Friday, 27 April 2012

Eating Disorder-Binge Eating

I'm just about 15-20 pounds heavier than I'd like to be, and I am a vegan and as well don't eat gluten. I exercise at least 5 days a week. I'm really healthy! But I have trouble with binge eating, a habit leftover from an old eating disorder. I am having so much trouble breaking old habits. Do you have any tips for how to quit the habit of overeating? I'm so tired of having this extra weight on me

Think about why you binge. Do you do it because you are not eating enough throughout the day? Do you do it because of stress or negative emotions? Or maybe you binge on certain foods because you restrict yourself of them? You obviously don’t have to answer that to me, but think about that. Maybe keep a journal and write down when you binge and how you were feeling when you did it and before you did it. As far as overeating in general, instead of taking a heaping plate full of food or grabbing a bunch of what you want to snack on, try your hardest to take a portioned size. If you are not eating enough or frequently enough throughout the day, that might be contributing to some of it. Try and practice mindful eating the best that you can. When you feel like you are craving something or need to binge, have a small healthy, guiltless snack. Some grapes, strawberries, kiwi, banana, an apple. I read that an apple helps aid weight loss and can help you let go of binge eating (X), but I’m not sure that’d help you much because you are a healthy eater already. I definitely do suggest keeping a food diary and writing your thoughts and feelings. It might begin to help (: read more..

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