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 is no way to win or lose at healthy eating. It doesn’t matter if you do it better or worse than anyone else. It. Is. Not. A. Competition.
Chances are that even if you didn’t leave your house today, if you’ve turned on your smart phone or television or read a newspaper or magazine, you’ve been exposed to at least one product that makes a nutrition claim. Thankfully, there are ways we can determine if a product really will do some of the things it promises to do. When analyzing a health claim, we can apply some of the following basic guidelines.
How well you can stick to a diet does not say anything about your character. It does not make you better than anyone else. It does not make you more deserving of love or goodness in your life. It does not automatically make you special.
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.
Have a less than healthy habit you’ve been meaning to change? It’s never too late to work on it! It might seem overwhelming to think about completely changing a behavior you’ve spent a lifetime developing, but when broken down into separate steps using the SMART goal system, soon you’ll be a pro at creating those healthy habits you know will help improve your health and quality of life.