Firstly sorry for my bad English.

I'm translating a book about behavior. what does "binge on elimination" mean in the following context: "We will shed an unreliable friend who causes us 
grief, stop drinking caffeine because it makes us jittery, quit 
a stultifying job that ruins our day, stop a habit that might 
be killing us. When the consequence is extreme distress, we 
binge on elimination."?