How do you respond after a day or weekend of binge eating?
We have all been here. Having just a little bite of a food that we considered "off-limits", but after one bite, a switch is flipped. Suddenly we are riding in the passenger seat, destination: Binge City.
Soon after the binge, guilt and shame sneak in and wrap themselves around you like a weighted blanket. Your chest feels tight, you stomach hurts. As this sinking feeling takes over you begin to drown in the negative thought spiral.
“Wtf is wrong with me?”
“This is why I’m fat... I always do this.”
"I'm such a disgusting piece of sh*t!"
After sliding into the downward spiral of negative thoughts with your heart racing it’s decided:
You’re gonna start over Monday. Declaring that you need to be super strict by cutting out all the bread/sugar/carbs. No more bullshit. This is gonna be it this time!
And next weekend a binge happens.
We always try to “fix” binging by trying a new diet, doubling down on our current diet or workout program. And every single thing that we think is a solution is what continues to perpetuate this cycle.
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗶 𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗻’𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿.
After completing a 10 month certification program that focused solely on the psychology of eating, emotional wellness, and binge eating, I was opened up to a world that I’d never known existed.
There is SO much more behind our eating behaviours than food & willpower.
The first step in healing binge eating is to end the period of restriction. This means that your diet has got to go! I know that this can feel terrifying, especially if you have been on a diet for most of your life, but it is the only way to fully heal your relationship with food and your body.
If you are struggling, send me a message, or check out my free Food Freedom Workshop here. https://www.melissahala.com/foodfreedom