• Basic premise: Dietary restraint leads to binge eating, which leads to further dietary restraint. Thus, reducing dietary restriction via cognitive and behavioral interventions can reduce binge eating.
  • Essence of therapy: Dietary restraint promotes and maintains binge eating pathology; thus, the treatment is designed to reduce dietary restraint through behavioral strategies (e.g., self-monitoring of behaviors, normalizing patterns of eating). The treatment also includes modifying dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs about one’s body shape and weight, which is also designed to reduce eating disorder pathology.
  • Length: Approx. 16 sessions