• Dopamine

    It’s Not You, It’s the Dopamine: The Science Behind Binge Eating

    Binge eaters deal with a lot of shame. Many often wonder why they can’t just have some willpower, ignore cravings, and lose weight. It gets worse when these binge eaters compare themselves to their friends who don’t binge. If some people don’t struggle with binge eating, why do others? It turns out that there’s a scientific reason for binge eating: dopamine. Resources like GoEatRightNow.com, scientific studies, and psychologists agree: dopamine plays a key role in binge eating. Some people binge eat for the same reason that others smoke; Their brains are simply hardwired for it. It’s not a matter of willpower, so stop beating yourself up because you can’t “just” stop…

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