Take a bubble bath, clean the house, read a book (yes I know you CAN read and munch, but if you get into the book before you start looking for something to munch on this may work (most of the time it does for me)), start crafting. log in to Spark and read blogs, look at new spark pages, welcome new members, or leave a message on a team members Spark page. Right now that's all I can come up with.
You can do it! If you don't believe in you who else will?
Maybe this is already in a post somewhere but I didn't see anyone talking about what kinds of things could help prevent binge episodes. I know a lot of people can attribute being overweight to lifestyle. Binging is a lot different from that. It's an addiction problem causing a health problem and being caused by something very emotional and mental. I'm no professional so I won't even begin to brainstorm emotional fixes, but what if we focus on the addiction part and breaking that? Just some thoughts (help out if you know better or with what sometimes works for you!): Instead of hungerlessly going to the kitchen we could replace the habit with walks or do stretching/yoga, anything but munching. For those of us living in safe areas we could get healthy snacks like an apple or a light sandwich and take it for a long walk along with. Then just make it a point for the rest of the night not to have anything but water or tea (like chamomile so you get to sleep more quickly). Or habitually shower and go straight to bed. Also, instead of dieting so strictly throughout the day (supposing it is restricting which makes the cravings so strong) maybe try giving ourselves X amounts to eat by certain times, and then not letting those roll over past a certain time. Or make a humungous salad when you get home from work. Then have a part of that with regular dinner. If you get an urge to binge and can't resist it with any other distraction then binge strictly on that so at least you're eating something healthy. Now to put some ideas into practice...
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