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A Catholic Approach to Overcoming Compulsive Eating Behaviors

Join CIR+ today to access the video series A Catholic Approach to Overcoming Compulsive Eating Behaviors! Hosted by Erin McCole Cupp, the series is composed of six videos offering advice, tools, encouragement, and guidance for overcoming food-related addictions, compulsive eating, and other unhealthy behaviors around food.


If you would like to access all six videos, you’ll need to upgrade your account to CIR+ using the form on this page.

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The series includes the following videos:

  1   The Nuance of Recovering from a Food Addiction |How do we recover from food addiction when we need to eat to live? Erin McCole Cupp shares the good news of the resurrection that is waiting for us.

  2   Fellowships Available to Those with a Food Addiction | While we share many of the same struggles, food addiction recovery can take many different forms, requiring a variety of approaches. Erin McCole Cupp shares some of the different food recovery fellowship options available.

  3   The Food Addict’s Health Care Team | Food addiction recovery involves the whole self, not just what we do or don’t eat. Erin McCole Cupp shares about establishing a health care team as an asset to one’s program.

  4   What Is a Sponsor? | Wondering about the role of sponsorship in your recovery from disordered eating? Erin McCole Cupp gives you the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the sponsor-sponsee relationship.

  5   Do I Really Need a Secular Fellowship or Is CIR Enough? | Wondering how to integrate secular fellowships with CIR? Erin McCole Cupp offers a breakdown of how secular and CIR fellowships can complement each other to strengthen your recovery.

  6   Help! I’m Being Judged! | All addicts deal with the physical effects of an unhealthy attachment to our behaviors of choice. Yet, because eating disorders are so connected to body image issues, we must rely not on the opinions of humans for our self-esteem but on God’s unconditional love. Erin McCole Cupp offers encouragement and advice on how you can rely more on God’s love.

ERIN MCCOLE CUPP is grateful to be recovering from compulsive overeating, binge eating behaviors, and developmental and betrayal trauma. She writes and speaks about mental health and addiction recovery from a Catholic perspective.

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