1 week ago
Confession: I used to binge eat
I’d order a pizza 🍕 and eat the whole thing by myself. I’d go to the store and buy a box of cookies 🍪 and demolish most of them in one sitting.
I’d get a bag of sour patch kids, a Milky Way and a Twix bar 🍫 and eat them all at once (then wonder why I didn’t buy more)
I felt that when a craving struck, I was powerless.
As soon as the thought of a treat crossed my mind it was all I could think about. I had to get to the store and scratch that itch.
Usually, these binges were brought on by stress, sadness or anger…but we’ll save the emotional eating talk for another post.
Let’s just say that I used food to fill a void.
So what helped me get out of the binge eating spiral?
I had to recognize my pattern of trying to lean on food and then I found other things to fill my cup.
I developed passions in my life through relationships, career and self development. Instead of filling the void with food, I decided to look inward and work on myself instead.
If you find yourself overdoing it on nutrient poor foods often, it may be time to take a good hard look in the mirror and ask yourself, “what’s missing in my life”?
Then get to work filling those “holes” by taking the steps to improve your life