Just reading this article and the comments has elevated my 'anxiety level'! lol
Fighting the binge demon is my biggest challenge.
I am a food addict and I binge! There . . . I said it! Whew! ;)
The article offers many great tips which I have used and still do, but I am like many here and need chains on my body and duct tape over my face to overcome some of my urges.
98% of the time the above tips work, but once in a while it seems NOTHING can stop a binge. A thoughtful attempt at control by eating a spoonful of peanut butter (to stave off cravings) can turn into eating a whole JAR of peanut butter. Then, I feel miserable, sick, and on top of that guilt, remorse, self-depreciating thoughts, etc. AGONY!
A post with a link on here shared about how harmones and a diet plan that treats body chemistry may help! I'll check that out. I do know that when I eat a balanced menu and proper nutrients do help stave off binges for me. I still think the other aspect mentioned is our mental or emotional reasons for a binge. Getting to the root of why we binge may also help.
In the end, I believe it is just going to be a trial and error and lots of work at self discipline, diversion, etc. WHATEVER gets us through! Sometimes we just have to keep at it until something works. I know there is never going to be an easy solution and it is never going to be a thing I can ignore--ever. I have learned that I alone is where it begins and ends and that ultimately if I want to be a healthy weight it is going take work. Sorry, this is not what I want to hear either, but it is the cold hard fact.
Someday, there may be a pill for that, but in the meantime I have ME and I have to have the determination to be stronger than my urges.
Now, I need to work on continued, sustained determination--for life!
- 10/25/2014 11:46:01 AM