August 11


Episode 52: Healthy Food Mindset, w/ Glenn Livingston

Today we’re talking with Dr. Glenn Livingston, a veteran psychologist who specializes in overeating and bingeing. Today we’re talking about his book, Never Binge Again, and how type 1 diabetics can use the principles in that book to develop a healthy food mindset.


"Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants." 

Please remember that Glenn is not a medical doctor. This is not medical advice. This is an overview of Glenn’s experience working with people to stop overeating and, as he calls it, think like a permanently thin person.

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Fruit blend between banana and plantain

Another view of the banana/plantain fruit

Wins & Fails

Colleen's Win: A quick win for me is that I only had to change my set twice and my sensor once while on vacation. I brought extra supplies just in case, but used less than I thought I’d have to for an 8-day road trip.

Colleen's Fail: My blood sugars were a little more unstable during my vacation because my sleep schedule was different, I was eating dinner with family instead of doing my usual intermittent fasting, and I snacked a lot while in the car instead of waiting for us to stop for meals. So, not a healthy food mindset for me on that trip! 

Hack of the Week

Glenn Livingston’s book, Never Binge Again, is free on Amazon. Go ahead and give it a read and try his stop overeating method if that’s been a problem for you.

Dr. Glenn Livingston talks about how type 1 diabetics can use the principles in his book, Never Binge Again, to develop a healthy food mindset.

Review Shoutout!

This review was left on iTunes for us from "bbghij": 

“I’m the parent of a child with Type 1, and I find this podcast so informative. They cover a great variety of topics that are extremely relevant to people with Type 1 and their families, and it helps to raise awareness about all the aspects of the disease that no one would know about it unless they or a loved one is affected by TID. It is inspiring listening to the hosts, who don’t let Type 1 hold them back. They also feature interesting guests with connections to Type 1.”

Thanks for the review! 

Question for You!

Do you struggle with overeating or bingeing, as Dr. Livingston defines it? What food plan rules have you implemented that work for you?

Links & Resources


Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here! Our audio wizard is my husband Tim. He runs his own food blog called Split Appetites.

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