𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗶𝗳 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽.
And it is no wonder that you feel this way when every diet claims to be “the one”. And every trainer or coach claims that if you were just a little more consistent, your weight woes would be resolved.
Some of these diets even disguise themselves behind words like 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 & 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦.
Some of the so-called cures for binge eating are actually making the problem worse!
Here are a few triggers:
1. Imposing Food Rules
This can look like restricting your intake by eliminating/limiting certain foods or food groups. Labelling foods are "good" or bad" is another great example of enforcing food rules. If you have limitations on the time of day that you can eat certain things whether you are simply fasting or avoiding carbohydrates after 6pm, these are still rules and restrictions. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have food rules, notice the thoughts that you have around different types of food. If you are hearing words like, "should" or "shouldn't" arising, there is a good chance that you have some type of rule around this particular food.
2. Counting Calories and Measuring Food
Counting calories, tracking macronutrients, or using fancy portion control containers can cause binging because they reinforce and give a visual representation of scarcity. There is nothing that humans fear more than scarcity when it comes to money, love, or food. A great example of human behavior when it comes to the fear of not having enough, is the great toilet paper hoarding of 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. Everyone panicked and stocked up in preparation for a shortage and this is exactly how binge eating works. We stock up and feast in preparation for the next famine or diet that starts Monday.
3. Inability To Cope With Emotions
As a child, we learn how to cope with emotions from our parents. Sometimes we are shamed or punished for expressing sadness, anger, or rage in childhood. We learn that expressing these emotions is a bad thing, so we start to stuff these emotions down and cope in other ways. Food, alcohol, drugs, porn, mindless scrolling on social media, workoholism, shopping etc. We do this things to survive. The beautiful thing is that as an adult, with awareness of how you cope with certain emotions, you can begin to peel back the layers and learn WHY you cope in this way. What were you taught about sadness, anger, or rage? With this knowledge, you can start to express yourself freely as opposed to using food to cope. A meal plan can help you with that.
If you are still in doubt and believe a meal plan or the right diet will help you eliminate binging for good, ask yourself:
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘀 & 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁? 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲𝘀?
Did emotional eating and binges increase after being on a program?
Our binges & emotional eating can not be fixed with discipline, rules, structures, and meal plans. They can’t be hustled or grinded out of existence.
You’ve gotta heal the deeper shit babe. The only way through this is 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵!
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴... 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲.
𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘁 ➡️ 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ➡️ 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱, 𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗲 ➡️ 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ➡️ 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁 ➡️ 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗮𝘁
If you are struggling with binge eating you can access my self-paced course Ditch the Diet that I have designed to help walk you through letting go of diet mentality, food guilt, and black-and-white thinking as you step into becoming an intuitive eater.