Start by examining what you did in those 2 weeks that you saw success. Was it that you severely restricted your calories or deprived yourself of everything you normally eat? In short, went on a “diet”?
Did you exercise too intensely in those 2 weeks? If you exercised very intensely coupled with restricted diet, that will take a toll on the body and force you to take notice by increasing your appetite since your body would want you to replenish the nutrients that it needed and didn’t get and overcome the tiredness.
Psychological aspect of it should not be ignored either. Sometimes, we give ourselves a pity party for being so “good” and exercising and restricting food, the time spent on exercise, preparing food, that is pretty much on our minds the whole time. It all becomes too much and there starts the downfall.
For next time, be prepared for this issue to crop up. Write down a plan for workout on a calendar for 2 weeks. So you can be sure that it is feasible and not overly exhaustive. Plan meals for 2 weeks. Make sure to include atleast a few of your favorite foods. And not be very restrictive. But do mind your portion sizes. Since it is only for 2 weeks, it wont feel as overwhelming.
By the middle of the 2nd week, anticipate how you usually feel by week 2 and plan some activities that will take your mind off from this downfall. You could reward yourself with a hike with a buddy, a new workout clothing, a salad place lunch/dinner with a friend, movie (minus the popcorn), etc… Have some healthy snacks in the house so if the binge monster attacks, you show the monster who is in charge now!
You can do this!
I also wrote a blog on binge eating with reasons I could think of for why we binge. If you are interested please check out the blog through my sparkpage.
“There are three types of people in this world. Firstly, there are people who make things happen. Then there are people who watch things happen. Lastly, there are people who ask, what happened? - Steve Backley
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