As I read this article, I thought "okay, am I just way too cynical?" After I read the responses I see that I'm not! Yes, there are a couple of excellent suggestions (such as finding what is triggering your binges, this one has been HUGE for me).
I have found the very best thing for me is delaying my binge. And there's actually some really sound science behind this! If I feel compelled to tear through an entire bag of tortilla chips (my "drug of choice"), I tell myself "okay, first I'm going to have an apple and let it sit for 20 minutes on my stomach while I do something to make me feel more in control of my life and then, if I still want the chips, I can have as many as I want!" And, you know what, sometimes, I end up eating the entire bag of chips! Often, very often, I don't. Either way, I've gotten in some fresh fruit which is not only nourishing but puts digestive enzymes in my belly to help me handle digesting the chips better and I spent 20 minutes getting something in my life more in control whether it be cleaning and organizing or doing a light workout.
It's definitely not full proof but I've lost a ton of weight and kept it off for five years which, statistically, is rare so hopefully someone can add this to some of the better suggestions that this article offers and have a little success!
- 6/2/2016 5:28:14 AM