Battling his own food demons became a career helping others battle theirs.
Coming from a family of 17 psychotherapists—and with the last name Livingston—there was no question that Glenn Livingston would be a doctor. And while the weight of his highly-stressful career, painful divorce and near bankruptcy could have easily done him in, it was Glenn’s battle with his actual weight that nearly did it instead.
Thankfully, a career helping people, consulting big food and big pharma companies, and pouring himself into addiction recovery organizations led Glenn to discovering the secret to his success…and to the success of many thousands of other food addicts.
“When I was about 17, I figured out that if I worked out for 2-3 hours a day, I could eat whatever I wanted to. A whole pizza, box of muffins, box of donuts, anything I wanted to. I didn’t think it was a problem…I thought it was great. And that worked until I was about 23 years old. They were telling me I was going to die in my 30s if I didn’t do something about it soon. But I couldn’t, I just kept eating.
And the worst part about it was, when I’d be sitting with a suicidal patient or someone after they realized their spouse had been having an affair, I’d be thinking about when I could get to the deli or how to get to the next pizza place.”
A psychologist, author and former multi-million dollar consultant to the health food industry, Glenn Livingston is living proof that a lifetime of food addiction and bingeing can be overcome. After losing more than 100 pounds himself, Glenn turned to helping others do the same. His book, “Never Binge Again” has nearly 700,000 copies in distribution.