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NANADEE44 SparkPoints: (33,345)
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5/31/13 9:31 P

Here are a few suggestions for you whenever that desire to binge hits. I'm not binger, but I am a snacker and this is what I sometimes do when the urge hits. My train of thought is diverted and soon the urge to eat is no longer there.

1.Grab your water bottle or glass and drink at least 8 ounces, more is better
2. Take a quick walk around the block, or run a couple of flights of steps
3. Call a friend to say Hi
4. Take a shower or a nice hot bath

Whatever you choose to do, don't beat yourself up over this binge. You are not alone. Many of us are have been where you are. We all make mistakes and it's easy to fall victim to self-guilt and self doubt. Forgive yourself and move forward taking positive steps to get back to healthy eating once again.


Diane from Illinois

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FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,044
5/31/13 8:44 P

Hey girl we all have those binges, but do your best to stay clear! Keep remembering why you are doing this. Remember those sleek abs you want! You can do it stay strong!

If it helps I devoured 3 homemade cupcakes within like 5 min this week. They tasted so good, but then I felt so guilty and sick because I know it's keeping me from my goal. We are all struggling in some way or another.

Hopefully the binge is over and just dust yourself off and keep moving forward. Hugs!



"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. "
DMB4500 Posts: 71
5/31/13 5:08 P

Don't beat yourself up over it! The fact that you recognized your issue at the moment, and reached out, lets you know that you are still on track!

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (83,718)
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5/31/13 4:20 P

Send a goodie to each of your Spark friends right now! That will occupy you for a while and keep your mind off the binge. I find that distraction is a great binge-stopper. Another idea is to just get up and go somewhere that doesn't have any food, like a park or library.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (157,080)
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5/31/13 4:00 P

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How about taking a walk ? Some times, it's best to walk away from a situation like this.

I'm a firm believer that stress is a neglected aspect of weight gain. if a person could reduce their stress, they'd automatically reduce their waistline. So, if you're feeling stressed out, you need to find a better way to vent your stress that doesn't involve food. How about taking a moment to write out your feelings ? I find writing very helpful to distract me from eating.

Also, as I tell all new members,"Don't look at good heatlh or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

Remember, you don't have to be perfect to be healthy !

HAWTLIKEME SparkPoints: (21,813)
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5/31/13 3:49 P

Please help. I have never posted in this forum before but really need someone to talk me down. I have been so good, eating cleanly and mindfully with the very odd little treat one in a while, but today, I'm very stressed about my son and had a package of Skinny Cows that triggered my sugar cravings and since then have devoured a doughnut, three date squares and and scrounging for anything else sweet that I can get my hands on.

I know better. I hate how I feel emotionally and physically after a sugar binge. Someone please help. Reason with me or SOMETHING!!

Though we cannot control the winds, we can adjust the sails.


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