Would it help to hear that it does get better? Stress and how we deal with it changes as your new healthy habits become more and more ingrained. Now that you have recognised what happened here, as a pp has said, hopefully you will be better able to see what's happening next time.h
In my own personal experience, in my past I ALWAYS used food as a coping mechanism and it took a lot of practice, reprogramming and AWARENESS to help me overcome these habits. It will not happen over night, but as you become more and more aware of the effects of your emotions on your eating habits, it will get easier and you'll be able to stop yourselft sooner.
My binges in the past could last months, now, the worst could last a week, but for the most part, I am successful in limiting them to a few hours or maybe a day or two at the most. I'd love to stay that they will stop altogether eventually, but life-long habits take alot of committment to break and maybe someday I will be able to say that they don't happen at all, but for now, the key is to identify what happened and why, see how the food did not make it any better (often it (particularly sugar) worsens the emotions like anxiety - like alcohol does) and learn from each transgression. Forgive yourself, learn from it and move on with renewed committment to conquering these demons.
Don't expect perfection, just progress. It's a process. You are not alone. You can do this.
Though we cannot control the winds, we can adjust the sails.
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