Episode 27: 10 Personality Traits of Overeaters – Part 2

July 18, 2018

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Episode Overview

In the first part of this podcast, Annie, Jen, and Lauren reviewed 5 personality traits common among those who struggle with overeating. In this episode, the next five traits are examined and discussed. Learn which mindset or personality traits might be holding you back and how you can work around them to reach your goals.

What you’ll hear on this episode

  • People pleasing and dysfunctional relationships and how they relate to weight loss motivation
  • Separating other people’s opinions from your own experiences
  • Impression management on social media and authenticity
  • The victim mindset: what it is and what it isn’t
  • Creating awareness around our own sense of helplessness
  • Finding small achievable steps and zooming out for perspective as a way to give context to  barriers
  • The value of a third party perspective to work through mindset challenges
  • How avoiding emotional discomfort leads to overeating
  • Food and exercise as distraction techniques
  • Learning to feel the feels and be okay with not being okay
  • Therapy as a tool for managing big feelings
  • Quick fixes to emotional discomfort and why they don’t serve us
  • Impulsive behavior, boredom, and frustration and how they relate to overeating
  • Why ice cream for supper might be something to celebrate
  • Using mindfulness to make choices “future you” will thank you for
  • Self-criticism as a barrier to self-care
  • Setting realistic goals to avoid getting discouraged
  • Consistency as skill-building



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


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