Never Binge Again by Glenn Livingston Ph.D. | Book Review

Renae Nicole
5 min readJan 31

5 out of 5 stars. It was inspiring, straightforward advice with a writing style that reads like a blog post. All the online material screams scam, but it’s not!

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Main concept:

“Identifying and caging your fat-thinking alter-ego is how YOU finally come to dominate all your food decisions and permanently reprogram yourself to think like a thin person.” (11)

Meaningful Quotes and Concepts:

“The ONLY way you’re ever going to succeed is if you accept 100% responsibility for every bite and swallow.” (24)

“You already have a food plan whether you write it done or not. It’s impossible to function each day without making decisions about what you’ll never, always, sometimes, and conditionally eat. The problem is, most people make these decisions unconsciously.” (37)

You know what you can and can’t eat, what you like and don’t like — and you structure your diet accordingly. What this book does is flush out those rules, so they don’t rule you.

“The key is recognizing there is a very real survival drive which the Pig hijacks and turns against us. Humans are wired to seek sustenance as a major priority in three situations: (1) when nutrients are depleted; (2) when we get too cold and: (3) when our blood sugar drops too low. Sometimes, we also confuse dehydration with hunger. Therefore: You can keep the discomfort associated with cravings to a minimum by staying relatively warm and hydrated, and consuming regular, consistent, healthy meals.” (47)

“The philosophy behind “progress not perfection” as a before tool is one of hopeless abandon to the Pig’s impulses. To adopt the “progress not perfection” ideology is to believe it’s literally impossible to dominate your Cravings. Progress-not-perfection says there will eventually come an irresistible urge which forces you to indulge… it’s just a matter of time.” (56)

“Perfectionism is only a set up for a Binge when you allow the Pig to use it to retrospectively assign powerlessness to you — After a mistake has occurred.” (56)

One of my slogans is “Progress, Not Perfection,” but I agree with Livingston on his point, and I think he would agree…

Renae Nicole

Certified Personal Trainer | Health Coach | Nutrition Coach | Worldview: Christianity