not given me a precise method in which to use the knowledge. Lots of explaining but not enough details in how to use my higher brain to accomplish overcoming the binge behavior.
  • Finally

    By Talofa kia
    I've only read the first part of the book thus's amazing how much in common I have with her story. I'm feeling more determined and different already. Can't wait to try out the tactics she talks about. Been struggling with this for so long. Here's to hoping this can be my "cure"
  • Excellent book

    By Zuzanac
    I do not binge nor purge. I do overeat occasionally like everyone else. I think this book is a great way to look at it as why its happening and what can be done about it.
  • The answer!

    By Mrncrg
    After nearly 20 years I found this path accidentally myself. Katherine put it so well in her book, my brain was normal all along, it just developed a bad habit. She identified so clearly how to not engage in conversation with the non reasoning lower brain, and call the urges, neurological junk! I am free!