The Health Scientist Podcast

Ep.36 Jake Linardon: Eating disorders, binge eating & dietary restraint

Dr Jake Linardon is a Research Fellow at Deakin University, Australia. His research involves evaluating a broad range of treatment approaches for eating disorders, with a keen interest in understanding how we can use innovative technology to better reach those in need. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Eating Disorders and Body Image, and is the founder of Break Binge Eating.

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ebook: 5 Proven Steps To Break The Binge Eating Cycle

In this episode we cover:

  • Jake's research into eating disorders and his prolific research output
  • How Jake's observations of the effects of physique ideals on eating and exercise behaviour led to his research interest
  • What are some of the most common eating disorders and how are they diagnosed?
  • The role of over-evaluating body shape and weight as a common root in the development of eating disorders
  • Is there merit to treating all eating disorders in a similar fashion due to their common root cause?
  • Why treating surface symptoms of eating disorders without dealing with the deeper issue results in a much greater risk of relapse
  • What are some of the most commonly used treatments for eating disorders?
  • The importance of real-time recording of binge eating episodes
  • How effective are the commonly used eating disorder therapies?
  • Are there certain types of people that are more likely to recover with treatment?
  • How likely is it that someone who has "recovered" from an eating disorder may still be suffering the underlying issues?
  • How might the COVID-19 pandemic affect people suffering from eating disorders?
  • The role alcohol can play in binge eating
  • What type of dietary patterns are related to the development of eating disorders?
  • What is the difference between rigid and flexible dietary restraint?
  • Is "flexible dieting" as it's commonly interpreted a type of flexible or rigid restraint?
  • Where does intuitive eating fit in with flexible and rigid dietary restraint?
  • Is there evidence for the use of intuitive eating in the treatment of eating disorders?
  • Jake's free E-book to help people suffering with binge eating
  • How can people in the fitness/nutrition industry ensure they aren't promoting disordered eating?
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