I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health 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're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time, thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.
Learning to overcome emotional eating or binge won't be easy. It's going to take time. So, you have to stop beating yourself up every time you over eat. No one ever became a healthy eater overnight. It's impossible.
This is why Spark People encourages its members to start with simple changes first. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. Example, if you're not eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. if you're not drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. if you're not exercising, don't try to do an hour a day, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. Once you've achieved these goals, then you set new ones.
And that's how good health starts. It's not an "all or nothing" situation. It's all about making simple changes we CAN stick with. One small change really can change your life.
BUT... you need to be patient. You are going to make mistakes. We all did. It's part of the learning process. Every time you eat more than you want, you learn a little more about why you did it. the fact is, you're not a bad person because you eat too much. We've all been there.
So, let me ask you, what simple things are you willing to do this week to help you learn healthier habits ? and do start reading some of the great spark articles on emotional eating. start here. Will you learn everything you need to know ? NO ! that's why you need to be patient and stop beating on yourself for being human. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti