Stop the binge sooner…

More on binge eating…

FitPsychology

Yesterday I commented on binge-eating, and how to begin learning to prevent binge episodes. Here are some additional tips for learning to control binge-eating and ways to stop yourself during a binge.

After a binge: Rather than feeling guilty after a binge – because it is done, you cannot change it now – spend some time thinking about what just happened…

  • Think about what led up to the binge:
    • What happened today?
    • What were your thoughts prior and during the binge?
    • Was it mindless?
    • What were your feelings?
  • What was the outcome of the binge?
    • Thoughts/feelings after?
    • Did your emotions increase or decrease?
  • Did this help you reach your long-term goals?
  • Do you have regrets? The guilt and shame associated with a binge-eating episode only serve to further push you into a negative coping cycle, increasing the likelihood of bingeing again.

REMEMBER:purging (throwing up) after a binge is NEVER the…

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