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.
There are some common dieting tips/suggestions that actually make good sense when you’re trying to eat more mindfully and perhaps manage a gastrointestinal or other health condition. Let’s take a look at 12 dieting tips I’ve re-framed with the goal not to lose weight, but to feel good after eating.
When I first created this website, I quickly wrote the tagline “Grieve their loss, my friends, and then join me in exploring how to manage when not all foods fit into your life.” I didn’t give it much thought at the time, but I realize now just how much of nutrition counseling deals with grieving different losses. It’s partly about the loss of different food items that can no longer fit into the diet, but on a deeper level it’s about grieving the loss of a former self. This may be the loss of a healthy or sick self. Yes, it’s possible, and so normal, to miss your sick self.
7 tips for practicing mindfulness to reduce physical discomfort after eating, especially when you have IBS or IBD
When “not all foods fit”, you may have already done countless elimination diets, food trials, or allergy tests. You may not have found your trigger foods yet, or the foods might change daily. One thing’s for sure; eating is not simple. Maybe you’ve been tempted by promises of […]
Movement is almost as important as eating during eating disorder recovery. Note, I said movement, not exercise. There are countless benefits of movement including elevating mood, decreasing anxiety, improving digestion and strengthening bones. One of the questions I often hear people ask is “will I ever have a […]