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  • Writer's picturePaige Smathers

161: The Diet-Binge Cycle and How Isabel Foxen Duke Finally Stopped Fighting Food

Isabel Foxen Duke shares her personal story of chronic dieting and how her quest for thinness ultimately led her to treatment for an addiction to cocaine. She shares her recovery story and how her struggles with food and body image went unnoticed for decades because her body wasn't "thin enough" to alert people in her life. She shares about how she recovered, moments of clarity she had, and insight into her healing process. She talks about the perils of the hunger and fullness diet and how she broke free from it.

Isabel Foxen Duke is the Creator of Stop Fighting Food — a free video training program for women who want to "stop feeling crazy around food." After years of trying to overcome emotional eating, binge-eating and chronic weight-cycling through "traditional" and alternative approaches, Isabel discovered some radical new ways to get women over their "food issues" once and for all — not just by shifting the mindsets of individuals, but by challenging the dominant diet culture as a whole. A fixture and thought-leader in the greater body-positive movement, Isabel has been featured in the Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, XOJane, and has been praised by Ricki Lake. Her writing and free guide, How To Not Eat Cake, can be found at and you can watch her free video training series at

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You can catch Isabel's FREE video training series at and her group coaching program at

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