A reminder that it is perfectly normal to overeat at the holidays or eat more than you usually would if it was any other day. It’s okay to leave a holiday meal or party feeling stuffed. You do not need to compensate for the fullness and in a few hours you will need to eat again.
There is nothing wrong with emotional eating! Our society that fears weight gain says it’s bad because emotional eating can lead to weight gain if done too often. But eating emotionally is actually a pretty useful coping strategy for many people. I was, exactly as this post states, […]
No amount of food will ever fill the gaping void inside of you when it stems from discontent, anger, loneliness, boredom, sadness, frustration, etc. Deal with the feelings. Get your needs met. Food is not the answer to all of life’s problems.
I get asked this question a lot. “How can I stop binge eating?” Bingeing, eating excessive amounts of food in a short amount of time while feeling a loss of control, is scary. It can feel shameful, humiliating, and you may feel completely powerless to stop. The good news is that you can develop a more normalized experience with eating. It is possible. But it is also difficult and it takes time and effort. This article will not cure you of bingeing, but it might provide you with some additional tools to add to your tool kit for conquering binge eating.
After a binge I’m sure the last thing in the world you’re going to believe is that life will actually go on. Even if you do nothing to “correct” for the food you just consumed, the world will actually continue to turn.