Binge Eating and Body Trust with Jane Pilger

The Principal Purpose Podcast

Jan 26 2023 • 24 mins

Jane Pilger, a Master Certified Life Coach, joins The Principal Podcast to discuss the phenomena of binge eating and how to support yourself instead of shame yourself.  As women and educators, we understand that food takes up a lot of mental space.

Jane and Lynn discuss:

  • Jane shares what a Master Certified Coach is and why she decided to become one and work with women who want to stop binging and feel safe in their body or safe around certain foods.
  • Jane talks about her first binge and what she did to stop.
  • Lynn describes binging as a young woman
  • “The nervous system is going to respond based on its perception of safety.”
  • Jane talks about how we use food to disconnect and when we can look at it without shame or judgement, we can approach the behavior with understanding
  • What is binging anyway?
  • “In talking about it, that we can remove the shame”
  • Lynn and Jane emphasize the importance of talking about it
  • Jane describes her program where one learns there are 8 reasons for binging and there are 8 solutions
  • Thoughts on Jane’s favorite teacher Mr. Apple and his impact on her

Learn more about Jane’s work and how to work with her privately at and more about her program The Binge Breakthrough here

You can also listen to her podcast

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About the guest

Wife. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Cat mama. Christian. Triathlete. CPA. Commercial real estate broker and developer. These are a few interesting things about me that I can fully embrace and appreciate now that I am no longer consumed by thoughts about what I have eaten, what I will eat, or collapsed in shame thinking something is wrong with me. Now I spend my time and energy connecting with others, helping women end the cycle of shame around food and their bodies, and chasing finish lines. I strive to make a difference in the lives of those around me while living a life of love, trust, adventure and growth.

About the host

Lynn Hardin is a Retired Elementary School Principal and Certified Life Coach for educators.  She understands the stress and anxiety associated with being an educator pre and post pandemic.  She is a wife, mother, grandmother, dog lover, and artist.  She is passionate about helping teachers and school leaders overcome anxiety, chronic stress, and worry to live happier and healthier lives.  Connect on Instagram @_lynnhardin